Two Months After A-Fib Diagnosis, Has CryoBalloon Ablation But Difficult Post-Op Period
Joe had just turned 62 and was an active cyclist. He ran and lifted weights with a resting heart rate of 47. He writes about his first A-Fib attack and his visit to the ER, “The nurse thought I had gone back into sinus rhythm since my pulse was in the 70s (double my normal heart rate). When I stood up, the ER staff became alarmed—my pulse jumped up to 170-180. They confirmed that I had Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib).
The A-Fib felt terrible. I was out of breath, had palpitations, I couldn’t exercise, my heart was thumping in my chest…. Even with drugs, the A-Fib would wake me up in the middle of the night.
I had read that the faster you correct or get A-Fib cured, the better you are. I Googled everything on A-Fib and found A-Fib.com. I found the stories and information Steve Ryan gave really helped me move forward.”