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    Default Re: hubby had to go to the hosp this morning so...

    Quote Originally Posted by megdav View Post
    ...he may need surgery to correct his heart going out of rhythm. its called an Ablation. He's not thrilled. Don't blame him.
    My brother has Afib and he was cardioverted once...worked for a while but eventually returned. Sister was ablated and it worked and she's stable now.
    Brother is convinced that weight, caffeine, alcohol, and stress are all contributing factors...not that he "over-indulges" in any of the aforementioned, but he's thinks that if he quit all, he'd probably be OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megdav View Post
    he used to be on metoprolol but now he's on sotalol. he takes baby aspirin too. His dr just upped his quinapril so that should help his b/p (HAHA i almost wrote b/o LOL). he may need surgery to correct his heart going out of rhythm. its called an Ablation. He's not thrilled. Don't blame him.
    My husband had that trouble for years-took meds to control his heart. Eventually meds quit working. He was the first person in Tn. to have an Ablation.
    It worked wonderfully for him! He only had to take one blood pressure pill afterwards/not all the meds he was on for years. No worries, now that procedure is well known.
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    Default Re: hubby had to go to the hosp this morning so...

    @oscarmayer Your brother is probably right. I'm glad that your sister's ablation was a success. Is your brother considering it also? My husband was cardioverted also. Fun times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    My husband had that trouble for years-took meds to control his heart. Eventually meds quit working. He was the first person in Tn. to have an Ablation.
    It worked wonderfully for him! He only had to take one blood pressure pill afterwards/not all the meds he was on for years. No worries, now that procedure is well known.
    That's great! and wow the first person...that must've been a little scary for him (and you). my husband would love to be off a bunch of pills he's on.

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    Default Re: hubby had to go to the hosp this morning so...

    Nah, brother's cardiologist indists he's not a candidate because the AFib is not life threatening and he's adapted to it quite well. If he were always short of breath or had periods of quivering heart he would likely need ablation. Right now he's living with it.
    I guess most cases are weighed risk to reward. Ablations are considered routine nowadays but most require opening of the chest as far as I know. I hope I never need it.

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