I have chronic Atrial Fibrillation. Am I OK?

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Q:

Diagnosed with A-Fib 1 year ago after very mild heart attack, continue to exercise 3x/wk. for 2 hrs., ht 6’3″/ wt. 230, normal cholesterol, feel fine except occasional palpitations…bp med. controlling, coumadin daily, digoxin daily, 1 baby aspirin daily. Have tried cardioversion, had many tests, after TEE…not candidate for ablation due to chronic A-fib and dilated left atrium.

A:

You didn’t ask me a question! You are well treated and doing well it seems. Regular check ups are all you need for now. Meanwhile, keep up the diet & exercise. Have you tried this diet?
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/patients/diet/mediterranean-diet
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/march-is-national-nutrition-month
If you’d like to learn more about AFib, read this:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-wi
Last, you may want to check your risk for heart disease as it on your present regimen:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/app/risk-assessment.php
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/

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