After 8 months - heart is still in AFIB 3 options

Posted by cturner01 @cturner01, Dec 18, 2020

Yesterday I had consult with my cardiologist about what to do next . Shocking hasn’t budged my heart. They calling it chronic. He says I have 3 options
1. Do nothing – continue on Eliquis &’Cardezim
2. They can give me a high powered drug (forgot the name & try shocking again) side effects are pretty rough
3. Set up consult with an electrophisiologist for consult about ablation
I’m not sure what I need to do, but I had him set me up with the consult electrophysiologist for 1/6.

Anyone else going through this?

I have just returned from a second cardioversion, heart normal at moment. This time I went in after being on one of those high powered drugs for a month, amiodarone, 400 mg. Taking this drug should ensure the cardioversion holds—dosage necessarily reduced to 200 mg from now on. NO serious side effects that I couldn’t live with for a little while. Having a second ablation with electrophysiologist this spring when hospitals clear. My first ablation lasted 3 years. Easiest invasive procedure I have ever had. So my experience has been very good. Good luck.

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@zoeleela

I have just returned from a second cardioversion, heart normal at moment. This time I went in after being on one of those high powered drugs for a month, amiodarone, 400 mg. Taking this drug should ensure the cardioversion holds—dosage necessarily reduced to 200 mg from now on. NO serious side effects that I couldn’t live with for a little while. Having a second ablation with electrophysiologist this spring when hospitals clear. My first ablation lasted 3 years. Easiest invasive procedure I have ever had. So my experience has been very good. Good luck.

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What sort of side effects did you have?

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@cturner01

What sort of side effects did you have?

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Fatigue, light-headed ness upon waking. On half dose now and think my brain is clearer though I could still function well mentally on 400.

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