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elizabeth1941 (@elizabeth1941)

Afib ablation

Heart Rhythm Conditions | Last Active: Mar 19, 2019 | Replies (23)

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@rubywitch67

Hi Sal70……..so the link is something they place ONLY if you have another AFIB episode after an ablation? What is the plan if this device records MORE episodes? I'm sorry if that sounds negative, I'm just very frightened. I am on Xarelto, as you were, and I'm wondering what your side effects were. I hope your ablation is a total success! Thanks so much for your time.

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Hi Rubywitch67,
I had to have 6 mo on Xarelto after ablation. I was having muscle aches, was very tired and headaches. I asked my doc about side effects and these were common. I tried other blood thinners but had same issues . Because I had only 1 afib incident after ablation and couldn’t tolerate side effects of meds, he allowed me off meds and put in the “link”. If I have an episode that I am unaware of, the link alerts my doc and they contact me. If I am aware of a “realized” episode, I call doc or go to ER if it doesn’t stop. The link went in to monitor me after I went off blood thinners. I think they use it for folks who cannot tolerate meds very well. Ablation was a good thing for me. Few episodes and feel so much better. Be brave!