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Hi, I have just had an angiogram as a couple of months ago, I started getting chest pains and shortness of breath whilst walking my dog. It turns out I have one branch off my left coronary artery completely blocked and two others 90% and one on my right coronary artery 95%. Needless to say, I am a bit shocked and quite frightened by this, I am only 40 years old, but I do have type 1 diabetes and lost my left leg 4 years ago. I was told at my angiogram that the most likely procedure will be a...
938 views jon, Herts Valley - Wed, 16 Nov 2016
It has occurred to me that my afib is possibly a lot due to my anxieties and stress. When it started 15 years ago, I had a lot of upheaval and stress in my life. I have been doing some research and find that adrenaline plays a big part in this problem and wondered if others are very anxious?
945 views sheilaH, Barnet - Fri, 4 Nov 2016
My cardio version done last week has failed, The cardiologist suggests I have a Ablation and have a pacemaker fitted. Is a ablation a separate procedure to having a pacemaker , he reckons it will not stop the fibrilation but wil lower the pulse rate, does having all this done improve things as my legs etc have felt very week. I am 77
2870 views celast, Cheshire - Wed, 3 Dec 2014
I am on the " waiting list " for the above procedure. When asked by my cardiologist if I wanted this procedure I responded with an honest answer saying yes rather than taking the medications. Since then I have seen one or two negative statements regarding ablation and wonder if anyone else has these doubts about this procedure.
Has anyone had a pacemaker fitted exclusively to deal with Atrial Fibrilation? Did it cut the number or length of epsiodes? How did you feel after it. I've had 4 failed ablations, currently on Dronadarone. A pacemaker has been suggested but I'm worried about it being non-reversible.