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1 day ago · Question for all afib sufferers in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I havn't had a drop of alcohol in close to 20 years and I have afib. My ablation doc told me what caused my afib was that the electrical connections in my heart were metaphorically "rusty." And he had to ablate the "rust." When he did that the connections could be made and voila! my heart beat in perfect rhythm. Now as to what causes the "rusty" spots to occur, I havn't the slightest idea. For years I tried to figure out what made my heart go out of rhythm. Was it stress? No, on very stressful days my heart would beat regularly, and it would go out of rhythm when I was meditating and extremely calm. Was it the weather? No. It was out on hot days. It was out on cold days. Was it food? No. It was out when I ate Mexican food. It was in when I ate Mexican food. Was it when I exercised? No. It was out when I went to the gym. It was out when I didn't go to the gym. I don't think anyone knows why it goes out. Am I wrong?

Sun, Mar 10 9:40pm · Afib: What causes an episode? What if I don't notice? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Is the heart being damaged by the A-fib episode?

Mon, Mar 4 3:11pm · Side Effects of Eliquis in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I take Eloquis 2.5 mg twice a day along with Brilinta (another blood thinner) 90 mg twice a day. The only side effects I have are bruising. I get these ugly bruise spots on my arms and legs from time to time. I don't think I have any other side effects from the blood thinners. The reason I take two is that I had a heart attack in May and a stent was installed. After a year, the Brilinta will go away, my cardiologist said.

Tue, Feb 19 2:52pm · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I take 50 mg metoprolol (generic for Troprol) twice a day. Doesn't make me tired at all. Heart rate varies from high 40s to low 80s.

Mon, Feb 11 12:20pm · Video Q&A about Advancements in Cardiology and What They Mean for Patients in Heart & Blood Health

I do have a question. Do you recommend CoQ10 for people taking statins?

Sun, Feb 10 3:45pm · Video Q&A about Advancements in Cardiology and What They Mean for Patients in Heart & Blood Health

I don't think I know enough to ask an intelligent question. Perhaps I'll have some after I hear about the latest treatments for arrythmias. I'm very interested as my heart is out of rhythm most of the time now after an ablation fixed it for nearly 10 years.

Wed, Feb 6 11:26am · Understanding ICDs – Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in Heart & Blood Health

This is the first time I've heard of such a thing. Of course I'm interested. And I'm going to also look up @suscros68 website.