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Feb 18, 2017 · Afib after ablation in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Early on I had two major events where I needed electrical cardioversion. After we got my dosage of Digoxin right, I have never actually felt my AFIB since, although my doctor tells me I’m always out of rhythm… just not enough top cause me to feel any discomfort. This has been for about the last 10 years. I’ve also lost over 100 lbs in the last two years so, now I no longer need meds for BP or diabetes.
I just went off of Metoprolol a week ago and my BP is on the low side of the normal scale.

Feb 16, 2017 · Afib after ablation in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I was in the ablation trial at Cleveland Clinic 17 years ago. While I did develop AFIB 6 years later, it has been controlled with meds, so I’ve had 17 productive years since the ablation. It was my best option at the time and I would have likely died within a year without it.
There may be better options now, but I will never regret doing it then.

Feb 15, 2017 · Septal Ablation for HCM in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

I had septal ablation 17 years ago at Cleveland Clinic while it was still in trial. It was a quick recovery procedure and my stats very good by the following day. About 6 years later I did develop AFIB but after being put on Digoxin and getting the dosage right, the AFIB has been controlled to the extent that I never feel it. I am much healthier at 62 than I was before I had the procedure at age 45. Losing over 100 lbs in the last two years helped too.
After a recent echo and cath it was determined that I would benefit from having and ICD implanted, so we did that… but overall I’m doing well.