need for cardiac ablation after Linx surgery

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   Posted 1/2/2014 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Folks I would like any information relating to cardiac ablation. I am eight weeks out after having surgery and they believe as a result of the surgery my heart went into atrial fibrillation. Having never had a heart problem in my life, tomorrow I go for the ablation. If anyone has had any issues relating to this please give the group your issues and thoughts. My best to all for a wonderful New Year.

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   Posted 1/2/2014 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   

Sounds like they may have damaged the Vagus nerve a lot during the surgery. sorry I don't have any info about the ablation. The heart forum would be a good place to ask though.

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   Posted 1/3/2014 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear about the afib. How long did you suffer from GERD? I haven't heard of the Nissen causing atrial fibrillation. I've heard of the mesh causing complications dealing with the heart. Did you have a mesh repair?


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   Posted 1/3/2014 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Also check you magnesium and calcium levels. If you take PPIs you may be deficient in Magnesium since that is one of their side effects. And a magnesium deficiency can cause A-Fib, Atrial flutter and palpitations. How do I know this? Because as a long term user of PPIs my magnesium went low and I got a-fiv and palpitations. Since I now take magnesium chloride in the form of Slo-Mag tablets (available at Wal-Mart) they have gone awaya entirely. But if I stop taking them the palpitations come back.

Did they even measure your magnesium in a blood test. Its not on the normal blood panel so your doc must request it to be added. Also check your calcium, which is on the normal blood panel.

Find out about the magnesium before you have the heart surgery if possible.

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   Posted 1/4/2014 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Please tell us how you are following the ablation. It is my understanding that the Linx is implanted under one branch of the vagus and over one branch of the vagus and requires some movement of the nerve itself. I think Bill (our moderator) mentioned about it. Also tell us if you have been helped with the Linx itself. We wish you well from your forum friends. Peace!
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