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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 527
   Posted 2/19/2012 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
My Dear Friends at HW--
I continue to have my irregular heartbeats-
This has been going on...for 30 yrs...(I'm 62)-
I have had MANY "event monitors"...on me---only thing were isolated short "runs"...(6..7 or 8 beats)---of SVT--Cardio tells me ..NOT to worry-!
OK...Had the NEW MCOT "event monitor"..on me...TWO months...from mid June...to mid August last sumer----THIS monitor....sends in ANY irregular beats..(SVT...A Fib )--etc...even if the patient does....not feel any symptoms--
Well..I went to see my Cardio.....early Feb--He casually told me...in my two month "study"...nothing really out of the ordinary....except I DID have....ONE....10 second event of  ..A-Fib---!   He said..."Robert..it is nothing to worry about. !  We'll just watch it---it is common...with age! 
He says..people have these A-Fibs....for HOURS..or DAYS--!
This did NOT "relax"...me--!   I feel it will ONLY get worse---!
I am getting..(on MY request)---ANOTHER...MCOT event monitor---early March----Let's see ....what this shows---!
MY QUESTION.....---IF...worse gets to worse----Is an ablation...EFFECTIVE...in curing this...?
PLEASE.....I would HOPE to hear some..."success"....stories--!
Thanks...PLEASE---get back--- wink    And...Thank you all--!  Robert

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 2/20/2012 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Your Dr. is correct in his statement that a 10 second run of Atiral Fib in a 2 month study is nothing to worry about.  I suspect your anxiety is your biggest challenge now that you have this piece of information but do try to let go of this worry as the event happened last summer and you are still alive and well today. 
Worrying about our health and taking care of ourselves is a good thing but over worrying will make you feel ill.
I wish you peace,
Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.


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