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AFibbers Database: Teresa (Terri) Pless Brandt


NameTeresa (Terri) Pless Brandt
LocationHesperia Michigan
Age35 (4-2-71)
Diagnosed conditionA fib with occasional A flutter small leak in mitral valve
Years with conditionSeven
Frequency of episodesevery day
Duration of episodesminutes to hours to constant
Event preceding first AFEndometrosis (reason for af unknown)
General healthJust quit smoking 2 weeks 5'2 133 pounds pretty healthy
Current statejust had ablation on 9-28-06
TriggersStress,big heavy meals,bending over,to much coffee and hormone's (always went into afib 5-7 days before my period)
PreventionsTrying to limit stress the best I can.Quit smoking.
Current medications/side effectsRythmol 225mg sr, tenormin (lowers my bp to low),aspirin,coumadin, and vicodin for endometrosis pain.
Past medications/side effectsnone
History of surgeryHad ablation surgery at Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids Michigan by Dr. Bousha Finta. Had all five (got an extra one) pulmonary veins ablated.Hoping it worked. Have had a tough time sense surgery. Had a reaction to general vomited in my sleep and had to be in recovery for 5 hours. Now have dry cough and chest heaviness. No afib though. Just a couple dropped beats.
Future plansTo live my life and treat my endo (limited on that because of afib).
Personal commentsIf you have chronic afib you don't have to suffer. Get a good cardio and fight it.
Check list
crossacebutololcrossamiodarone (cordarone,pacerone)crossanisindione (miradon)
tickatenolol (tenormin)tickaspirincrossazimilide
crossbepridilcrossbetaxololcrossbisoprolol (monocor,emconcor)
crossdigoxin (lanoxin)crossdiltiazem (cardizem)crossdiphenylhydantoin
crossdisopyramide (norpace)crossdofetilide (tikosyn)crossdronedarone
crossencainidecrossesmolol (brevibloc)crossersentilide
crossflecainide (tambocor)crossgallopamilcrossibutilide (corvert)
crosslidocainecrossmibefradilcrossmetoprolol (lopressor,toprol xl)
crossphenytoincrossprocainamidetickpropafanone (rythmol)
crosspropranolol (inderal)crossquinapril (accupril)crossquinidine (quinaglute)
crosssotalol (betapace)crosstedisamilcrosstimolol
crosstocainidecrosstrandolapril (mavik)crossvalsartan (diovan)
crossverapamil (calan,isoptin)tickwarfarin (coumadin)crossasthma
crossdiabetescrossGERD/acid refluxcrosshypertension
tickatrial fluttercrosscardiomyopathycrossCHF
crossheart blockcrossmyocardial infarctioncrossrheumatic heart diease
crosssick sinus syndromecrossstrokecrossWPW
crosselectrical cardioversioncrossdefibrillatorcrosspacemaker

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