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A-Fib Patient Stories: Listed by Subject

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Photos of contributors to A-Fib patient stories: Listed by subject. Click to learn about contributing your story.

Are you interested in reading ‘Lessons Learned’ from other A-Fib patients in your age group? Or from patients with your symptoms? Or patients who’ve had a PVI or a mini-maze surgery? These are a few of the categories you’ll find on this page.

To help you find a story by subject matter, we cross-referenced stories by five major Themes/Topics. Each category has several sub-categories. (A story may appear in more than one category). Click on the story number to jump directly to that patient story. Note: the higher the number the more recent the story.

You can also search our website by entering a keyword using the ‘Search’ box (in the upper right of any page), i.e., PVA.

By Cause:

♥  Holiday heart: 69, 55, 43;
♥  Binge drinking: 67, 51, 5;
♥  Genetics/Heredity: 85, 8381, 68, 63, 39, 22, 13;

By Risk Factor:

♥  Heart attack/other: 77, 6553, 47, 31;
♥  Stroke/TIA/risks of clots: 77, 69, 67, 46, 18;

By Symptom:

♥  Anxiety, fear, stress and guilt: 81, 75, 74, 73, 72, 70, 69, 68, 66, 59, 56, 55, 54, 52, 33, 32, 26;
♥  Fainting/Dizziness: 9073, 72, 69, 66, 6352, 49, 4228, 2014, 1;
♥  Fatigue: 76, 15, 4, 2;
♥  Sleep apnea: 67, 52, 44;
♥  Other: 67, 43, 41;

By Age/Select Groups:

♥  Diagnosed when under 30 years old: 56, 55, 54;
♥  Successful treatment at 70 years or older: 8567, 59, 57, 39, 34, 32, 31, 30, 20;
♥  Years with A-Fib:

•  Two years or less: 919081, 80, 63;
•  Ten to twenty-five years: 79, 72, 68, 64, 30, 21, 3;
•  Thirty to forty years: 66, 48, 42, 39, 32, 22;

By Treatment:

♥  Mineral Deficiency/Supplements:   

•  Magnesium: 7564, 137, 5, 3;
•  Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs): 109;
•  Natural Cures/Diet: 7371, 6866, 8;

♥  Cardioversion: 9190878581, 80, 74, 67, 59, 5147, 4643, 42, 4037, 2616;

♥  Drug Therapy: 79, 71, 70, 69, 68, 67, 64, 58, 48, 45, 35, 30, 19, 16, 11;

•  Successful drug therapy: 70
•  Pill-In-Pocket: 78, 64, 60, 25, 24, 2;
•  Side effects: 79, 78, 77, 74, 72, 716312, 1;

♥  Surgeries: 

•  Cox Maze/Mini-Maze: 62, 40, 18;
•  Failed Mini-Maze: 62, 40;

• 
LAA closure: Watchman device: 8548; AtriClip: 77,
57;

•  Pacemaker: 77, 71, 50, 48,
•  ICD: 31
, 28;

  Catheter Ablations

•  Pulmonary Vein Isolation: 9190, 89,  8780, 79, 78, 77, 76, 75, 74, 72, 71, 6965, 64, 62, 61, 60, 59, 56, 54, 51, 50, 49, 47, 43, 42, 3833, 32, 31, 30, 29, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 15, 14, 11, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1;
•  Multiple PVIs: 8678, 77, 74, 55, 34, 5, 3, 2, 1;
•  Failed PVIs: 40, 39, 38, 36, 3, 2;
•  Cryoablation: 8681, 78, 75, 74, 64, 6358, 53, 44, 17;
•  AV Node Ablation with Pacemaker: 57;

♥  Natural Therapies and Holistic Treatments (coming soon)

•  Yoga
•  Chiropractic
•  Acupressure/Acupuncture
•  Meditation
•  Naturopathy
•  Nutrition/Diet
•  Misc/Other

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