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Dec 23, 2019 · Afib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thanks again, Ruby, for one of your useful posts. At 85, I definitely have had to downscale my life not to have AFib attacks. One other source is changing the blood flow too quickly – such as jumping right out of bed or twirling in a dance move. Slowly, my old body prefers to move slowly. I can go to exercise class, but not twirl around too much. Good holidays, everyone!

Dec 13, 2019 · Watchman Implant for A-Fib in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Wow! Some story! Bravo!

Dec 8, 2019 · Getting an ablation: How do you find the best doctor? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

It's so good that everything went well for you! Bravo!

Nov 21, 2019 · Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation patient wants med management only in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Definitely successful. I take dofetilide, diltiazem, and warfarin to help control my afib – since 2015. I'm 85 – making it risky to have an ablation. I have found that over exertion definitely can bring on an afib attack and avoiding that happening can keep attacks away. Like many, I also avoid alcohol and caffeine and smoking. Good luck to you and finding what you need to do or not do to keep the attacks away.

Nov 6, 2019 · Tykosyn use in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Dofetilide is the generic for Tikosyn. Are you sure of what you're taking? I only pay $5 a month for it. Though I definitely have fine insurance. Good luck. Terrific that you had such a good experience.

Oct 24, 2019 · Pacemaker recipients. in Heart Rhythm Conditions

This is true for so many of use! The heart wants a calm life, no alcohol, no caffeine, no smoking, and not too much stress or too much work. The heart will tell us what is "too much" since we're all different ages and have different health situations. Those of us who are retired with already grown families have an easier time of doing just what the heart prefers! Life is usually hardest for younger people. It's good if we can help them out.

Oct 22, 2019 · Feeling heart beat, skipped beats through skin in Heart Rhythm Conditions

As a skinny person, I feel my heart beat around my body all of the time. Have you lost any weight lately that you now notice this?

Oct 19, 2019 · AF occurence in Heart Rhythm Conditions

"Missed" beats or "skipped" beats mean different things when seen on an EKG. They could be harmless, not really missed, but a space after an early beat. Usually doctors don't worry about these. If they mean afib, then the doctor wants to prevent clots and gives a blood thinner. That's why it's always good to see your doctor and get an accurate diagnosis. Twenty years of treatment for afib is a good investment if you're avoiding a stroke. Check to see if you are taking medications if there are cheaper generic ones. My 3 meds cost $15 per month. This is acceptable for lifetime health. (I've been treated for afib for almost 5 years. The condition can be okay with good treatment. Families may wish that we were getting younger instead of older, but dealing well with a medical issue always pays off in the long run. If you need more rest or a change in habits, go for it!