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Fri, Jul 5 5:46pm · Recent Ablation: Wait and See If Working in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Glad things are working out for you. I as well am feeling much better. Doing pretty much anything physical I want. In fact probably started doing too much, too soon. But, it has all worked out. Hope I am one of the lucky ones and it doesn't return. Still have PVC's, but they are not as bad as they were. So, at this point, everything is tolerable.

Fri, Jul 5 5:44pm · Recent Ablation: Wait and See If Working in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Had all kinds of PVC's for 40-plus years after returning from Vietnam. Some just nuisances, but many very frightening at work and play. Developed Paraxymal AFIB 6 years ago. First episode lasted 14 hours at 200 BPM. Needless to say, PVC's got worse alone with it, and AFIB incidents started to become more frequent. Didn't want to take much medication so I stuck with just Eloquis and Metropolol and some vitamins. Three weeks prior to ablation AFIB was kicking in about every day, and the night before had a 9 hour episode. Felt a little strange after leaving the hospital with a little racing now and then and some PVC's, but I hung and started feeling better each day. Have had a few quick AFIB episode for anywhere from 10 seconds to 30 seconds. No problem. Was just scared it would kick in for a long episode but it hasn't. One month free now. Dr. said at some point may need some touch up if it starts bothering me too much, but I as well would gladly have it done.

Fri, Jul 5 5:28pm · Recent Ablation: Wait and See If Working in Heart Rhythm Conditions

A month in. Not many problems at all. Seemed to alleviate some of my other palpitations as well. Didn't ask my Dr. too much other than what he did. Said he got five major areas with both radio frequency and cryo. I asked if there was a chance I could be one of the lucky ones and be AFIB free from now. He said it was possible, but many times they have to go in and do a touch up. I would have no problem with that.

Sat, Jun 22 8:48pm · Recent Ablation: Wait and See If Working in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Had my ablation for Paroxysmal Afib on June 5. Quite the ordeal but everything went okay. About four hours. Spent the night went home the next day. Was having AFIB episodes every day for about three weeks leading up to my ablation. 8-10 hours at 200 BPM. Have had it for 6 years but episodes were getting closer together. Aside from my normal bothersome PVC’s, etc. Have not had an AFIB episode. Will see the doctor for follow-up on July 2 when I will ask him several questions. I’ll give you more information after that visit. As of now, I would do it again if need be. They sometimes it doesn’t take completely. So, it’s a wait and see.

Fri, May 3 8:43am · Young, Chest Pain, yet Tests Normal – Heart Problems? in Heart & Blood Health

I am here for heart issues of course but I noticed your post. This may sound a little wacky, but I have had a three or four bouts over the years of an unusual stinging type pain all across my upper chest. I think the first time was when I was around 35 (I'm 69 now), and the second was around age 50. The pain just never seemed to go away, day and night up to 4 or 5 months. Uncomfortable, but I tolerated during work and play. Was never checked for heart issues with it and was told it may be some kind of a skeletal arthritis type of thing. Nothing serious of course, but I don't think that's what it was. I do have a hiatal hernia but it has never really bothered me. Whether it was related to that, I don't know. All I can say is maybe have it checked out a little more with a specialist of some sort. It could just be a wacky thing like I have had with nothing to worry about except for a little discomfort now and then.

Wed, May 1 11:32am · Side Effects of Metoprolol? in Heart & Blood Health

Thank you Sue. I'll let everyone know about my ablation results. I've had the PVC's, SVT's and I guess the same ventricular tachycarid for 40 years. Just told I had to live with it work, play, relaxing, etc. All the different palps got worse when I developed the intermittent AFIB about six years ago. So, I'm looking forward to getting some relief from some of this. I still have my hair, receding just a little in front and on top. Problem is, is just not growing. I'll talk to my cardiologist about switching to different beta blocker.