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@jddart

When I turned 50 I developed Atrial Fibrillation, the primary episodic variety. After 5 years the condition was successfully corrected with an ablation procedure (I’m 61 now). However, I was unable to finish my followup with the surgeon because of a move to a different Canadian province. Since the ablation I’ve developed two things: first of all, I get strings of back to back PACs (ie, 40-50 heartbeats in a row where every other one is a PAC, then pause for a few normal beats, then the same again). This will continue for a couple of hours, daily. This always happens between lunch and supper, never in the morning or evening. It can also be triggered by doing physical work with my upper body. I’ve discussed this with my family doctor, and she’s checked all my levels (blood suger, cortisol, thyroid, etc.), but everything is normal, so she says she can’t refer me to a cardiologist, even though I suggested that I needed to finish followup. None of this happened before the ablation. It is NOT anxiety: I have no mortgage, no debt, a beautiful home and wife, a loving family, a great, good-paying job and no other health issues. Life is extremely good—we even live next door to some of the premiere beaches in Canada. I know these issues are not serious, but they’re really annoying, uncomfortable and basically driving me crazy. Is there anything I can do?

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"Life is good…Is there anything I can do?"

Not trying to be a smart ass jd, but it sounds like you could afford it: a trip to a Mayo clinic in USA for diagnosis and potential solution.

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