Good response to catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
I have had such a good response to a correction procedure related to a heart condition, that I wish to share my story. It concerns a treatment that I had for a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation.
I believe it was 2012 when I received a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. The cardiologist told me some people develop this condition in later life for no known reason. I was told I would need to begin taking meds to control the condition. That caused a search for another cardiologist as I try to avoid taking meds. Too often, it seems, medicines cause additional problems to develop.
The name of a medical group performing a corrective procedure was given to me by another doctor. This group claimed catheter ablation is superior to drug therapy. I was told, not every person with a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation would be a candidate for the ablation procedure but I was, as it turned out.
The procedure was performed March of 2013. I was on blood thinner medicine and followed for one year. At the end of that year, I was given a clean bill of health as to the atrial fibrillation condition.
Since March of 2014, I exercise indoors five days every week for about 45 minutes each day. The exercise schedule is running on a treadmill after warming up on a cross-trainer machine for a total of 4.25 miles. I do wear a heart monitor and am able to maintain a pulse rate of up to 90% of the maximum allowed for my age of 77. I should mention, prior to the atrial fibrillation condition, I ran for exercise. In fact, as of 2016 I have been a runner for 40+ years.
I have been very pleased with the results from my catheter ablation and the fact that I can continue to perform cardio exercise on a regular basis. I feel great and recommend exploring the procedure as performed by that group to anyone with a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation and a desire to avoid meds.