New Story: Cardiologists Offer Little A-Fib Advice to Fellow Doctor
John Bennett, MD, practices emergency medicine in Miami, Florida. Dr. Bennett is known for his series of Google Hangouts live videos featuring experts in a variety of medical fields. To learn more, visit his website, Internetmedicine.com, “Where the Internet Meet Medicine.” His Atrial Fibrillation started at age 57.
“As a physician, I had the usual knowledge most physicians have about A Fib—which is not much. Especially the care of chronic Atrial Fibrillation. Like most people, I trusted my cardiologist to do the best thing for me.
First Cardiologist No Options But Drugs—I Hated Coumadin
My first cardiologist did the usual workup, and prescribed Coumadin. I hated that medicine. Made me feel tired, no energy, but I accepted it.
Finally, I got tired of being tired, so I started to do some online research.
I found out that you could elect to be cardioverted, which my first cardiologist did not even mention (since, of course, he would lose me as a patient, if I returned to normal sinus rhythm).
Electrocardioversion Works for 7 Years
I then went straight to an Electrophysiologist (EP), who converted me, and it lasted 7 years. Then last year…” Continue reading Dr. John Bennett’s story->