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Pleeb

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heart ailment...
« on: February 03, 2020, 03:31:58 AM »
Found out I have atrial fibrillation a while ago. 

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Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase your risk of strokes, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

My nurse practitioner found out accidentally when she was checking my chest.  She then sent me to Emergency (St. Mikes - 5 minutes away)

This isn't something I noticed myself - I noticed a rapid heartbeat the odd time....didn't think anything of it.

An "ablation" cures this, and 99% effective.  You can do it with local anesthetic  :o or general, whereby you're out like a light.


The ablation is a few weeks down the road.

Heart ailments don't run in my family.

Peter

I have to learn to take my own pulse ::) -  I never have, and I don't know what's normal or not.

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Re: heart ailment...
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 09:25:24 PM »
Sorry to hear about that. I hope everything goes well for you. Take Care. paul m

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Re: heart ailment...
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2020, 03:51:10 AM »
Thanks, Paul.  It's not painful, thank goodness.

Peter