Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation

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    Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation

    As I have mentioned in other post, I have been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation -- which explains a lot of my health / lack of energy problems of late.

    Monday, I will be going into Roanoke Memorial Hospital for electrical cardioversion to restore a normal heart beat. Cardioversion is considered a relatively safe / low risk treatment and I don't anticipate any problems. If all goes well, I'll be sending a "All went well" follow-up report toward the end of next week.

    Just wanted to let folk know, what's happening and ask for thoughts and prayers.

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    I hear the same thing, that it is a piece of cake. Nothing much to worry about.
    But it the fibrillation does need to be stopped.

    I'm sure your doc has you on anti-coagulants and may well keep you on them after the cardioversion. If you are using coumadin, contact me by private message and I may be able to give you some thoughts that will help.

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    Thoughts and prayers go out to you.

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    As I have mentioned in other post, I have been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation -- which explains a lot of my health / lack of energy problems of late.

    Monday, I will be going into Roanoke Memorial Hospital for electrical cardioversion to restore a normal heart beat. Cardioversion is considered a relatively safe / low risk treatment and I don't anticipate any problems. If all goes well, I'll be sending a "All went well" follow-up report toward the end of next week.

    Just wanted to let folk know, what's happening and ask for thoughts and prayers.

    dave
    As a biomed in the field I can tell you that medical tech is really advanced and the equipment they use for procedures is incredible. Devices that will practically diagnose a patient problem! Its the stuff that makes a complicated procedure low risk.

    I hope all goes well for you, you are in my prayers
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    good luck

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    Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Best wishes! You're in my thoughts!
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    Best wishes, and look forward to your "all is well" report afterwords.

    I've did more than a few cardioversions as a paramedic, and it really is a safe, straightforward procedure.

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    My sister just did the same thing last year. We called it a 'reboot'. It is a routine procedure, but given that they will stop and restart your heart, it's nothing to take too lightly.

    It was a quick and easy procedure and she's had a new lease on life with energy levels that she had long forgotten! She's been mostly in rhythm since then but will likely go in for an ablation at some point.

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    This is a relatively quick, common, and painless procedure with good results....nerve racking nonetheless. Good luck....will keep you in my thoughts!
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    Prayers sent.

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    Follow-up report -- Not quite "All went well"

    --- but still not too bad.

    The electrical cardioversion failed to restore a normal heart rhythm So, I am the proud new owner of a pacemaker and on a new cocktail of better living through chemistry -- based primarily on Tikosyn .

    I'm still having some paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

    I'm home now and we are in a trial period of the better living through chemistry cocktail -- 1) to see if I can tolerate the Tikosyn and 2) if it will resolve the paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

    Here's hoping!

    Will keep you informed.

    Thanks for the prayers, thoughts, and well wishes.

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    I hope it work works wonders for you, your in my prayers.

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