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bypass graft or stents?

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...

1910 views jon, Herts Valley - Wed, 16 Nov 2016


Afib & Anxietiy

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?

1872 views sheilaH, Barnet - Fri, 4 Nov 2016



Ive recently been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and have been prescribed warfarin. Do the symptoms of breathless stop?

4 replies , 2969 views Thomas, United Kingdom - Fri, 13 Mar 2015



I'm 49 and get afib at least once a week lasting about 12 hours especially if i exercise it bounces from 65 beats to 140 sitting. 170 to 210 when exercising I've had this for 4 years done all the tests tried medication but it didn't seem to work Can someone HELP

2 replies , 2078 views dennis, United Kingdom - Thu, 12 Mar 2015


Messing myself

On 22. Dec,I have to have an ablation and pacemaker, Does the ablation take a long time to be done and how do you. feel after having a pacemaker fitted

4 replies , 2043 views celast, Cheshire - Sat, 27 Dec 2014


Ablation , pacemaker

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

3418 views celast, Cheshire - Wed, 3 Dec 2014


After cardio version

How long does one have to stay in hospital that day, If I had cardion version at 8.30am how long is it before you can go home,that's what I mean

2 replies , 2680 views celast, Cheshire - Fri, 28 Nov 2014


Wine and AF

I have found that when I have had two or more glasses of red wine I get an attack of AF. Has anyone else noticed this?

3 replies , 2940 views Daniel, United Kingdom - Thu, 20 Nov 2014


Catheter Ablation

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.

6 replies , 4174 views KenT, Stanley , County Durham - Sun, 16 Nov 2014


Beta blockers

Is it essential to have beta blockers with AF ? I do not seem to be able to tolerate them, they make me breathless for no reason,and very tired etc. Could I not just take an ordinary blood pressure tablet like I used to do

3 replies , 2107 views celast, Cheshire - Sun, 31 Aug 2014

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