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Aug 29, 2019 · Watchman Implant for A-Fib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I had the Watchman implanted last July mainly due to intolerance to xaralto and AFib. The surgery was very easy, overnight stay. Best part was getting off the blood thinner. I was on Plavix for 6 months. Then ASA for additional 6 months. Now 1 year later just mini ASA. Very happy with the results. You do have 3 TEE to make sure everything is OK – but it is a nothing. Good luck. Kathe

Aug 29, 2019 · Watchman Implant for A-Fib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Trans Esophegal Echocardiogram. Ask your doctor, the 3 means you have to have 3 before off all drugs.

Aug 11, 2019 · Magnesium and heart rhythm problems in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Magnesium is the main ingredient of milk of magnesia- think about this what is MOM used for – constipation. I found it caused diahrrea – so take 2/2 a tablet. Cannot imagine what 1500 would do.

Jun 15, 2019 · Watchman Implant for A-Fib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I received one July 2018. I am very happy with it. I had a high Chad score and had been on blood thinners for 6 years. I am so happy to be off them. I still bruise but they Now eventually go away. I am 82 and very active, biking, swimming, tennis And gardening so being able to take Alive is great. Only small downside TEE (one to go) and heartburn from the ASA. I highly recommend. Kathe

Jun 15, 2019 · Watchman Implant for A-Fib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

TEE IS Transesophegal electrogram3 required at 2 months, 6 months and 1 year. They are done to make sure all is OK. ASA is a full strength Asparin taken daily for the rest of your life. Kathe

Mar 24, 2019 · Afib and alcohol: Holiday Heart? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Never heard that – but I do know that since my husband has reduced his alcohol consumption he snores less.

Mar 10, 2019 · Is it safe to live at high altitude with heart problems? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I live at high altitude (house at 6,300 and ski at 10,000) for 6 months of the year. I have a watchman to prevent blood clots so no longer on Xarelto. All seems to be fine. Good luck. Kathe