update to my previous post now on page 2 about " AF- either surgery or blood thinners " also triggers
I saw the cardiologist today and she and i spoke at great lengths.
Watchman or other types of plug/cut off surgery: One can have at any age. If I want one of these surgeries, i have to be taking blood thinners first. Then if having trouble tolerateing and would like to stop Medicare would then pay for surgery. If not taking anything I would have to payout of pocket. That is not a choice for me.
I will try and do deep breathing if i am awake during these A-Fib episodes and to avoid stress. Only had one more after the one that caused the alert. Was trying to figure what blouse to take on a trip, it was really short a couple of seconds. Took a couple of deep breaths,rested briefly, went out driving, no problems.
She mentioned Pradaxa which is on the lactose free list. I said that had to many risks for me.
I said i am going to try other avenues, Acupuncture, Omega 3&6, etc. She said to avoid animal fats, flours, No pizza.
A friend stopped by asked her what she was taking. She said tried Omega 3 or 6 had to stop as caused her to bleed freely.
Will see the cardiologist in another year. Am going to write her and ask why the pacemaker clinic felt it was neccessary for an alert. As the Dec 2021 quartly report had A-Fib 184 and this past one March 2022, A-Fib had10. No one one contacted me with an Alert by Email in Dec.
Both have the same comment "health trends do not demonstrate significant abnormality."
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