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    Old 11-04-2016, 12:41 PM   #1
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    Smile Afib and atrial flutter

    Hi everyone! I recently have been diagnosed with Afib and atrial flutter.
    I have experienced palpations and pvc's and pac's most of my life.
    I did the medical gymnastic routine of echo, chemical stress, treadmill stress
    and at that time they said they found SVT. Referred me to a physican that
    handled electric not plumbing difficulties in the heart. Making this short he
    told me 90% cure with cardiac ablation. I did the cardiac ablation and he
    did not ablate any SVT's because there wasn't any SVT's however, he found Afib and Atrial flutter.
    I was sad to find out this info. I am hoping I can find out some info about Afib and atrial flutter. I cannot take meds because I am very sensitive to medication and hope there is some other alternatives
    I apologize for the long post but if you would be so kind to answer I would be totally in gratitude for you taking time out of your busy schedules.
    Many blessings and good health to you and your family.

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    Old 11-12-2016, 11:50 AM   #2
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    Re: Afib and atrial flutter

    I was under the impression that ablation was the most effective treatment for afib and usually recommended when the meds are not effective or become ineffective.

    If you cannot take meds than the only treatment I know of is ablation. From what I read ablation is about 60% to 80% effective but can take up to three months following the procedure to show any improvement. I assume your ablation did not resolve your afib or perhaps it needs more time.

    My afib is what is called vagal afib. Most of my episodes are triggered by foods that irritate my vagus nerve. For about two years I have learned to avoid certain foods and reduce my episodes. I suggest your looking into vagal afib and see if it applies to you. You can do this by keeping a food journal and being alert to any afib episodes after eating certain foods.

    The meds are no bargain and take their toll. There is lots of info on the web. I suggest learning what you can about afib. Good luck.
    Keep moving, it makes it harder for the undertaker to catch you. Don

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