[New] 2 new heart groups: Aortic Aneurysms and Heart Rhythm Conditions

Mayo Clinic Connect now has 2 new heart condition groups:

In the Aortic Aneurysms group, you will find discussions about aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, abdominal aortic aneurysm, abdominal aortic branch occlusion, aortic branch aneurysm, aortitis, thoracic aortic aneurysm, and more.

In the Heart Rhythm Conditions group, take part in discussion about abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), including conditions such as: atrial fibrillation (a-fib) and atrial flutter, long QT syndrome, tachycardia, sinus node dysfunction, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, heart block, and more.

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I have a fib and I am a 68 yr old woman. Please send all your data for people with atrial fib.


Hello. I also am a 68 year old women with afib, diagnosed in 2014. I take 12.5 mg Metropolol and also Xarelto daily. I don't seem to have any bad side effects from these medications although I generally do not like taking medications. If I take an extra Metropolol when in afib as doctor suggested, my blood pressure seems to drop too much so I don't take that extra very often. My afib comes and goes; it happens 2-3 times per week and I definitely feel terrible when it is happening. When I am in afib I have shortness of breath and am extremely fatigued. When it stops I feel much better. At the suggestion of a friend who has a homeopathic doctor, I am currently trying daily foot soaks with magnesium oil (magnesium chloride), along with 100 mg Ubiquinol daily, and am hoping that will help. A few months ago, my doctor was all set to put in a pacemaker which he said might relieve some of the symptoms but I am not sure I want to do that.


Hello @tigas,

Welcome to Connect. I’d like to introduce you to other members who have talked about a-fib here in the community, and who may be able to share their experiences. Please meet @martishka @twptrustrek @jhoffmanj @irishblueileen @billmichalski @success101 @nadine66 @carnes @jimana Mentor @hopeful33250, in addition to @karenatmayo who you’ve already met.

You may also wish to review the conversations in this discussion:
– AFib questions https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/good-morning-im-almost-66-years-old-with-infrequent-afib-and-on/

@tigas, what kind of a-fib data are you looking for? Do you have questions or concerns about the a-fib? Please feel free to ask away – the Connect community is listening.

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