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TitleJohndvdoveMarkAnonDebbie ElliottNoorAnonymousBawaSueDavid Ben Ya'akov - Previously David RuffinoAnonDave MJanieNicSiriCathy BPaulMark WilkinsonDanFrances GreenReggieameeJohn PowellLiaJamesNanTitleopakChrisBStacianonanonJerryDebra LeineweberClaraPLisa Bell Michael EthridgeFrankAliceSteve DalbeyTodd PearsonAnonAnonRichardMadgePamMsGLouiseUKPauline BarnettB WalkerSteveJohnTitleSuzieSuzanneRichard WalfordAlisterAnonDebbeGayleyneDaveSandy EsterhuizenTom ClarkePeter KPeterysbae49SteveanonCamilleJoeanonHuwIvanPhil SJohnAnonDonKenTitleMariannePaul GilmourSheriRichardMichaelTimothy Dlinda SandraAlywoebegon girlLisa GDan SimmonsJeanSarahmarshall walkerNickSammy EricafibanonymousBrendonjSally LBridget B.W MatherLindaTitleJengreg yangjackie martinFayTOMkevinTibbarhercupamDavidTomLizanon2JohnLisaAnonShannonElaine DavidLindaMike BJanet FrancisVivianDavidShirleyDebbie JTitlePhyllis S.KarenBarbaraSikenwardschultzBarbGlenn HalloranM. NachmanHelenCraig Wlee7reynoldsBmanAnonTomLinda MansfieldDave S. Donald CampbellsteveAnonJen30 yr old femaleAnonNick - nmmc01@yahoo.comRoyPaulC (paul.craig907@ntlworld.com)TitlejoejereneJoyceR.A.DawnjanMark GStuDavidJohn TJudithGaryJack DeeMary Ruth RamirezEd Hjohn hoggLizLanceEnglish MikeLynraymonkTerrymarilynanonMickEntTitlerockerRheajack minneapolisPattison EsmiolANONLindaDaringrahamJimBarbaraAnonBrianRogerAnonRebeccaDavid Bpeterpeter wiltshirerobert elliottKathyRAnnieHelenlornaJCHanonTitlePeterDonHalRyanal newberryRoyElaineDeb DzEd BishopCathDawnBarb JohnsonjMcWSteveJamieJoSandyHowardCharlesSamantha PowellBob (anon)JCKaoruTeresa (Terri) Pless BrandtRuthTitleDianeCliffJimBarbMikeJohn D'OnofrioDavidKERIgabrielleSarah DanonAnonMarkDorothy FreemanPauline ODonnellPamJoe B.maryAnonpeterJohn DoeanonChrisMarionIan DegarnhamTitleDaveBetty JansenDavidANONMIKE PETTEERon JGerard SlatteryBob WeinbergerJeff RushtonDennyHerbAnonTishrob awillyRachel AanonFrenchgooseJohncoprvmoteSamTimanonAprilChristineTitleC.T.NykosBenderclaireLizAlexMurrayMr TRob YoungKeisha HendersonsteveJanJoe STed SLesleyJack Z.Edwin Dean Nord VakrissonanonLynGene S.AryehMaryannDankenoakleyTitleJanetGlensideDuncanANDRAY RIGAAnonsue petersDianaLarryTERRI JAYAnniecourtneyFrankieRobert D.anonMichaelAnonRené LarivéBillJoyWalt WoolfolkBonnieMichaelJohn RHkriegjohn sTitleJJFayeDerekCliveMark ChaplinJon FisherClayGerryPaulMichaelSueJohn LJeffRoseannNick TurnerJimPaulSue AR KriegerMichelefemaleSueBarb in PAGordonSteveTitleTonyLouKathleenalexandru roseanuMattJamesShaunPaulineYannanonAngelaAnonEd FLFredSusan KElizabeth BanonJeanne RichardsKarenRégis CoutureWesGrahamjkRalphWillieTitleDomanonJohnLarryJemma Bailey-KunteoddloanonHelgakellyjPatrick FordMikeHermTerry HarrisonNell JCarol GibsonNeilanongrantHenryRich LTomChrisKeithFred G.KathyTitleSteveTom RyanDianeStan StilleJohnShaunDantravisDavid M WickerBillMurrayJanine RevelJimanonHarryDon keatingJ.PAnonStevenSanderTony RairdenJenAnonwfShelbyTitleEdPete BernardNOBBYEldonanonHCJeff RauraGRAHAMJennieAlankathleen green baybilly171BarbaraElizabethKathyMattKathyLorrieTomLizMavisRichardPaulVic ShorneyTitleJohn S.DaleAnonymousMavisHazeMJkayjaybeeJDanonFrancesA JonestelboyanonShelbyDaveMHStefWesJohnPaula in MassachusettsPaul HmarkTony CruzJohn FLucyBillTitleMargueritaAnthony YoungWaynebob jDebbiDave BrownSueAFemale age 40AnthonyBill MJIMAnthony GeorgeKenPATTI A.gordonRob BrenemanDougJimDavid SilverMargaretTom RBillyShevawn RomineDaveTitleMarilynJohnPMSgaryyoungMariewKymaroseHarveyAnonWyn ReidSteveKTDebStephen CooleyRichard SchultenMike DaytonBobOscarWilograceChrisGavinKristinMichael L. Watsondavid h.KristinIanTitleBob BuchnerPhil WalkerEdbacanonagFredfrancois modaveRobert Wavell LawrenceanonTony BartonDHCarolynBrendaSammyCherylAnonPeggyM.Z. FlemingAnonLarry GreeneOP15tholeRosemaryRobbie AnneOverdoingitKatieTitleShouvikDennis CCharlie Koethpat Kmichael wrightanonrosaleenJJLegerDave LemondOKanonSteveV. GillLouiseharry mRichardRichard MarksRobertJonathan KeaslingVim VendersanonLiz HurneyBrent FidleranonoAllieTitleD FrancoStuart WebberDavid SAnonJames CliffordAnonymousR.T.H.dkkNellie SueGERIcharlesCharlesanonVictor W.RoyDeb M.Darrenwalt z.JudyAlanonCliff WeyhingBettySamAnonTitleFrederick PlappertGuy GoochTerry McHoskeyClaude Martingraeme middlemissMike11205RickginiLianeBillJohn McManusKieranDan FTimAnonanonKymomGregMariaAdrian MacDonaldLonEdgar MedlinDon PearsonRobert Dellxn28dpos1946Titlesheldon blackmanIsabellevhMelissaMikeDiane PIrene FoslinPaulAlan McLennanbootsie82BrianJRBabbAllanErlingHughIreneDaveDorothyDominatorS HymelASoperJames ManningBarryCEWFranklin D. RuonaTitleBetty GrahamHarrySue RJeanneGaryTomTrevorSenior BrotheranonymousanonBill LCarolynDorothydave reevesgaryFran Messmore wife of Larry with afibJohn BdonTerriHaakanBonnie LanderDavidRPaolo PetriettBobSTitleBobbie NMikeMargaretPhilDianeJack DrumRich OPaolo SaiaBeverlyb98107Alex FlorenceAnmarieKenBGMLeslieJohnnikitaAndy LPetermichael headleyPat simpsonMary KayJohn91326RobertAlRon STitlePhil StumpfRon WoodwardLisaJimeJoe D.DavidFranRich ORichard CWmary duffyphDave CornishJohn FraserRayMicheleChrisJohn BN. FurreyMike SeitherJesse Potchdeni weberronJessRon HumeM BulgerTitlerogertinoPat MLawrencedick gJim PJack RChasBen M.ToddAnonymousJanet BDonna McGueGregJames NearingDennis MoyerTEDGregganonLeoBill JocelynBBHrobby wanonandrew rTitleKen Hunterredkat313BillRobertAndrewMichael ReidpeterJoemsganderanonHans GeorgeGregMDon PendletonPhilJEREMY F.Robert VerretRayAnonymousGeorgeBarbaraGeorge K.Jane GurneyanonTomtuuliausTitlesharon bollingerKevin FJoanDale from ArizonaJamJohn CodlingAf 33Bob AndrewsDolores UhriSteve Tgle74R. BaldwinRichardPaulBEllaDiann P.AngieRichard BurrDave MartinsonBob PotockibevkusDick SJohn RyanJohn SieberDan J.TitleHankJohn HudsonJack C.BrandonAnonTroy KelleyVVJohnanonDavid RuffinoBen EverettAlan ClaytonJOJohn W.Al SFrank CchrisSteven BLisaColin SempleScottsharonBill BissellanonLindaTitleMike WilsonJanMarieanonymousBarneyHarald NPaddy O'Rich LewDavidSteveSteve FWillaHankannieMikeDale WoodSueTheojoanSteve G.Don S-ddstebbins@adelphia.netFrankhockeystudBruceDavidVickyTitleRick LenziMark RichardRalph DunmoreMikeRagmontDanaGreganonDavidElsaJack Crosley ( jcrosley@comcast.net )Ed WehananonymousJohn LRay HallAlan BetzJohn SieberJerryBrianColleenLee JoslinNeil KapusiLynn PringleJulia AlemanyMary Anne RTitleIan WilsonBob MRob HeskethTrudyjhbob boehnkeSandra RaichelCarlBrenta DavisVictorSally SheltonAnonJohn O'ReillyJess BRichard WendtPattiAnonymousWade PalmerLarry MorandoRonnieEllen GilmartinElizabeth LongBobby RichardsonJames Driscoll
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Age56934260+5940715463516132Late 60s5756505168535456805264Age75462249515955715056515854576146715072455566325169Age66556139435258374848597460595571584052393957555161Age52436251404960436762555977227062466552523746463750Age35525467655562696511796060545944725554535759617449Age644159603859244738496760395658456849593026405437Age54645148426033346352656056515558594945605656675654Age3254677658553857464948546548333548636064534035born 194354Age3649682960755844566841718150356551527230785435 (4-2-71)68Age50504563516265295029572858627879435352465150666756Age69Born 19625658775844655951723853426347595654514045565761Age57534460437357654333505572414570696159505361563551Age42524354555825544656666649533055655642645041584649Age55635459472547605870544934545042586544524858747053Age515833633351462957594770454957585424524767424761Age585153533750503345457557565362416957466234346849Age5760487361413767545548 (first entry - now 53 and updated entry Feb '10)46476159575157493762 (in 2006)37584973 (in another two months)Age37545848454642475437496455554033324640463257393459Age6747316547yrs5328252862535567726141335552625249762742Age61504245524249314039395739346053365364474938484449Age64543761666545395759625055563960615338363830421234Age48566463563933694151455357476256583945696246493457Age40454652446055535063344655594357596260382934397342yrsAge353265326039543559756757336077Forty - today!393047595442726263Age396760624555517445555346585565164344536865565255Age42655431265769515255314774745469587053525946354557Age59615654404655578558595458524656525837536552564363Age43544870506853464964306157615031406533605555407464Age73515753706641526357464766474349534953545066396948Age435159686245565870348449604833583733646146493750 (1951)37Age545055565257565158 will be 59 on 9-1595434307466.46463348394248647155Age63526744394919685876514937655063(birth date): 25 Nov. 1949275554 Jun/2/194752475548Born 10 Oct 2649Age616262554729454418426918/feb/194847505340314133443860632653Age4052; May 19495852566552634846606143495566513766636335634747Age483865444154546766date of birth 12 Feb 194659 (6'4 215 lbs)5668477061746543396436533559Age45594559725959664553 Young 74662656455446484468714043 (born 1969)
DiagnosedParoxysmal AfibCOPD due to asthma since childhood ,O2 24/7@2lts min,AFIB 5 yrs,pacemakerParoxysmal Atrial FibrilationAFIB, A-flutterAFibAFib, Mild MVP, Diastolic Dysfunction grade 1Permanent Lone Afib, High Blood pressure tooAFib Paroxysmal Atrial FibrillationParoxsysmal atrial fibrillationA-FibA. Fib. Pvc's SvtAtrial FibrillationP.A.F.afibparoxysmal atrial fribulationAFPersistent A-fib/ CardiomyopathyLone AFLone A fibparoxysmal atrial fribulationA Flutter/A Fib ParoxysmalAFIB plus celiac and diabetic Paroxysmal Atrial FibrillationAtrial FibrillationDiagnosedparoxysmal jan 2010 Granby Hospitala-fibParoxsymal AfibAfibparoxysmal afib, vagal typeParoxysmal Atrial FibrillationA-Fibsick sinus /atrial flutterAtrial Fibrilationoccasional At fibAtrial FibrillationA-Fib/A-Flutter....Anxiety Disorder (Panic attacks)A-Fib, A-FlutterRefractory atrial fibrillationAtrial Fibrillation and Atrial flutterEctopic heartbeat/ AF/ PVC/ flutterAtrial fibrillationpersistent Atrial FibrillationParoxymal Atrial FibrillationParoxysmal Atrial FibrillationParoxysml Atrial Fibrillationarrhythmia, paroxysmal afA-FibA-fibatrial fribrillationDiagnosedAtrial FibSVT and AFibAtrial FibrillationParoxysmal AFLone Para Atrial FibulationPAFparoxysmal atrial fibrillationJune 2009A-FibLone AfibChronic AFIB since the end of 2001persistent A FibAfibNovember 2009Chronic A-FibParoxsymal AF/AFlutter/Tachycardia; HBP, thyroid removal (benign) age 57; some problems dosing thyroid meds.AfibAtrial Fibrilationlone paroxysmal atrial fibrilationLone AfibLone AFAtrial Fibparoxysmal AFA-FibAfibDiagnosedParoxysmal AFA-Fibafibafib loneatrial fibrillationParocysmal A- Fib, left Inferior pulmonary vein occlusionlone atrial fibrillationAtrial Fib/FlutterPAFA Fib and PVCLone Atrial FribliationAFIBAtrial Fib /Flutter- Mitral valve diseaseWolff-Parkinson-white syndromeA-FIBParoxysmal AFA-fib1st Degree heart Block, Paroxsysmal AFIB, High Cholesterol, Cornerary artery 40% blocked, Bradycardia atrial fibrillationHOCMAtrial flutterParoxysmal Atrial FibrillationRapid Arterial Fibrillation with Paroxsysmal Supraventricular TachicardiaAtrial FibrillationA fibDiagnosedA Fibparoxysmal atrial fribillationa fib, hypertensionParoxysmal atrial fibrilationPAROXYAMAL ATRIAL-FIBRILLATIONatrial fibrulationafibChronic AFParoxysmal Atrial FibrillationParoxysmal Atrial Fibrillation, Posteroseptal concealed accessory pathwaypersistent afibA-Fib (intermittently)A-FIBAtrial Fibrillation (rate up to 350 bpm) + arrhythmiaAFparoxsmal atrial fibrillationAtrial FibrillationAFIBparoxysmal AfibAtrial FibrillationA FChronic AFatrial fibrillation/flutterAtrial FibrillationDiagnosedParoxsymal AFIBParoxysmal AF Paroxysmal AF and atrial flutterParoxysmal Atrial Fibrillationlone atrial fibrillation tacycardia, atrial fibAtrial FibrillationLone Atrial Fib, paroxsysmalAFib, AFlutter, SVT'sAtrial Fibulation, Block Artery and FlutterParoxysmal AFatrial fibrillatonAtrial Fibrillation with PVC's and irregularly irregular heartbeatA-Fib, A-Flutter, SVT & Bradycardia14.12.2007Atrial Fibrillation with slow ventricular responseA-FibLoan Paroxysmal AFLone Persistent AFparoxysmal A fibParoxysmal SVT (Nodal)Lone Afibatrial fibrillation/flutterlone af poss vagalDiagnosedatrial fibrillationa-fib dialated cardiomyopathyA-fibAFib/AflutterAFIBAtrial FribulationAtrial Fibrillationparoxymal AFatrial fibbrillation - flutter - paroxsamal - loneAFAFIBLone AFAF - ParoxysmalAtrial Fibparoxysmal atrial fibrillationParoxsysmal afibParoxysmal vagal atrial fibrillationlone-persistent A-FIB (asymptomatic)Atrial FibrillationAF, maybe strokesAtrial FibulationAFIntermittant AFibatrial fibrillationAtrial FibrillationDiagnosedintermittent AFIBAtrial Fibrilation - Fluttera-fibAtrial Fibrilationparoxysmal atrial fibrillationPAFa-fibpermanent afAfib - A flutteratrial fibrillation - hypertrophic cardiomyopathyPAFparoxysmal atrial fibrillationAFIBLone Atrial Fib/FlutterLone A-fibAtrial Fibrillationduring knee scope operation2004paroxysmal a/fParoxysmal A-fib/FlutterA Fib / AFlutterParoxysmal Atrial FibrillationAtrial FibulationLone Atrial Fibrillation, frequent PACs, pre-hypertensivea-fib and mitral valve prolapseDiagnosedAF paroxysmalAfib paraxsymalAtrial FibrillationLone A Fibprox A-FibParoxysmal Atrial FibrillationParoxysmal AFLone A-fibAtrial Fibrillation (Paroxysmal)AFLone Atrial FibA-FibAfib,pseudomonis,Atrial FibrillationAFatrial fibatrial fibPAFAFPar AF, Ectopic beats, slight mitral value leak, pulmonary flow murmur & slight mitral value murmurAFibParoxymal AFAtrial FibrillationA fib with occasional A flutter small leak in mitral valveA fib, A tachycardia, high bp, PVCs and PACs bothDiagnosedAF and Flutter, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (congenital)PAFA Fib, A Flutter, PSVTPersistent Atrial Fibrilationatrial flutter w/ rapid ventricular responseAFIB after 18 years of AFIB/cardioversion episodesParoxysmal Lone Atrial Fibrillationatrial fib, cardiomyopathy, heart failureA-Fib,Lupus Sle, Diabetes, Barretts Esphagus,crest,Sjögren's ,asthmaatypical complex tachycardiaatrial fibrillationLone AFpersistent atrial flutter, vagal-mediatedatrial fibrulationAFib, High Blood Pressure17 July 2006a-fibatrial fibrillationAfibrecurrent AFAfib & AflutterParoxysmal Atrial FibrillationAF (paroxsysmal )and A flutter , type unknownparoxsymal/afib/flutterLAFDiagnosedAFAF & AVNRTChronic AFLone AFATRIAL FIBRILLATIONlone AF (paroxysmal)permenant atrial fibrillationAfib (persistent)Paroxsymal AFafAtrial fibrillation and flutterSuspected Lone A-fibPeroximal atrial fibrillationafibAFAFib & DiabetesATRIAL FIBULATIONParoxysmal AFPAF - paroxsymal atrial fibrillationchronic atrial fibrillationParoxysmal atrial/atrial fibrillationAFParoxysmal Atrial Fibrillation and FlutterA-Fibparoxysmal a-fibDiagnosedAFAtrial Fib and FlutterAFA FLone AFAFAtrial FibIrregular heart beatLone, paroxysmal AF, bradycardiaAtrial Fibulationafibparoxysmal afParoxismal Afib/flutterAFIBLone AFAFAFIBatrial fibrilationAtrial FibrillationParoxysmal Atrial Fibrillationlone afibA FibAtrial Fibrillation A Fibatril fibrallationDiagnosed2005Atrial FibrillationAtrial FibrillationPAROXYSMAL A - FIB COPDParoxsymal Atrial FibrillationPAFAtrial FibrillationA FIBparoxsymal atrial fibrillationMitral valve replacement, A-fib,Congestive Heart Failure, StrokeAtrial fib = occ Atrial flutterwas Atrial Fibrillation, now A FlutterAFIBAtrial fibrillationatrial fibrillation with re-entrant tachycardiaAtrial Fibrillation with rapid ventricular responseAtrial FibrillationPAF, PVCAfib, pvcsChronic atrial fibrillation currently controlled by medicationAtrial FibParoxysmal AFChronic Atrial FibrillationMitro Valve replacement, Afibatrial fib, lone, paroxismal (sp?)Diagnosedparoxysmal AF, tachycardia, AVNRTA Fibatrial fibChronic atrial fibrillationlone atrial fibrillationAFib and SVTPersistent afibAtrial FibrillationLone Arterial FibrilationAFib & AFlutter & Atrial Septal DefectAtrial FibrillationParoxysmal Atrial FibrullationAFAtrial Fibrillation (probably lone if not associated with overweight)AFafibAtrial FibrilationPAT and AFib, A flutterAtrial FibLAFparoxsymal a-fibParoxismal Atrial FibrillationParoxysmal AFAfibDilated Cardiomyopathy with permanent Atrial FibrillationDiagnosedlone afibAFibParoxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (primarily vagal), flutter, SVTatrial fibrilationAFLone Prox AfibParoxysmal A-FibParoxysmal Atrial FibrillationOctober 2004atrial fibrillationParoxysmal Atrial FibbrilationParoxysmal Atrial FibrillationA-fibParoxysmal AFibAtrila Fibrillation/Flutter /Rheumatic Heart Diseaseparoxysmal A fibatrial fibafibLone Atrial Fibrillation and FlutterLone atrial fibrillation (paroxismal)Atrial Fibrillationatrial fibrillationAfatrial fibrillationparoxysmal a fib/dilated left atrium/left bundle branch blockDiagnosedparoxysmal AFParokamyl Atrial FibPAFlone atrial fibLAF5 yearsafib/flutteratrial fibParoxysmal Atrial FibrillationA-FibafibAFIBatrial fibrillationatrial fibrillationParoxysmal AFAFafibstand alone Afib.lone a-fib (vagal)Paroxysmal AFAFAtrial Fibparox lone afibDiagnosedlone paroxsysmal vagal atrial fibrillationAtrial FibrillationHypertrophic Cardiomyopathy / AFIBatrial fibrillationAFLone AFchronic atrial fibrillationchronic atrial fibrillationafPAFParoxysmal AFLone atrial fibrillationAFib AFlutterAfib and AflutterParoxysmal Lone Atrial Fibrillation with Ist degree heartblock and possible TachyBrady SyndromePersistant AFAtrial flutter, hypertrpic cardio myopathychronic atrial fibrillationParoxismal AFAtrial FibrilationWas Permanent AFib w/ Rapid Ventricular Response for 3 mos. ; angiogram also found mild atherosclerosis and ruptured plaque in the LAD, but nothing warranting angioplasty or a stent. A-fibLAFatrial tachycardiaAF (I convert spontaneously)DiagnosedLone A-Fib? a-fibAFConstant AFIBatrial fibrillation, right atrial flutter, left atrial flutterAtrial Flutter and Afipafibpermanent afCardiomyopathyPAFchronic permanent AFAFLone Afibatrial fibrilationCongenital Heart Defect, Atrial Flutter, Torsades de Pointes, SVTatrial fibrillationAtrial Fiba fib/afkutter/SVT PACs and PVCsatrial fibullationParoxysmal atrial fibrillationLone Atrial FibrillationSVT/AFAfibMay 2004Diagnosedatrial fib./flutterLone afibA--FIBperm. AFMitral valve leak and triscuspid valve leak (both minimal) and Atrial FibrillationSVT with mild regurge, IST, possible stenosisAtrial FibrilationAtrial Flutter / AV Node Re-entryParaoxysmal (lone) atrial fibrillation - no other heart problemsLone Atrial FibrillationChronic AFParoxysmal AF with mild mitral valve prolapselone afibafib1998(Lone) Paroxsymal Atrial FibrillationParoxysmal Atrial Fibrillation/Atrial Flutter 2001/Now more persistent 2006Paroxsymal Afib, diabetes type 2Paroxysmal (lone) atrial fibrillation (vagal/mixed), no other heart problemscronic Atril Fibulation AFAtrial Fibrillation with Wolfe Parkinson White SyndromeLone AFIBDiagnosedAtrial fibrillationparoxysmal atrial fibrillation2000Doctor indicates periodic benign atrial fibAfib/AflutterAtrial Fibrillationherniated atriumSVT is 'official' diagnosisAtrial fibrillation and atrial flutterParoxsysmal A FParoxsysmal Atrial FibrillationATRIAL FIBRULATIONLone Atrial FibrillationAtrial Fibrillation/FlutterAtrial Fibrillation/AFluttera flutter, a fibParoxysmal Atrial Fibrillation, Sick Sinus Syndrome, AV Blockatrial fibulationAfibAtrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmialone atrial fibrillationpanic, benign ectopics (funny beats), now a lone afibLone A-FibAFParoxysmal Atrial FibrillationDiagnosedAtrial flutterAtrial Fibrillation/Coronary Artery DiseaseParoxysmal AFibAfibAtrial FibrillationAfib diagnosed Feb. 2003a fibafibAtrial fibrillationMitrovalve prolapse and 2 episodes of A-fib over a 7 month periodartial fibrillationA-fibPAT AF/FLA-fiblone afibparoxysmal idiopathic atrial fibrillationAtrail FibrillationA-FibAtrial FlutterLone A-Fiblone a-fibLone Atrial Fibrillationa fibSVTAV-node re-entry tachycardia (episodes degenerate into AF)DiagnosedAtrial fibulation'Lone' atrial fibrillationPersistent Atrial Fibrillationatrial fibrillationnormal heart AFib and AflutterLone AF - Vagal AFAFIBAFib/PAT/SVTAFParoxysmal Atrial FibrillationAtrial FibrillationAFAfib-A flutterProximal atrial fibrillation and mitral valve prolapseAtrial FibrillationOccasional Atrial Fibrilation VagelVagal (?) Atrial Fiba-fiba fibAtrial Fibrillationrheumatic heart valve stenosis - chronic afib.Paroxsysmal Atrial Fibrillationlone AFParoxsymal atrial fibrillationDiagnosedLone Atrial Fibrillation/Neuro Cardigenic Syncopeparoxsymal a-fibafib diabetesatrial fibatrial flutter&fibrillationAtrial fibrulationChronic lone Atrial FibLone paroxismal atrial fibrillationsymptomatic A Fib.A-Fib (new), MVP, MR, HCM, VT's, BP Borderline HighAFLone paroxysmal atrial fibrillation1998Afibparoxysmal AFVagal AF and flutterLone AF (paroxysmal)Atrial FibrillationLone A-Fibatrial fibrillation, atrial fluterPersistent fast AFLone AFLone Atrial Fibrillationlone AFibsvt/a-fib/IST/PVC'SDiagnosedSVT, Tachycardiaaortic anyurisumLAFAtrial Fibrilation, GeneticAtrial Fiblone atrial fibA- Fibatrial fibrillation and flutterA FibAFIBparoxymal a-fibAtrial fibrillationLone Atrial FibrillationVagal Para. AFIBAtrial FibrillationParoxymal AfibAtrial Fibrilationprimary atrial fibrillationParoxsymal Atrial Tachycardiaafibafib,rheumatic mitral valve disease with regurgitation, plus other valves--mildVagal Mediated Atrial FibrillationAFlone atrial fibrillationatrial fibrillationDiagnosedCAD, CHF, AFIB, SINUS TACH, CHRONIC STAGE2 ANGINAproxismal(sp?) afibLone Atrial Fibrilation Oct 2000AFPAFAtrial Fibrillationatrial fibrillationAtrial Fibrillation, ASDLAF/CHFafibA FLone AFAFatrial fibrillatiomAtrial Fibrillation - Vagal ParozysmalLone AFParoxysmal Atrial Fibutalionatrial fibrillation, atrial tachycardiaLone Atrial FibrillationLone AF----No underlying heart disease or heart problemsafibAtrial Fibrillationpaoxismal lone a-fibA-fib (formerly also a-flutter)Diagnosedatrial fibrillation and high blood pressureAF, SICK SINUS SYNDROME July 2002, IBS since l998paroxysmal atrial tachycardiaA-FibLone AFAFA-fibProxysmal Recurrent Lone Atrial FibrillationAFib for 3 months, arythmia of and on for 15 yearsWas permanent but 2nd ablation a successa-fib still working out specificsAF, recurrentAtrial Fibrillationa-fib/ a-flutter, idiopathic, unknown whether vagal/ adrenergic/ mixedChronic AF , Enlarged left AtriumA-FibParoxysmal A FAtrial fibrillationAFatrial fibrillationAFibAFAfibStarts with AF and can lead to SVTatrial fibrillationDiagnosedA FibA Fib.......irregular pulse with elevated pulse rateParox. A Fib and atrial flutterAF -bradycardia and eposodes of AFLone Atrial FibrilationAtrial flutter/fibrillationAtrial fibrillationAtial FibrillationAtrial Fibrillationafibatrial fibrillationlone paroxsmal a-fib, sick sinus syndromechronic afib, pacemaker, cardiomyopathy, Mitral Valve prolapseparoxsymal atrial fibrillationAfib, Mild congestive lung,AFIBparoxysmal a. fib /a. flutteratrial fibrillationLone vagal afibAtrial Fib.Mix of vagal/paroxsysmal AF episodesA FibPAFDiagnosedLONE ATRIAL FIBRILLATION- VAGAL ATRIAL FIBParoxysmal atrial fibrillation/flutter (PAF)Vagal Paroxysmal Atrial FibrillationAtrial Fib.atrial fibrillationLone Atrial Fibrillation.AF paroxsimalPAFAtrial fibrillation/atrial flutterAtrial fibrillationirregular heart rythm, paroxysmal afib, accelerated av conduction, hypertensionLone Atrial FibAtrial Fib.chronicAtrial Fibrilationparoxysmal atrial fibrillationAFParoxysmal Atrial Fibrillation, [added 7-2005:] Atrial flutterparoxismal a fibAtrial fibrillationAtrial FibrillationA-FibAtrial Fibrillation with flutterAtrial fibrillationAFDiagnosedPalpitations, normal rate (60bpm)Lone AFIBChronic AfibFast Afiba-fib + flutterlone paroxymal atrial fibrillationParoxymal Atrial FibrillationParmoxymal AFAtrial Fibrillationparoximal Lone Atrial fibrillationAFPAFAFlone afiblone afAtrial FibulationAtrial Fibrillation / Cardiomyopathyproximal afib & atrial flutterparoxsymal lone atrial fibrilation / premature atrial contractionslone atrial fibrillationAtrial Fibrillationatrial fibrillationa-fib'Slow' A-FibPAFDiagnosedafPermanent A-FibAFibatrial fibrillationafibcardiomyopathyLAFChronic AFAtrial fibrillationA-FibAtrial FibrillationParoxysmal atrial fibrillation, sino atrial disease tachy/brady cardiaAFVagally Mediated Lone Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation1992Chronic Atrial Fibrilation, Atrial Flutter, premature beatsAFAtrial Fibrilationafibparoxysmal atrial fibrillationLAF/PAF probably vagally mediatedAtrial Fibulationatrial fibrillationChronic Atrial Fibrillation/Arterial Schlerosis/CHFatrial fibulationDiagnosedAFatrial fibrillation and hypertensionAtrial Fibrillation1996AFLone AFafibAF from hypertropic cardiomyopathyatrial fibrillation, hypertension, mitral valve prolapse, sleep apneaLone Atrial FibrillationAtrial fibrillationLone A Fib.LAFAFibATRIAL FIBRILLATIONVagal AFAtrial FibrillationLone Atrial Fibrilationatrial fibrilationAFIB/SVTsa-fibCronic A.F.2000Paroxysmal Atrial FibrillationAFDiagnosedAFibparoxsysmal AFAtrial Fibrillations & Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosisideological proxysmal atrial fibrillation, et alafibParoxsymal AFAtrial Fibrilation, Atrial Flutter, and previouosly had WPW (eliminated by RF ablation 1990)atrial fibrilationChronic AfibAfibAtrial Fibatrial fibrulationAF/bradycardiaAtrial FibrillationLAFpermanent (chronic) atrial fibrillationlone prox. afParoxysmal A-Fibatrial flutter/atrial fibrillationA-FibAfibatrial fibrillation and atrial flutterlone paroxysmal atrial fibrillationAtrial fibrilationparoxysmal atrial fibrillation with atrial flutterDiagnosedparoxysma atrial fibrillationlAtrial fibrillationLAFAFvagal lone atrial fibrillationchronic AFPAFlone atrial fibrillationVagally induced atrial fibrillationAF under control until medication clash Avapro(Irbesartan) v Vioxx (Rofecoxib)A Fibafib and atrial flutterChronic Atrial FibrillationAtrial fibrillation, mitral valve prolapseLone Atrial Fibrillationlone atrial fibrilationafatrial fibrilationatrial fibrillationAFibatrial-fibatrial fibrillationafib, mitral regurgatationAtrial FibDiagnosedparoxysmal afSick Sinus Syndrome, Left Bundle Branch Block, A Fibparoxysmal atrial fibrillationatrial fibrillationparoxysmal atrial fibrillationAtrial FibrillationAFAFdouble/missed beats, flutterLone atrial fibrillation (vagally mediated)paroxysmal atrial fibrillationatrial fibrillationa fibAFparoxysmal vagally mediated atrial fibrillationPerm AFibAtrial Fibrillation - Paroxysmal, Lone (Vagally-mediated)arrhythmiaatrial fibrillation Atrial Fibrillationlone atrial fibrillationparoxysmal lone atrial fibrilationLone A.F.Vagally mediated Lone AFAtrial Fibrillation - now Persistent. Still vagal characteristics, but more mixed nowDiagnosedatrial fibafibParoxysmal Lone AF.Lone paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillationchronic afatrial fibrilation, paroxysmal, lonepafParoxysmal AFatrial fibrillationParoxysmal Atrial Fibrillation with Atrial FlutterLone Atrial FibrillationAtrial Fibrillationatrial fibrillationlone paroxysmal atrial fibrillationpermanentatrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, diabetes, asthmaAtrial fibrillationLone paroxysmal AFparoxymal atrial fibrillationparoxysmal atrial fibrillationParoxysmal Atrial FibrillationParoxsymal AFlone AFParoxysmal or'lone' atrial fibrillationLone Paraoxsysmal Atrial FibrillationDiagnosedLone AfibParoxsymal AFibPAFlone paroxysmal afib and paroxysml SVTlone atrial fibrillationParoxysmal [vagally-mediated] atrial fibrillationchronic AFAtrial Fibrillation; CAD; post MIvagally mediated paroxysmal atrial fibrillationA-FIBAtrial Fibrillationa-fibAtrial FibrillationParoxymal afibAtrial Fibrillation and Atrial FlutterLone AFIBA-FibAtrial fibrillationlone atrial fibrillationAtrial Fibrillationatrial fibrillationLone Chronic Afibidiopathic paroxysmal AF
HowLong10plus5yrs10+4Diagnosed in Sept. 20131.5Pernanent for 7 years, intermittent for years before thatOne227 months2+30yrs4Currently 4 years - I believe I've had episodes in ealier years that were misdiognosed2 months5 - first noticed it April 2007. 55 monthsapprox 204119Min 1.51/2 yearHowLongsince 200275 years3 months539 months but I think it's been since 18 yrs olddiagnosised in 2009, but it may have existanced for years.6 months63151204. Many before diagnosis.69unknown, but greater than 1Symptoms present many years but only diagnosed 1 year ago515 months 7 with arrythmia, 5 with af41 1/28HowLong6 monthsSVT - 10 years. AFib only recently diagnosed, but maybe had it for years?20+Nearly 71 year18173-4 years1511 years113 6 yrs - definitively diagnosed only recenlty5 years435over 10yrsFirst episode at age 27 for 30 min after workout. Next one 9 years later after over working myself all day outside in 90 degree weather and not drinking enough water.2.510.2515 Months2 monthsHowLong15I will update by i think about 6 years6 months6 monthsnewly diagnosed/possibly one year41 year62 yearslife2 1/2 years 72 years228diagnosed 1 - possibly many before diagnosis3 years confirmed - Afib 3 yrs, Bradycardia 20 yrs?, heart block 4 yrs25301.55 monthsdiagnosed around Sept. 9, 200872001HowLong1 mth but they think i have had it longer3 years3301216 months4384820 mild & infrequent / 10 months SEVERE6 years ago but only had 1 attack in year. Only last couple of years attacks getting monthly and longer.24 years18102 1/2First eposide 13 yrs ago; Started again in 2006, most recent 5/085462+ since diagnosisLess than one (that I know of)HowLong1062-3 years8218 years, tachy - 2 1/2 years - a fib1 1/22215First occurence 1995 then off and off for last 7 years8seven years off and on.251 month, I'm new at thisNone9 yearsnearly two years7about 2 years? but actually diagnosed one year ago113 (6 mths diagnosed)344HowLong68 years w/episodes/ 3 months continual?1-29yrs1210Diagnosed 2 - Undignosed - much longer22328 months20630+30814showed up on EKG last year27Don't know6 months0.35 years31 year from May 2006HowLong184? for years irreg. ht beat thought to convert to reg with exercise;25 yrs running;'89 ran Pikes Peak Marathon46 YRS4101.3diagnosed 10 months ago316 Months401diagnosed 19952092757 months4 yearsbegan 200325+HowLongunknown (potentially 3-5)52041431Diagnosed 3 months ago (Reality probably about 15 years)3 months61 year12+15+10117 years66.31 and a Halfless than 1 yearSeven10?HowLong30?5 years23two12Condition in mild form had been there since my late twenties but it became much more agressive 12 months ago.96 years1.813134+210153 months since may 2006232 years4 yrs16HowLong7since 1988 AVNRT/ since 1998 AF1168 YEARS WITH NSR IN BETWEEN17+12months3c. 8 years diagnosed but a long time undiagnosed512314 years possable more never really knew31 month or more118 months but on reflection about 16 years of short flutters111.564very new2.5HowLong141038138345 years143 Years17 yrs 1111Ten years diagnosedsince May 1997101.526 years9 months1162 1/2<110HowLong1.52 months, First episode 19 November 20053/41015 years41 yearPVC 8 years, A FIB 3 years113less than one year10+7203.55 years252110 yrs - 7 years paroxismal, 2 years chronic, 1 yr controllednewly diagnosed-Oct 20053First event 1980 overnight, then 2002 chronic, now 18days chronic257HowLong202 months5Not known - diagnosed July 2005771103 since diagnosys but probably a lot longerLifetime for ASD & Unknown for AFib (maybe 30 years)82525.102012125 monthsone40844 yearsHowLong11/21 year (diagnosed)34.5963 years since TIA not know when it started1 - 1/2.5142-313122 yearsdiagnosed July 2004 but have had problems probably due to Afib for 10 to 20 years5five years833 years10yrs6 yrs6 months36HowLong1-215358unknown5+7-82<11341two years547 years71174.52 years8 years since diagnosis, but may have had for years prior7 yearsHowLong12 weeksCongenital51.53151522431346 yearsFive from diagnosis.4Flutter 9 months, HCM eversince I can remember.5320 (properly diagnosed 3 years ago)Probably paroxysmal for years, disregarded. Eventually blasted (adrenergically, that is...) myself into permanent. 11 monthsless than 6 months37HowLong201 year156 months (that I know of)81101087 months9 since diagnosed1.25115not known33 years of Congenital Heart defect, Atrial Flutter 1996, Torsades de Pointes 2003, SVT 200111Since January 20041 year9 monthsdiagnosed 1year, symptoms many yearsAt least a year, just diagnosed June 20046 since diagnosis/2 months2 monthsHave no ideaHowLongpuberty...50 years ago52 mos. ago, one occurance?Many I suspect but only know 6 months0 - 2 months8337 years2?Diagnosed in 19996 mthsSevenDiagnosed 8 years ago: probably had symptoms for many years.3618Noticed symptoms in early 20's diagnosed at 47910+years520+24HowLong1022089 monthsapprox 51unknown - serious episode @ 283 months18 years6407Just diagnosed as of 12/15/031 year21.5115 years3first AFIB8 yrs5Diagnosed Sept 2003, suspect it has existed for yearsHowLong9 monthsAfib 3 years/CHD20 years211several years.. before I really knew what was the problem (10 yrs)Diagnosed 10-7-03 but have had undiagnosed simptoms for 2 years or more12UnknownMitrovalve- Approx 6 years; A-fib-7 mos.less than oneEst. 51272103 + (Based on the fact that last EKG (3 yrs ago) did not show AFib.47 Months86 months2 years8 years310HowLong1 month165-7 months6+11yr1.51513?103 yearsstarted November 20011 3/415less than one5Official medical diagnosis established seven years ago (1996)10+3 monthsUNK - diagnosed June 20036 knownless than one1 year after diag, probably had for awhile to less degree3HowLong416just a month3 months5yrs~510122Permanent A-Fib, 6 months; other, 15 years1104 1/26 months212 1/2 years631081 year 2 months4 weeks1714HowLongSince 199132Nine months6+5 months6 or 8. Also had it for a short time (6 months?) during the onset of puberty, but went away on its own.unknown113 years3 yrs. mildlyfirst diagnosed 30 years ago331.5 years5 yearsnewly diagnosed1 month but went to ER once 3 years ago for same symptomsRecall an episode in1995, but diagnosed July 20021 year25158 months2a few times over the years - now 3 months8 yearsfive and a halfHowLong1 YR35Oct 2000 until present44162at least 1510LAF 2 CHFOfficially, about 5 years, but probably had the condition longer42/340 years with increasing PAC's and now AF12approx. 12-13 years1 1/2 years85 months4Seven5 months105three,although I suspect it was intermittent and undiagnosed before.HowLong2.547since 19951/23 monthsone8off and on fr 15+ years10+4 years200.5~8. Perhaps a total of ~250 episodes in all, most very debilitating.Chronic since Jan. 1998one yearUnknown, but probably at least 3. Diagnosed February 200213311/2 (assumed, not sure when state commenced)1045 months7HowLong24 months known3 yrs - but had some irregular pulse problems two or three times a year since the 1980's47321three.25330+155-7 since it began32Less than 117just diagnosed on April 29, 20025two15220HowLong10+recent condition13four4516 yrs.22 years ago4 yearsirregular heart rythm=5 yrs, first afib occurence=2 yrs agosince 1997, suspect infrequent undiagnosed several years prior4.5two521Unknown22 for afib, but arrythmia since 19944Probably a good 10 - 12 years although only diagonosed in 8-2001.5 Months6 mos.1 1/2 yearHowLong15known for 2 months - but probably longer2 years26.520 +14Told I have suffered for some years7 years1041 year720.586, treated for only 1.5 year3 months for afib / 5 years for PAC's71.51010.54.5HowLong322 yrs 6 mo2 1/2 years (since diagnosed)1.234444359 months211 years6 months6 years9615+3 1/212 weeks5first episode occured in 19868HowLong82just diagnosed but may have had brief episodes for several years.53 years15eight13AF began about 10 yrs. ago, heart murmur (mvp?) 45 yrs. ago, hprtnsn 3 yrs., apnea many yrs. diagnosed about 19869834124 1/2 years914222022131Twelve years3HowLong41620426 year12 (not including WPW)12 yrs.diagnosed November 2000464412permanent started 9. 01. 2 1/2 years paraxsysmolunknown, many5431476First diagnosed in 19943HowLong1010121.57512228 months10Fainting and heart flutters only last 5 days.30ish2+14 monthsafib = 8 years, MVP = 19 years8at least 3 not sure37months5714recently diagnosed3 year11 mosHowLong41 Yr:Diagnosed 2/002 yrs55320Diagnosed - 1.5 years; Undiagnosed - 6 Years1.52 years29three months1552 months105111413 years5526HowLong53Since Jan 93306two and a half224.5diagnosed 19941114one32afib-6 or 7 years, asthma 3 years, CHF 2 years64 years8513+5 years2 yearsfour2HowLong46 ...but probably a few years longer22known since October 2000, but perhaps milder before that and confused with panic attacks12since 1996at least 7, but probably more3since Dec. 26, 19998Ten years81.561.75First episode in 1973 at age 24655Diagnosed April 2000 - may have been in Afib earlier and not knowntwoDiagnosed 6 years, suspect most of life7.5 (from 26th Jul 1998 to 9th Feb 2006)
Frequencywere very frequent now less sovariablenow rare - yearly or less3-4 monthsIt Varies3 episodes Jan 2012, March 23 2013, April 9 2013They have been abatedwith infection - 6 episodes at leastVaries. Seem to come in clustersOccasionalEvery 6 monthsevery 3----6 weeksmultiple per weekbetween 3 and 6 times a year4 timesPersistent usually ever two weeks sometimes morefrom once a week to many times a week2/3 p.w.2 per weekfirst one 8 hours none for 8 years and now continuousDaily3 times a weekFrequencypresently (july 2012) none since 5 daysvarieseverydayDiscovered to be in afib all the time during a sleep study1-5 per yearVaries, more frequent latelyWas every week, now once a monthdaily before ablation, after ablation I'v had 4 episodesdailyonly 1 episode in 5yrs... then 3 episodes this year dailyComes and goes but causes lots of anxietyup to 4 times a month8-10 per month1 or 2 per month before medication. Now 1 or 2 per year.Was daily, now variableonce a yearchronic, never in NSR2-4 times a week>7<30I have had 8 but 3 episodes in the last five weeks quite strong2 only - Feb 2005 and June 20101/yearPersistentless than once a yearFrequencycontinuousCould go for months / could happen several times a weekHeartbeat is irregular all of the timeInfrequent - 1 or 2 per year1 after long haul flight/visit at AltitudeweeklyDailyWeekly4 peer weekVaries, sometimes 1x a month to 2x per week+71% of the day (time to up-date 11-2012) only once in the last monthcurrently - 10% of each weekonce a monthSeveral times a weekChronicusually, every year or two, while at rest each time2 times a monthat present every 2 weeks, in past went 3mths without an episode.First 2.5 years every 3-4 months for 3-4 hours, then every week for 3 hours.2 to 5 weeks2 weeks2Almost DailyonceFrequency1x/month or lessaverage about 1 a month2occasional daily heart flutters,3 cardioversions from afib,1 time returned to normal sinus rythum by itself,have only had three known episodes over a month.once to twice per monthvaries - 1-3 months apart in beginning, now every few weeksdailyOnce every 2-3 monthsCurrently controlled by ablation and drugswas 3-4 times a week now 1 every 2 weeks twice a month2 episodesevery day several times a day3-4 times per 24 hrs.Don't knowSince ablation A-Fib has been controlled with medicationDaily2-3 times per week and increasingPermanentVariable: Sometimes no symptoms for weeks; then everyday or a few times in a week2/3 times a week to start, 2 month AF free, then another episodealmost dailyparoxysmal prev. and more recently- intermittantvariable from three to four months to dailyFrequencyunsure2 to 3 times a weekonce a yearGetting more frequent3 IN PAST YEARwas ave 10 times per week avearge once a weekDailyevery 3 -6 months approx.Originally 1 - 2 per monthevery few weeksNow almost daily6 times a year.every 3 -5 daysOnce to twice a monthdailyconstantalmost dailyDailyevery 2-3 monthshave gone from occasional to several times a weekevery six months sometimes soonerContinuousdon't knowSince being diagnosed in 9/07, four episodesFrequency1-2 per monthNo major episodes any more. Last one in Sept 07Variable: 2-3 times a week to daily1 per month2 a month on medication, 1-2 a week not on medstachy became several times daily at the onset of the afib - afib initally every few weeks, lasting only a few seconds, then a few times per week, again only lasting 5 or 10 seconds - annoying, but manageableTwice in above time periodyears apart, extra beatsfrequency variesDailyabout one per yearfour timesIn past 3 years until diagnosed, constant, with meds, about 2-3 times a week3 - 4 + times a weekNot yet determinedtwice a yearI don't think it's to often- mild ones - not sureEvery 2 weeks recentlyseveral times a week before medicationweekly, sometimes nightly.Not frequent, 1 month -/+weekly2 per month2 - 3 times daily Frequencyregular3x week2-3per monthALMOST EVERDAYnow everyday, Dwer daily, now intermittentabout 1 every yearminimum once weekly1 to 2 Times a monthevery day, usually don't last long4 to 8 per yearVaries 1-1/2 yrs longest to 2 days shortestoccasional at first, now all the timevaried - now 1 per yr - at worst 1 per monthEvery 2 or 3 days2-5 per yearpersistent<2 a year nowconstantmonthly2 monthsmore and more frequent1 (about 3 years ago, none since then)weeklyFrequency5 times a week during sleepintermittentalwaysNo sxs of flutter, pain, SOB etc.Continuous AF in 100s> 1 episode each of chest pain, loss consciousness while driving>off road, wife yelled> corrected a near roll over.monthlyfor the past month daily sometimes twice a daynever goes awaybad episodes 2 per monthx1 a weekevery dayEvery other dayonly one so far2couple times a week1Every few monthsnone that I can rememberdailyincreasing recently to 2/3 events a month17 yrs bwtn 1st-2nd then 3 yrs, then 6 yrs then 3-4 per yearstarted out one every few months, progressed to several per dayseveral times a day at moment3 - 4 times a day3 episodes as of 2/07varies widelyFrequency2-3 week prior to medicationconstantNone in past 23 months~1/daytwice a weekstarted once every few months, then increased to 3 times/weekweekly at presentdailyvaries from daily to a couple of times a week3 -4 times a dayCouple of times a weekalmost continuousconstant3-4 weeks spells of events every 2/3 days lasting monthsVery rare now I am on medicationhad 6 episodes within 3 months3 in a yeartwice weekly up until about two months ago, now about once every ten daysDailyevery 1-2 daysA 'big' one every 6 weeksevery day1 or 2 a dayFrequencyAbout every 6 monthsAbout every 6 - 8 weeksPre 01/06, 1-2x year; Post 01/06, 1-2 months; Post 08/06, every other day.constantmultiple each day#2 (5 yrs after #1), #3 (2 yrs after #2), #4 - #14 (1 yr increasing to every 3 months over a 10 year periodWhen on anti-arrhythmic drugs every other day. Now , whilst just on verapamil, once a week chronicevery couple of monthsevery 1-2 weeks2/yearonce/twice a yearvaries, every 1 - 3 weeks on averageverieswas in constant afib until pacemaker implanted 12/045 since 17 July 2006depends, at times every dayall the timeOnce Monthlytwo in maychroniconce every 3 months2-5 episodes a week at presentrecently been in fib for 2 months. On new meds so the jury is out!every dayFrequency5 monthsAVNRT 2 or 3 times a year / AF alsoContinuous conditionfor 1st 15 1/2 had only four lasting over 2 hrs. Now 1 x week aveFIRST CV IN MAY 1998 PLUS PACEMAKER IN MAY 1998; NSR TO 2002 & CV #2; NSR TO FEB 2006 & 3RD CV; NSR TO APR 2006 & 4TH CV; AF AGAIN IN MAY 2006 NO CV2 or 3 / yearDo not suffer episodes its there all the time with different symptoms .constantirregular, maybe 3 times a month2-3 times weekly1/weekOriginally monthly, now dailywith stress, varies, maybe as freequent as every 2 weeks1 week depending on circumstance may be longer1YR BETWEEN 1,2 3 NOW EVERY THREE WEEKS REGULARfirst one... and it's still continuing4Single flutters up to 6 times a day, mini AFs lasting up to 30 secs about once a dayinfrequent - first 5 years ago then 2 in last six monthscontinuousdaily3/yr for 5 years, then 10/yr latelyevery 2 to 4 daysdaily every 3 weeksFrequency2-3 times a yearExtremely variable. From zero/month to several days continuous2 in 3 years2-3x a year2-3/year3 dailyVariesUnder control with new medicationProgressed from 1x per year to now where I am in and out.Weekly, getting for frequentmonthlyat least once a month or moreNow continuous flutter3-5 times a yearConstantly in and out on a daily basisincreased to regularly after by-pass surgery2x per weekhuge variationsVaries - more frequent recent yearsless than 3 per month2 timeschronicdaily - sometime 4-5 x dayconstantvariableFrequencyabout once a month2 in three weeksIrregular - comes and goesEVERY DAY NOW5/6 per annum2 x per moevery 30 seconds dailyA FIB 4 to 5 times a week2 per monthContinuous3 episodes in 3 yearstwo weeks approximately/getting longer between episodesSporadic3 times per weekdailychronicOnce a weekPAF - Seldom PVC - Dailyon and off, lately for months24 x 7 during chronic stageIn AF since October 5varies - latest 2 episodes only 4 weeks apart, previous to that usually ave 2 per yearChroniconce a yearabout once every three weeksFrequencyweekly30-3 per monthDo not suffer episodes, it is all the time - except sometimes what could be called worse episodes at night6 weeks average (min 3 weeks, max 17 weeks)3-4 times per month8 weeksweekly1 in 6 months to 2 times a weekShort term - all the timeMany years with almost none with meds. More now.dailyconstant 24/7 controlled w/drugsWas every 1 to 2 weeksvery variable, flutter probably 2 - 4 episodes a month, often lessLately, dailychronic a-fibDailytwice per year (while on flecanide)varies1-2x a monthYr.1-6 episodes,Yr.2-4 episodes, Yr.3-5 episodes,Yr.4-12 episodesweekly or moreEvery 2 - weeksPermanent last 24 monthsFrequency3 times in 1 year3 x a weekOnce a dayevery dayvaries--every 2 days recently5+ / Wk18 daysevery day1 every 6-8 monthsevery 14 days; every two weeksDaily or WeeklyAbout every 5-6 weeks on averagevariesevery 2.5 monthsdailyevery 10 days (approx)1/monththree to four times a yearWeeklytwice month before ablation (2005/03/17); each 2 days sinceAverage 1-2 every couple of weeks.daily5 long over last 6 yrs , short ones every 1-2 weeksundeterminedsix or so annuallyFrequency6-14 per weektwice a monthapprox 1 every 6 weeks @ this timeconstant1-2 / weekdailyweeklygetting worse by the year now, once a monthSeveral times per week?1/mo2 to 7 days>3 per weekevery two weeks2 or 3 times per 12 monthsapprox 1-2 a yearepisodes caused by life stylein the begining once a year now every couple of month1/yrseveral episodesOnce every 6-12 monthsfirst year daily but reduced after first ablation.2yrs, then 1 a year, then every 6 mos, now 1 a mo.every dayFrequency1 x weekjust once but went back to sinus rhythm on its ownEvery 3-4 months2 weeks or longer betweenon and off depending drug protocol2 episodes lasting 6 - 8 hoursContinuous without medication; Every 1-2 weeks with medicationsavg. 1/month first 10 years3-4 pwWeeklytwo or three per weekvaries - usually one per week or more5 days / week3 per dayVaries. Five or six times a week on average but some weeks hardly any and then on infrequent occasions it can be more often, including every day for a number of hours.All the time, to varying degrees.Varying - 2 daily ,2 weeklypermanent AF, but worse episodes a few times per monthBetween once in several months to Several times a weekonly 1 lengthy episode of several hours, short ones monthlyPrior to permanent, went from a couple a month to perhaps one a day over probably 10 years, but wasn't diagnosed-- Thought what I felt (probably multiple PVCs & AFib) was under-used heart complaining - no big deal...up to 10 a dayNo regularity. Seems to be less frequent by avoiding by triggersevery two and half yearsDaily of late although sometimes I am blessed to go as long as 2 1/2 or so days without AFFrequencyEvery 3 to 4 Years, 2x in 2004About 3-4 monthsCONSTANTConstant2 per weekallEvery 2 - 4 weeksonce a dayEVERY FEW WEEKSone that I know ofAbout 1 every 3 weeks on average.chronicseldomvaries, can be months or a yearnot sureAt first every 18 monthsish. In 2003 I had two episodes in three weeks in March. Then another episode in July and another episode in August and again in September. Septembers was the Torsades de Pointes episode.3-4 times per yearEvery couple of weekswas almost daily2-3 per monthnow almost dailyThey went from very infrequent to every onther dayinfrequent since taking medicationonceOnly diagnosed last monthFrequencyseveral times/week (after age 55)Every 6 or so monthsOnly one ER visit episode so far---otherwise, have some palitations occassiobnally with dizziness and exhaustionas aboveLessening all the time as I discover triggers, so...3 X a weekOnce every few weeksdailyonce a yearVaries 1 per month to 6 per weekHospitalized in 1997 for 7 days (first attach). I had no adea what AF was at the timeconstant ? was undiagnoised for most of the time but in af24/73 to 4 a weekInitially infrequent (Quaterly?); lately one to eight days apart2 or 3 per year; When medicated no symptoms for 6 years; now more frequentseldom.. couple times a yearNow 1 every 6 months Before 6 times a week for over 8 hoursOnce/twice yearlyEarly 20's to 47 occasionally, 2001-1, 2002-0, 2003-9, 2004-4, 2005-5, 2006-5 so faronce a yearevery 2-3 dayson going randomContiniousDailyThree or so annually at first; now every two weeksFrequencyVery frequent until given flecainide but returning after 16 monthsvariable - approximately monthlycronic1 every 3-4 monthsdaily4-5 per week, random1-2 monthsDaily sometimes 10 x per day or more - ALWAYS have episode at night. Was at 3:00, now its 1:30Dozens of times per day / night, maybe averaging once per hourApproximately 6 years between episodes1 - 2 times per monthFROM 1 TO 2 PER WEEK TO 2 OR 3 MONTHS APARTmax 5 years : min 7 weeksDaily - usually only in morningNow about every 3 weekswere 3 a week before tykosynNot Oftenvery seldom if on Tikosyn6 moscurrently dealing with Arrythmia all the time, Afib is 1-2X per week2 -3 x yearI think I had one other about 3 years ago at high altitudeapproximately every 3 daysonce every couple weeksFour per weekFrequency1Recently: once a month/ since back on Amiodarone ,10 months between episodes3daily2 to 3 per weekabout 1 a monthup to 4 per day but only every 3-10 days5permanent1st-March, 2003; 2nd-Oct., 2003chronicEvery two weeksDaily5-6X/yr initially, now chroniconce per week4x's year24 x 7daileyt3 times per month4 times a dayvaries a great deal. Sometimes less than one a week, sometimes several in a week1 every yearusually 4-6 monthsvarious6 monthly on averageFrequency2 weeksmost recent August 2003, previous January 2000, 17 in totalContinuousnone in the past vew months with medication & lots of excercise1 in a month2 with in the last yr1/yrTwice per weekAlmost Dailyall the timeonce evey 18 months approx.Varies - had over a year between last two attacks and last one was 3 months ago1 yr - 2 weeksvaried it bagan at once or twice in several months and worked up to seven or more a week5 in 3 weeksfrom first episode it was 3 years then about every few monthsCyclical. Minor episodes on a near daily basis. Major attacks 2,3X annuallyweeklycontinuous 24/7persistentonly 2 so faralmost daily when diagabout 2 a yearFrequencySeveral times a yearnow, approximately once per monthconstantseveral times a daypermantlyvaries from near-daily to 2-3 monthschronicAlmost permanent now. From 1993 to 1998, no episode perceivedConstant without medicine2 episodes in four monthsn/a3/monthdaily since ablation16weeks sometime months regular of latedaily to weekly1/week18 daysvariesdailyPersistentonly 1approx every 6 monthsonceDAILY TO WEEKLYFrequencyWeeklyone per weekone to three a weekConstantCondition ceased after 5 months2-3 times a week while on toprol, once a month on betapace (this last year)weeklyonce a week, to once a month First 2 years on Rythmol and not frequently, now on amiodarone and now every 3 to 4 daysvarieddon't knowchronic1.5 years betweenNone the last 10 monthsn/acluster of episodes every two weeks so farAverage 3 to 4 weeks apart .dailyvarieshave had episodes twice weeklychronicWeeklyalmost every day now6 per yearvaries depending on dietFrequencyCOUPLE OF TIMES1-2mosabout every 3 rd dayalways until Tikosynvariable, tends to come in bouts, maybe 1 week on 2 weeks off15 times per yeardailyjust had 2nd3-5 times/week5 times per weeksometimes daily-sometimes monthlyWeeklyAverage every 22 days3 times a weekTwice a weekEv. 4 to 6 weeksoccassional2 to 3 X's a monthonce every week3days afib 2days nsr (approximately)12 to 14 daysno single episodes2 per monthevery 6 weeks, variableNone, a-flutter removed with ablation and a-fib controlled with flecainide.Frequency1x per month first 6 mo, none in 2 years4 per yearonce per week3-4 times a weekwas around twice a week after meds last episode was july 22, 2002sporadicstarted withe once in 2-3 months. Presently twice a monthAFib now continuous previously 3 to 4 per year24/7once a year until recently now once a week2 to 3 x per yearOnce or twice a week1 week to 1 monthChronicongoing4 - 16 daysVaries from 2 weeks to 4 monthstwice in 3 years1 timenot sure what an episide is; at worst have had to sit & rest while walking dogWeekly5/week3-4 times a week3 to 7 per yearFrequencyrandomChronic - Constant - Persistent - SustainedEvery 5 or 6 days3 per yearweeklyCurrently every other daycontinuous 24/7sometimes every few days but usually every few weeksdaily4 knowndailyvaries-chronic2/year8 or 10 a year depending on stressWidely variable, but becoming more frequent. Monthly or lessa few per weekabout 10 times so far with the last one being the worse30 - 45 daysEvery two days7-8 times a yearchronicApproximately 2 per monthFrequencyFIARLY FREQUENTLYoften1 to 3 weeks1 per week, but decreased after 1 mo on Amiodarone7-14 daysone or two a year at start, and near chronic prior to surgery.For 12 years, once or twice a year. The last few years frequently. But mildhighEvery 6- 14 daysmonthly3 occurences in 2 yrsapprox 2 per month3 major episodes needing ER visits/1 minor episodecontinuousyear 1, every 2 months; no more till year 5, 2 a month apart2/ week or more1-2 daysdaily to weekly [added 7-2005:] Afib gone, aflutter controlled1 every 1-3 months, no episodesd longer than 15-20 seconds last year since started rythmol and cardizemdailyonce every 7-10 daysEvery now and thenDailydailydailyFrequency2-3 times a week,almost exclusively post-prandial2/monthconstant3 times/wk4 a monthaverage 13 days, (range 1 to 55 days) from 3 yrs. of dataDailyDo not know what an 'episode' is? After mealsone episode to six per yearalmost constant AFWeeklyoff & on, mostly on.2 to 3 daysevery 4 or 5 monthsCronic2 - 3 per weekunmedicated = many times / day, 50% reductiondaily when occuringweeklySporadic, almost 1.5 years before 2, 2 weeks apartnow once/weekchronicPermanentdailyFrequencyranging from 4 weeks to 6 monthsmonthlyHad increased from 4 the first year to at least 1 every third day, ceased for 100 days on Rhythmol, now restarted with no particular pattern.running in the background most of the timeevery other day... at the moment. it was constantWeeklyContinuousChronicChronicvarious sometimes 3 months between episodesdaily4 X in 9 months1 - 3 per year2-3 times a weeksometimes daily, almost always weekly4-5 times a year2-3 monthaverage 12 monthsdailyCan have 4,5,6, days free but mostly every 3 daysConstantcontinuousnone in last two years/3-5 times a month prior to June 1999monthlyFrequencyconstant3 or so a yearMaybe every couple of months I'd feel my heart flutterVery Irregular[- 3 to 5/weekChronic2 or 3 times a monthuntil two years ago twice annually.Then every two monthsPerm at this timeDaily beginning in April 01, now every other day - prior to this very sporadic, maybe twice a year or sometimes 0 per yr.Two per monthevery few daysmonthly3 x yearrandom4 MAJOR ONES, BUT DAILY ATRIAL FLUTTERSnow, noneJust went 4 years without episode - 1993 to 1996 - weekly - 87- 91 - monthlyTwice a year or so until recent upgrade to: Twice a weeklately about every 3 months (was every 2 weeks)each episode more frequent and seriousSmall ones-daily.Prolonged ones, twice in 4 yearsnow cronic2 x per weekOriginally every six months , gradually increasing to current approx eight day cycle3-4 per monthFrequencydailySeveral each monthgetting worse the older I get......Last two years about 12 timesvaries4-6 wksmore than 5 times a weekUsually 1/day, although I occasionally go a week without noticing anything.daily2 - 3 times per year before becoming chronic4 per monthevery 4- 8 weeks6 in 6 yrs (4 long, 2 short). 3 yrs between last major onesnone in 13 monthsonce a year originally, now dailyweekly nowpermanent now40 times a dayDaily1 every 2 monthscontinuousVaries greatly. Atleast once a week3 to 4 times daily for 1.5 weeks then 0 per day for one weekdailyLately, 5 to 9 days between episodesEvery 3-4 days off medication, every 1-2 weeks on medicationFrequencydaily2 - 3 weeks3/4per monthonce or twice a weekmonthly occasionally bimonthly; now once to three times per yearvery sporadic.chronic1 times per year2 in 8 monthsVaries - from 2 or 3 a year to once every two yearsvery random but about 10 per dayirregular - heavy episodes about 14 days at presentdailyon average, weekly1 per 3 or 4 yearspermanent4twice a weekintermittentDaily3or 4 a monthfirst episodeevery six-eight monthsonce a month for 4 monthsFrequencyabout every 6-7 daysIrregular - Never Know - Small Episodes in last yearfirst 2 were a month apart, then almost a year til the third.weekly1-10 in a week2 monthly, but variesYearly becoming dailyIrregular; up to once a day4-5 times/weekpermanentvariesvariesonce a month at first; this week, every day for the past six days3-4 mo2 to 14 per monthconstant1 every 1-2 monthsall dayonce per weekVaries widely- recently went 18 months without an episode- then 5 episodes in month. I ate food with MSG or drank wine with sulfites on several occasions.initially yearly-then monthly now every six monthsnearly dailyEvery 7 to 30 daysvaries - has been lessening- approx. every 4 monthswas 1-7 weekly, now continuous if not on drugsFrequency2 to 4 times a yeara few times a week.Anywhere from 2 days to 1 year.Varies greatly - once every 6 months to monthly.constantmonthly2 or 3 times a monthnone since mediciation2/wkpreviously daily, now 2/3 times weekly1st(11/94) 2nd(7/5/00) 3rd(8/22/00) NSR since...current date:11/28/05Chronicevery two or three monthsdaily3-4 months apart in the beginningafib is continuousonce a week on averagemonthly plusdaily1 episode a year except this last year, more flutteronce or twice a weekevery 18 monthstwice per monthtwice a year whilst on drugs,unsure if notInitially every day. Now usually once a weekFrequency4 in four yearswas every 2 weeks...now one in 6 monthsmulti-daily prior to medication. now occasional.a big mess initially, it took finding a good, caring doc, and experimenting with dosage of toprol to get to the present state which is much better, see below.every 4 days . very predictable cyclesteadily increasing over time, now afib-free for 6 months on flecainideevery 2 days or soonce a yeartwice a week in 1st half 2000; a handful in early 2001;none since June 2001weekly3 - 6 times a month1-3 a month5 episodesevery few monthsAlmost dailyOnce every few years at first then once a year then steady but in NSR for last 6 years with Amioderoneevery 7-10 days6 sustained in 5 yearsUnknown - may have been experiencing Panic Attacks as wellonce a month on averageConstant without meds, Once every two years with medsnone since second ablation but see personal comments
Duration1 to 8 hoursvaribleup to 20hrs<1 monthAn hour to two hours1-3 hoursIn the past from 10 seconds to 27 hours12-24 hoursusually 1 hour or less. Longer required cordiovesion 2 time so far30sec to 2 minutes with faint feeling.Until cardioversion4-----20 hoursfrom 2 to 14 hoursanything between 15 minutes and 31 hoursup to 12 hours and several daysseconds-minutesfrom 5 to 30 hours1 minute to 6 hours3/5 hrs2 hoursnow 24/730 mins to 2 hours generallySince Multaq about 2-6 hours, prior 24-36Durationrecently (july 2011) 2 to 480min1 hr - 3 days8-10 hoursSleep study was in January, other doctors in December had not detected it or had trouble reading blood pressure, so it was determined to have begun in January.2-6 hI never know, seconds, minutes, hours, days4-6hrs4 episodes from1-5 hours since April, Had a 5 hour episode1 week go10-30 mins1 to 2 hoursNot hours and hours in A-Fib, just minutes of coming and going30 mins to 24 hours12-40 hoursBetween 1 and 12 hours1 - 8 hoursless than two hourschronicfew minutes to several hours30 min - 18 hours6-8 hoursi) 24 hrs and 36 hrs1hour to 12 hoursup to 5 hoursDurationA few seconds or up to half an hour.see above24 to 36 hours although first episode was a week in hospital12 hours, 48 hours, 12 weeks16+ hrsVary from short to 24 hoursless than 1 hourup to 2 hoursVaries, few minutes to 12 hoursContinuous (was, ok now 11-2012)variable1- 2 hours2-8 hoursChronic12-16 hoursvariesvaries between a few mins and 2 hours5hrs2-4 hours6-16 hours2hrs to 2 weeks8hrs,19hrs15 to 30 seconds12 hoursDuration3-4 hours but has been up to 36 hours4 to 5 hours1st -had cardioversion , 2nd-heart converted medication changed12 hours until cardioverted1-4 hoursseveral minutes to days1-4 hours, always in evening, rapid heart rate up to 163 bpm1 min to three days 2-3 hours, sometimes 12 hours16 hours up to 100 hoursFirst one converted spontaneous, prestently in one-4daysanywhere from 5 mins to several hours as long as 4- 5 hoursfleeting - measured in secondsA-Fib had been persistant daily before ablation<4 minutes5 seconds to 12 hours24/7Variable: minutes to many hours2-7 hourson and off pretty much all dayAll the time or until cardioversionthree to twenty four hoursDurationunsurea few hours to 24 hours5 hrs to 5 weeks- last onehours1-4 HOURS1 hr -8 hrs10 minutes to 6 hours30 min5 min. to 3 hrs.1 - 60 minutesusuall 12 hrs or so. one 36 hrs. most recent 16 daysPreviously as long as 12 hours, now several seconds to several hoursUntil I get cardiverted30 mins to 38 hours12 - 20 hoursminutes7-10 days2 minutes to 30 hours30 seconds to several hours24 - 36 hrsgone from 2-3 hours to currently 6, sometimes just minutes4 hoursContinuousdon't knowLast one was 7 days, had third electro cardioversion as a resultDuration4-10 hrsVariable: 1 hour - 3 days8-9 hours15-30 minutes on meds, 1-3 hours not on medshad a 3 1/2 hours episode a few weeks ago (my first of that duration) went to the ER - they used magnesium, cardizem and adavan in the IV for conversion -Remained until cardioversionseveral hours, usually convert to NSR myself8-48hrsHours each day2 - 3 hourstwo monthsfrom 2-10 hours, mostly at night2 - 48 + hoursNot yet determineduntil converted (have gone 9 days)minutes and it's gone10- 12 hoursusually about 3 to 6 hours but sometimes just a few minutes1-15 minutesVariable 1-30 minutes10 minutes to 36 hoursvaries widely5 minutes to 1 dayDuration10 minutes to 6 hourscontinualminutes to hours7days30 MIN TOO A COUPLE DAYSfrom 1 hour to sometimes 10 hours5 Minutes to several hoursuntil cardioversion48 hoursAbout 12 hrsusually short, once about a day before medication8 to 16 hoursLongest 12 hours - shortest 1-1/2 hoursseconds at first, now all the time4 - 72hrs24-72hrs Naturally cardiovert to NSR2-18hrsNAcouple of daysconstant30 secondsfirst: 7 days, second: 1 day, third: 5 hours5 hours and more2 months10 to 24 hoursDuration3 to 6 hoursunknown - cardioversions alway necessarysame9 mo prior: dear, youngest son 39 died paragliding accident; 2 mo prior middloe son 45 died in sleep, ? cardiac event while he had flu like sxs over counter meds, methadone, +liver, + heartusually few hours, sometimes longerfrom one to seven hoursnever goes away, only gets less severe8-10 hoursseconds to hoursvariation of physical activity4 to 24 hours36 hoursLess than 24 Hours10 minutes - 8 hours4 hoursDaysnone that i know of or felt1 to 60 minsanything from 3 hrs to 3 daysusually less than 24 hrs.most under 30 minutes, had one last 24 hrs.mostly seconds, occasionally 20 -30 miutes, first one 26 hours30 mins to 3 hoursabout 3 hours (long enough to get to the emergency room)varies (3hrs to 24hrs)Duration6-8 hoursconstant no normal heartbeat3 months of irregular beat prior to elec. conv. Few short episodes the fol mo.<2mins2hours2 hrs - 16 hrs1.5 - 20 hours20 minutessometimes 18 hoursusually short time. secondsAnywhere from a 15 minutes - 4 hours--constant now4.5-12 hours10 mins to 1 day18 hoursHad to be cardioverted5mins to 10 hours, average 5hours,Currently Constant. Controlled by medicationvaries from seconds to on a off all day2 mos, converted, lasted 10 days'Big' one - 3+ daysminutes to hours to constantshortDurationVariable - from a couple hours up to 10 days8 - 24 hours1-2 seconds, somethings several hours, up to 29 hoursconstantminutes now for the most partsee aboveShortest 2 hours, longest 10 hourscontinuous1hour to 3 daysfrom a few minutes to hours5 days;1 month6-24 hoursvaries, three hours on averagewere very short but getting longer before controlled2-3 hoursvaries - longest was 36 hoursall the time36 hours7/1 day respectively>12 hr12 hrs to 1 weekmomentary flutters, 3-19hrs in AFCan be an hour or two or longer - days1minute to 5 daysDurationa few hours to a few weeksAVNRT less than a day / AF sometimes needs cardioversionContinuousMost ave 1 hr, have had 6 lasting 8 to 14 hours in the past 16 yearsSEE ABOVE4 to 96 hoursVariableuntil cardioverted (sometimes weeks)12 hours or linger; 1 episode lasted 2 days; 1 episode caused serious chest pain and shortness of breath2-3 hours1-3 hours10 mins to 2 hours10 minutes to 4 hours, never over 4 hours10 hours aboutFROM 4 TO 12 HOURS1+ months3-4 DAYSOne lasted 5hours 18 months ago, now about 30secondsseveral hours as much as 6 hours1minute to 1 hour12 hours to 3-4 days12 to 30 hoursat first one week, now daily for minutes at a time6-11 hoursDuration4 to 12 hoursseveral minutes to several days24-36 hours12-24 hrs10 minutes-12 hoursless than one minute for mostApprox 8 hrs.Three hours to two dayshours to weeks to months, it dependsMinutes to hours ,3-6 hours8 hrs or more. Continuous3-6 days ,usually 4-4.5 daysUsually shortfrom 2 hrs. to 72 hrs.2 hoursA few minutes to several hoursVaries from a few hours to several daysfew seconds to 2 hours1year and it just reappeared 3 months after cardioversion2 minutes to hourconstantvariableDuration1-45 min15 hours, 6 hoursI day - several weeksAT NIGHT IN THE MORNING4 hrs - 36 hrs3-4 hours, intermittent1-2 minutesanywhere from 15 minutes to 5 hours2 hours to 36 hours3 - 4 hourscouple of hoursVaries10 hoursseconds to minuteschronic30 hoursPAF - Hours to Days PVC - Minutes to Daysa day or two then off then comes back(didn't have for a long time for some reason)24 x 7 during chronic stageNA-Chronic?varies - 5 mins to 6hoursChronic2 days - 4 daysDuration1 to 12 hours1st and 2nd: 48hrs - 3rd: 29days8-14 hoursVariablesame day (50 of 58), next day (8 of 58)1 hourpersistent1 to 2 days1-2 hours after taking tambocor, never tried withoutall the timeseconds to dayssometimes 10 mins but occasionally up to 12 hoursconstant 24/7 controlled w/drugsminutes or hours. Have been cardioverted on 3 of these occasions< 1minseveral minutesa few minutes to several hours6hrs - 2 daysvariesfew minutes to 12 hoursbetween 5hrs and 36hrs (mostly at the longer end of this)5 to 24 hours + sometimes days4 -14 hourspermanentDuration12hr, 3hr, 12hr1 to 24 hours5min - 72 hoursmore 60 min2-24 hours1-12hrs30 hoursVaries from few seconds to hours24 to 30 hours3 - 9 hours24-36 hours2 days12-20 hours1-48 hrs6-48 hours3-9 hoursfew minutes to twelve hours1 hour to 610 hours (before ablation); 30 hours since1-18 hoursmore or less continuouslong ones 8-21 hrs..currently in af for 6 days, otherwise only last few seconds to 10 seconds15 minutes to several hoursone lasted forty days, most around 50 hoursDuration30-60mins30 hours1 hour up to 36 hours8-12 hoursseconds to hoursminutes to 2 days19-20 hoursfrom two to over 24 hours?18hrs4 to 30 hours>1 hour <12 hours3 to 7 days72 hrs to 10 days1hour- 48hoursshort and seldom10 min to 7 hours1 day24, 12hr., 5hr, 3hrs., usually during sleep4-12 hoursA few minutes to 24 hours1 hr. to 12 hrs.8-60 hoursDuration10 minutes to 3 hoursonce i think8-24 hours5 min. to 3 hours3-4 weeks6 - 8 hoursContinuous without medication; 30+ minutes with medicationsavg. 2 days ...continued to increase as years went by1-5 hrs4-5 hours5mins to 12 hours2-30 hours1 - 5 hours5-10 minutesFrom a few minutes mainly, to two or three hours on occasions. Has been as long as eight hours very infrequently.N/AAs short as 10 secs, As long as 7 hrs of waves of intesityhours2-18 hoursfrom seconds to hoursDon't really knowany where from 15 min to 1 hourup to 12 hourstwo hoursErratic--current episode is of 5 days duration, somewhat longishDurationUntil Cardioverted? cardioverted after 9 hrs10 YEARS/2 YEARS/2 YEARS1 - 5 daysall1-12 hours5=10 minutesFROM A FEW HOURS TO A COUPLE OF DAYSone cardioversion and hospitalizationAnything from 2 to 18 hourschronic2 hours10+ hourslongest=10 hoursFew seconds to 80 hours30 seconds - 15 hoursAll day off and on to occasional or every couple of weeks3 mintues to several hours12-36 hoursminutesThe last one, in which I went to the ER lasted about 6 hours1-3 days2 monthsn/aDuration8-12 hoursAnything from 1 hour to 17 hoursminutesditto an hour2 monthsvaried24-48 hrs10 seconds to 48 hoursNov 2003 (hospitalized for 3 days)constantna36 to 48 hrsSometimes minutes, sometimes hours, sometimes daysusually self converted within 36 hours<5minutes to 6 weeks as longest .. average a day or two3 to 8 hoursPresently 3 to 5 hoursEarly 20's to 47 few minutes to few hours self convert, 47 to 49 five to ten hours need help converting on occasiona few minutes to 40 hours12-24 hours (before current medication)5 to 10 minutes10 seconds to 5 hours8-28 hoursDuration6 hours to 48 hoursvariable - up to 12 hoursconstant13 to 25 hoursvariesGenerally at bedtime, so don't knowuntil cardioversionVaries - some will last minutes - sometimes all dayAnywhere from a few minutes or a few hours12 to 24 hours30 minutes to several hours5 MINUTES TO 1 1/2 DAYS24-48 hours5 to 20 seconds4 to 6 hourshours to daysSecondsuntil next dosetreated within hours10 mintues to 8 days30 mins avg; longest was 6 hours. Have always converted on own.8 hours12 to 36 hours1 hour or less - until today - had to go to ERshort about 15 minutes to an hour or soDuration4 hoursPersistent until cardioverted.6-8 hourscontinious1 hr to 8 hoursthe two that sent me to ER were about 10 - 16 hours10-40 min2 hours to more than 24permanent1st-Approx 3 hrs; 2nd-4 hrs, but terminated with cardiconversionchronic4-36 hours5 minutes to 54 hoursflutter needed cardioversion, a-fib usually < 24 hr1 to 4 hours6 hours - 18 hours24 x 71-7 hoursFirst before cardioverted was 4 days. Usually 5-10 hours30 seconds normally, recently had 24 hour episodeusually a few hours24 hoursusually 1-3 hoursfew minutes1 to 10 hoursDuration2 hrsfrom a few seconds to several hoursContinuousfew minutes to days, when occurringup to 8 hours2 days7-8h1 minuteusually <30 seconds. Upon occasion, hours.continuous24 hours to 4 weeksUsually a few hours, since medication started, but last two required treatment - intravenous flecanidea nd oral amiodarone worked on these occasions10 hours - 1.5 hours always at night2-4 hrsrange from a few seconds to 41/2 hoursa few seconds up to 11 hours4hrs to 24hrsAnywhere from a few minutes to 36+ hourshourscontinuous 24/7continual2-6 hours6 - 36 hours5-12 hoursDuration12 to 24 hours18-20 hourshard to say, dr. says after stress test I am always in AFibfew seconds/ 1day at first/ now permant.few minutes to several hours & (very) occaisionally half-a-daychronic< 1mn to > 48 hours8 to 12 hours48 hours2 monthsvariable, 1-2 hoursminutes to hours15 hous1.5 hrs to 4 hrsranges from minutes to daysa few hours to 2.5 days12 hours3-24 hrsfew minutes to 10-12 hours for fibrillation, up to 1 hour for flutter15 hourspermanent until electrocardioversion36 hoursALWAYS LESS THEN 24 HRSDuration2-4 Hours20 minsfirst was eight hrs., now down to one and half to half an hourConstant2-12 hoursminutes to hoursuntil cardiovertedamiodarone and just taking cardizem, have PVI scheduled.3 bouts of severe tachycardia--45 mins to 1 hr.don't knowchronic12 hoursPrior : seconds to four hoursn/amins to 12 hrs18 hrs down to 4hrs30 minutes to an hourminutes-hours45 minutes to 5 hourssymptoms differ but afib always there6-24 Hours10 minutes, if I can head it off, up to 4 hourshalf hour if I reduce my heart rate with a calcium blocker5 to 6 hours for the big onesDurationONE WEEKless than 24 hrs, except for 8 requiring cardioversion, one electrical6hrs to 3 or 4 daysFrom Oct 2000 until Feb 2002 when I started taken Tikosyn1-12 hours, drugs can return to sinus in 2 hours usually6 to 18 hoursa few minutes to hours3 to 30 minutes1 1/2 hours - 18 hours4-8 hrs15 min. to an hour2 hours to 24 hours2 - 5 hours1 hour to 12 hourslasting from less than 1 hour to just over 24 hoursup to 17 hourscardioverted within 12 - 18 hours...so don't know how long they would last1 to 48 Hours18 - 44 hours3 to 4 days12 to 24 hrsno single episodes10-30 hours8 hours, variable, drug cocktail converts in 40 minutesBefore ablation and flecainide 1 Hr to 8 hrs. However if I am having esophageal discomfort then it's continuous.Duration5-10 hours1 to 2 days3-24 hoursthe last one i had was about 3 hours2-6 hours5 to 8 hours through the night before meds, after around 2 hours in early morning.weeks1 to 20 hourshalf day max15-30 mins36 to 48 hours1min to 6 hours<1 hour to 20 hours, always spontaneously converted to NSRchroniclong20 min - 30 hrs8 to 19 hoursfirst time-- 5 days then cardio version, this time 10 days and going.2 weekssee above; not sure what an episode is24 hours1-6 hours15 minutes to 1 hourminutes to 24 hours +Durationminutes to 36 hours24/724-65 hours45min2-3 days6 to 8 hoursone hour to 12 hours1-2 days5 minutes to many hours3 minutes - 2 weekschronic8-12 hoursHe was in the hospital 8 hours ER, sent home still in afib.4 hours to 16 hours6-24 hoursusually 1/2 hour to 1 hour. The last one lasted for over 2 hoursApprox 7 hoursone dayseconds up to several hours (max 28)12 - 18 hoursDuration15 MINUTE - 3HOURSfew seconds to twenty mins. a few seconds to 3 hours usually about 40 minutes6 to 72 hoursaverage around 18 hoursVaried from a few minutes to 3 days.1-2 hrs. BPM 70 to 80.1h to 10h20-24 hours30-180 minuteslongest was 8 hrs w/out cardioversion, was shocked other 2 times8 to 16 hours usuallylongest was 5 daysN / Ayear 1, until reverted; year 5, 3-4 hours1 hourvariable1 minute to 48 hoursvariable, seconds to 8 hoursfew minutes to hours2 to 14 hrsUntil I calm down usually10 minutes to 3 hoursfrom 15 minutes to 4 hours1 - 4 hoursDuration1-4 hours3 hrs12 hours3 hoursaverage 12 hours (range 10 minutes to 34 hours) from 3yrs. of datavery occasionally now.Min. to 2 hrs.1 to 3 hours7-8 hours24 hoursoff 2-3 weekscontinuous off amiodarone 3 days on amiodarone24 hoursContinuous1 - 24 hours>1min to <5hours20 minutes to 12 hours1Hr to 4 Days6-8 hours1-6 hoursN/A5min to 10 daysDurationchronic at the moment10 to 18 hrslongest was 60 hours, many of 12 or so, currently, on meds, they are shorter - about 3 - 4 hours?12 hrs to 3 months10-18 hoursContinuouscontinuousConstant, when not on medshalf hour ro 3 days3 months longest, 2 weeks shortest36 - 48 hours (then CardioVerted or Bolus of Flecainide)1-10 minutes15 minutes to 48 hours4-5 days10 minutes- 1 hour6hrs-36hrsvariable, minutes to hoursAnywhere from 20 mins to 24 hrsConstantcontinuous30 seconds to several hours24 hrDurationconstant1/2 hr to 1 hrlast one went on for about four days, may have went in and out, can't be sure1 - 8 hrs30-40 hours before reversion (cardioversion)approx 3 days20 -30 hoursperm18 hours or so2 to 16 hours2 to 4 days2 to 14 daysaverage 8 hoursrandom2-5 HRS.na04/01/01 - 36 hours, 12/15/95 - 5 days, - often 3 to 6 hours1-2 minutes until upgrade to:Go to ER to stop episode status6 hrs upto 11 dayssometimes days30 hoursall the time2-60 hoursFrom about twelve hours to about thirty six hours . Mostly about eighteen hours4-12 hoursDurationa few seconds to a couple of hoursminutes to weeks1-5 days. Needing zapping (cardioversion)-electric shockvaries1-36 hrs2 -24hrsA single skipped beat, to episodes that last 1 week5sec or less1-2 hours10 minutes to 8 hours10-24 hoursSmall ones are less than minute. Long ones are usually 24 to 60 hours.15 minutes to 2 hoursFull time2 - 12 hours constantseveral minues - up to two daysTen Minutes - Eight Hoursusually 48hrs.+continuous2 to 3 daysseveral hours of palpations. Very rapid about 2 to 4 hours1 hour5 to 76 hours12-24 hoursDurationone to 36 hours24 hours5/6 hrs2-4 days4-12 hours10-30 seconds.chronicanything from10 secs to 48 hrs12-18 hoursFrom 5 seconds to 27 hours1sec to 3 or 4 min..10 secs to 1 hourhours to days6 to 18 hours12-24 Hourspermanent3 months, 1 day,1day,1day (cardioversions)1 hourup to 15 hoursVaries, short and very long.24hrsunknown5 hours7 hrs 7 hrs 9 hrs 2 hrsDurationincreasing to 72+hrs.Since pacemaker 1 hour4hrs, about 24 hrs, about 12 hrs.5 min - 5 hr5 minute to 24 hour3 hoursminutes becoming hoursIrregular; up to 24 hours1-6 hoursUsually lasts from 3 days to a week.minutes to 15 hours1-2 hours1day - 8wks1 to 7 hours12 - 15 hoursfew minutes30 minutes12 hours minimum, 86 days maximum; typically 36 -48 hours;several episodes of 3 days8 to 14 hourshours10-22 hrs.3-12 hourscurrently 2 days on 2days offDurationuntil conversionLasts for several months and then goes away.Average 18 hours max 48 hours.24 hours to 14 days (once). Usually 24 to 48 hours.18 hours1/2 to 5 hoursminutes12 to 48 hoursvaries - shortest l hour, longest 16 hours7,10 & 6 hoursChronic1 minute to 3 hoursaround one hour2-3 hrs at first then 7-8 hrsconstantVaries from 1 hour to 46 hours (lately)4-6 hrs2 minutes or less6 to 12 hours, converted with drugsfrom 30 to 60 hours2 days to a few months at presentapproximately 12 hours24hrs when reverted with drugs24 to 36 hoursDurationshortest 4hrs to longest 36 hrs was 15-36 Hours....none nowsecondsthree years out from the diagnosis, I have episodes of multiple ectopics a minute every few months, and an uptick in ectopics every few weeks, but only a few seconds of afib in the past year.30 to 40 hrs.10-12 hours1-4 hrs. SR obtained by taking Tenormin8-10 hours2-39 hours30 min. - 24+hoursFrom a few minutes to a rare 30 hours8-18 hours.5 - 2 hoursup to 56 hours15 minutes to 8 hoursConverted in 1 day with assistance10-15 hoursseveral monthsMinimum 1 hour; maximum 10 hourstwo-four hoursAround four hours
Precedingnonewalking in homeNoneUnknownnilAllergic reactions, to meds for urticaria, then side effects to Steroids, StressMinor strokeGall Bladder RemovalAppendicitisMI in 04, Aneuism repair in 2011RunnerStomach cramps (diagnosed as stressNothing really - woke up about 2 a.m and was aware of an erratic heartbeat. However, ince then I have wondered if my use of beta blockers (atenolol) to treat my high blood pressure may have slowed my heart down too much and this might have been a factor?ExerciseStress realted to work/ sleep apneaHigh Blood Pressure. Stressdigestive disordershusband in accident in Decstress,lack of exercie, obesitystress over coming trip?None identifiableNoPrecedingSSS(SickSinusSyndrome) incl.Tachycardia, BradycardianilnoneNothing. Some lifestyle stress in the prior year.hypertensionStress following losing house in Hurricane IkeStressfainting, l muscle aches, fatique depression, SOB, lack of sleep,PTSDDepression, Anxiety, stress from work.nonelittle high collesteralNot really anything that I can associate with, had irregular heartbeats as a teen and the older I got and my anxiety disorder together made me pretty miserable.ExercisingNoneNoneNonegall bladder problemsnoneUnknownAtrial Septal Defect Closure with Amplatzer Septal Occluderlots of stress for yearslong term stress at work, 60 hr weeks, 4- 6 hrs sleep, sometimes lessGrave's Disease diagnosisNew Years Eve party 2003PrecedingCaregiving & death of brother and husbandstressNone Father very illLong haul flight / visit at AltitudenoneNonenoneburning sensation in upper shoulders & arms, sweaty hands, short of breath, dizzy, no 2 flush, urine frequently, mouth dry, thirsty, nausea, entire body shakes, tired, no energyNoneOverheated too many times during the Summer of 2001, cycling in Texas.noneHeart attackNone Cancerroot canal using epinepherine and later codeinenoneHangover and drank loads of diet colaDeath of Wife, years of heavy drinkingHeavy bodybuilder until age 27. used Creatine Monohydrate heavily during exercise.Virus + holiday heart (drink, food overindulgence)nonenoneType II diabetesnonePrecedingmigraineexhaustion, shortness of breathn/anone knownstrenuous run nonenoneBorn with WPW, had ablation at 45 then AF started at 59Stressful week and very nervous and jumpy noneMitral valve stenosiswas diagnosed with WPW at 6 months oldnoneacute stressAbout 3 yrs. before 1st diagnosed would have real dizzy spells, cold sweats, nauseated, weak, shortness of breath. Dr. kept saying I had a sinus infection. Finally got so weak I could hardly hold out to walk.Knew then something else had to be wrong.pneumonia/flu, scarlet fever as childnone I'm aware ofHOCMNone noticed prior to first event. Have noticed throbbing headache prior to more recent prolonged events. Doctor noticed "large" area of electrically inactivity in atria during ablation and speculates some sort of viral infection may have caused it.Stress, possibly too much thyroid hormoneDiabetes, high cholesterol, borderline high blood pressure, sleep apneaOver then underactive thyroid glandnil Precedingnone colon surgery to take out a non malignant polyphormone changes menopauseNONEnoneaortic valve failure/hole in heartnothing obvious?NoneI have no idea.none known; do get pain/pressure/swelling in upper abdomen - just below sternum, prior to attack & duringHad paracetamol with watersleepingNonenothingfaintingStent, CAD, MI, High Cholestrol, Sleep Apneahad short palpitations since childhoodHigh Blood PressureUnknownnoneNone, except I had walking pneumonia in 1/07.PrecedingOverstressed- In Charge of Volunteer Fund Raiser- lot of coffeeHysterectomyStress at work - bullyingnoneSnow boarding, Stomach Issuesin 05 - was treated for Lyme disease - had all the symptoms but no positive on the testing - was on doxy for about 10 weeks- prior to all this I had gone thru about 3 years of extreme stress ...NilStressbirth of first childNonenoneChildhood traumanone, never been in the hospital beforeStress nonenothing- something simply felt wrong- like fultter in chest areaNonenochronic amphetamine use, heavy smoking and drinkingAmphetimine overdosenonenonenone knownPrecedingheart attackHypertensionnoneNONEnoneWas at rest before first maor AF - however pre-existing heart damage from pericarditis several years earlier.NonenonenonenoneCaffeine intake, work stressVery Heavy DrinkingRheumatic Fever causing Mitral Stenosissleepless nights - new babyNonenilunknown as I have been asymptomaticnoneunknownstressnonepost lung biopsynoneDrinking alcoholPrecedingnonnonehigh blood presure2-4 wks prior to onset, ,? Flu with lethergy, ennui, lack of energy, ?? shortness breath all thought to be Sxs of depression/grieving.extreme exertionhealthynone that I know of. I believe stress to be the initiatornoneNoneheart raced 120-150 beatsNoHip resurfacing six weeks previousTriple BypassnonenoneNonenone relatednervous excitment adrenalin rushNone. could have been major partying that night.possibly a 3 month stint on diet pills - but I had taken them in the pastOn Holiday, lots of strong coffee, red winenonenonenonePrecedingalcohol, exercise, lack of sleepnoneStress2 ablations preformedTriple By-Pass SurgeryHypertension, anxiety?noneNoneRheumatiod Athritis/death of parentNo major event or illness, onset out of the blue--?? think it was present long before it was recognized - pneumoniaNot knownNonetoo much, too vigorous exerciseHad ohs in 1983 replaced mitral valvedivorce and everything that comes with it.NoneGlandular fever & MEMajor stressEndometrosis (reason for af unknown)Wish I knew! Not in recent family historyPrecedingPre-wedding stressHypertensionNoneOn medication for high blood pressure but controlledhypertensionpossible mild MInoneUrinary tract infection during pregnancy leading to bacteremiafatigue,stress,sickness, bending down, execerisestressnonePanic Attacka long mountain hikeunknown - took many years before diagnosisNonenonenone,Noneprob holiday heart-golf holiday with lots drink/eatLymphedemaViral FluStressful period husband having heart surgery .Breast cancer 2000. High blood pressure for 25 years.asthmaPrecedingPigging out at buffet restaurantCardiac surgery in 1972 due to congenital heart diseaseHypertension thought to be root causenoneCOINCIDENTAL: PROSTRATE CANCER TREATMENTS IN 2002noneShortness of breath but I put it down to lack of exercise, some palpations I put that down to stress.suddenly stopped 100mg/day altenolol - 2days prior to first episode.none that I am aware ofnoneNoneNone - Monday-morning stress maybe?hyperthyroidismnoneVARIES???? Don't know what's starting thisLATE NITE MEAL RED WINE ,HOT PEPPERScontrolled high blood pressure, gall bladder removal 24 years agostressemotional upsetnone knownbig meal at Emeril's in New Orleansnone other than I did have eptopic beats from time to time several years prior to the onset of AFStill figuring it out. But I believe stress was the big factor, major stressing for about 5 years. Then a bout of Intestinal Flu and suddenly my occassional bouts of heart arrhythmia (adrenal induced) turned in A-Fib.surgeryPrecedingstressnonenonemajor family episodeFlu like syndromenoneDivorceNonenoneCaffine, Stairs, after eating,1st event lasted 3 weeks didnt know what it wasno illness went up the stairs to quickly (A & E ) paf diagnosedPossibly job/marriage stressHoliday Season, engagement, Other StressNone, but diagnosed when pregnant with first childHeart Attack in 82 Stroke in 99 By-pass 03noneDeath of father and mother in law within 3 weeks of each otherPossibly pneumonianoneunknownnonePrecedingrunning intensely on treadmillHypertension but under controlNoneNONENonenonenonenilstressHad a tooth pulledStarted after lung surgerystress of major snow storm driving in/drinking coffee/eating chocolateMitral StenosisNonebronchitis and/or migraineHeart attack 1985Stressjust had a tachycardia event out of blue when I was about 21None knownNONEExcess alcohol at works christmas party - thought i was having a heart attack!!Stress, then too much alcohol preceding onsetSmoking, StressPreceding2 ablationsnoneNonework related stressNonenonenonenoneFlu condition which would not leave, dizzie spells, passing outIllness/Death of MotherNonehead injury / construction accident ,Drove 1000 mile trip, exhausted and a bit dehydrated. Happened after I ate a meal and drank coffee (large)vomitingnoneSinusitisSleep ApneaRan 9 miles/then heavy mealhypertension, hypothyroidism, poss menopause, stressNonepneumoniaPanic disorderStress/anxietyPrecedingnoneNonenone2002noneNone Knownnonenonebenign paroxysmal positional vertigoStress at worknonestress at work.mechanical heart vlave replacements mitral and aortictraining hard for black belt in tae kwon do when very stressed due to divorcenoneNoneHockey tournament (stopped during a game; stress from organizing all)Started one day when I got home from work.type 2 diabeties, diet controllednilunknownsuspected viral myocarditis (back in 1971)Precedingnilnonenone knownnoneRheumatic Heart DiseaseStress and GERDSnonenoneN/Abought a boatnoneunknownHigh blood pressure started about the same time, don`t know if the bp caused af or visa versaStressnonenonenosodium (movie popcorn), soy sauce, chocolate, surgeryBirth of first child!!!Heavy cold, hypertensionafter stress testFamilial-parox lone afib started for myself, my mother and younger female sibling around 45 years old.PrecedingnoneTrapped nerve in neck since May 2004Wedding stress?nonework stress, rotating shift work, with possible sleep apnea, lack of exercise.Cyclo-cross race ?First diagnosed while in recovery after appendectomyhigh stress @ high altitudenoneNoneSignificant intake of alcohol at my sisters 40th birthday celebrations.nonenoneworking hard and long hours, with lot of travelNone.NoneHyperthyroidism due to Amioderonebad flu before first major event6 beers and a ViagranoneI'm an adrenaline junkie (former carrier-based Naval Aviator) and former endurance athlete (marathoner 17-20 years ago)...Had a bad cold and then an asthma attack directly preseeding the episode which set of my AICD 5 times in one nightnilice creamCongestive Heart Failure---went away spontaneouslyPrecedingUsually none, 1 time stressPossibly routine colonostopyNILLWent in for physical to start lossing weightnoneNonestrokeRUNNING HARD UP STEEP HILL WHILST JOGGINGpneumoniaNonenone (mild atrial tachycardia for about ten years)exercise weekend wariorweight gainno major eventSeveral surgeries from a Congenital heart defect created scaring and enlarged right atrium.stress/smoking/heavy drinkingNonenonelow potassium level with hypoglycemialoss of jobNothing at allnoneTight chest, fluid on lungPreceding1 mile run in boy's gym class in schoolPre-eclampsia during pregnancy. Came home from hospital after birth and experienced frequent ectopics. I believe that this was connected to my later diagnosis of afib.Awoke with AF after sleeping on stomache, plus, stressed from 18 mos. oldThink it must have been my hysterectomy surgery exactly 1yr. befor diag.Very very high stress on on going basis as teenage daughter got herself on drugs and was missing overnight a lot of the time, 1st attack came after an argument when I was overtired (up all night looking for her)Noneotherwise healthyOverdrinking, smokeing, eating greasy food right after waking upFatigue & StressNonepneumoniaNone known, but do suffer from stresshypertensionTIA (trans ischemic attack) probably caused by undiagnosed AFNoneworkout on eliptical trainernoneHeavy alcohol intake over one month periodAround time my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer/Niece diagnosed with Hodgkin'sno events before first AF1999 car crash was the first episodesHypothroidisemWolfe Parkinson White SyndromePrecedingmajor operationnonepanic anxiety tensionnoneAcute Lung InfectionnonenoneHad Epstein-Barr for second time, then was in middle of endurance event - believe i had them before this time, but was not taken seriouslyEmotionally stressful / hurtful eventStudent drinking session with friends!Caffiene, AlcoholHYPERTENTION/NO KNOWN EVENTchronic flu in 1996None I can recallnoneNoheart attacksevere stressAlways seemed related to cold or flu....thought eating bananas was the cureCaffeine intakeCOLD SLUSH, minor flu-like symptoms, stomach acid, caffine, nicotene, cold medicine, withdrawing from the evil drug effexornoneRemoval of 1/2 thyroidDon't knowPrecedingexperienced AF after chest surgerynoneincreased blood pressure 166/110Son died just prior to first episode.no major illness... have mytral valve prolapsenofirst was cocaine use-the rest were due to stress and caffeine (I no longer use drugs-12 years clean)noticed it worse after alcohol and when resting on L sideNot sure, maybe clogged arterystress afib was first symptomNoneOver Stressing (again) Over Stressing JOBnonenonesleepNonenoneVery bad chest cold, work stress, big night out, lots of beerNoneConsiderable emotional stressCold fluids, esp. sport drinks after hard exercise(on my honeymoon) very long, hot, exhausting walk...and then a frozen margarita.nonePrecedingMowing lawnFirst event took place on holiday in Italy following a long flight and then going out the next day for an hour long run!prolonged intestinal upsetnoneCAD, AnginanoneNonePregnancystress from poisoned work enviormentUnkown. Probably stressful situationNoneStressstressmy first serious episode occured the day after I had a painful surgery. My nurse didn't give me my pain meds and I believe the stress of all that pain set it off.sinusitis, adverse reaction to Diovannone known I moved to different city StressSlow build up of minor episodes, then a 48 hour attackno illness nor eventmowing the lawnMenopause and hot flashes are all I can think may be relatedStarted an extreme health kick for 7 months, running 3 days, raquetball 2 days, diet to lose weight. Went from 175 - 155 lbshyperthyroidPrecedingNoneholiday heart, excess alcoholflunonenone knownnoneUnknownSaw Doctor after having tired dizzy, shortness of breath symptoms.Jet Lagpluracy, pnemoniastress, lack of sleepnonenonenilhiatal hernia/ headaches/ rotator cups/ cortisone shotsmother's deathnonenonestarted after heavy meal (an iteresting thing: one of the doctors I saw has a theory that fibrillation is caused by infection from a bird I had at this time - small $14 budgie - as this bird gave afib&flutter to the person I gave it to (?))Was fit as a fiddle - just had a sudden onset one evening on the way back from workbradycardia 12/2000nonenoneNOPrecedingHysterectomycan not remember, have collasped on many occasionsAntibody eating up my red blood cells,(there is a medical term for it-hemolysis-(sp) )Nonealeric reaction to Verapermilnoneunknown - have been hospital professional for yearsFontan Operationnonenone that I know ofstressunknownMigraine and vomitingnoneHypertensionresting after unusual exertion that dayConcussion/ electrocution well before 1995nonenoneuknownacute episode sent me to ER, but on hindsight i must have been having periodic episodes last couple of yrs---same symptoms I now have--onset of menopause @ that time--also MRI of shoulder--thought it was panic attack but I now know it must have been afib-Nonegastrointestinal problemsnonePrecedingANGINAhypertension, some heart disease,cholesteralAsthmaticnonenoneduring and after exercisenoneI never had a major event - I think I have had it for years - just thought it was stress.nonenoneExercisenoneOverworking in the garden started the latest problemsNonefactured knee and eating a good portion of Chinese foodNoneNonehysterectomyRecived electric shock and burns to my handNo unusual circumstances or event preceded first attackindigestion for weeks in May 2002All episodes began during evening hours when relaxing or sleepingsleep,when after stress situationsGastric distress, esophageal spasm.Precedinghigh blood pressureseveral falls and possibly salty meal in a restaurantNonenonestressNonenone other than minor chest infection after flying from UK to USABig mealnoneunknownNoneNone (that I was aware of)Stress, anger, too much coffee.None knownhyperthyroidismStarving myself and eating water ice when it startedhypertensionstress, perhaps, otherwise not knownUnknownNiloccured while running a 10 mile distance racePrecedingnoneNot Knownblocked sinus w/ small tumor - causing facial nerve pain like a migraine every day for several months before correctly diagnosed and surgery performed. I felt my autonomic nervous system was different from this pain experience, strong startle effect.PAC, PVCpleurisyNone that I can tellHad hernia repair in hospital 1981 and I suspect anaesthetic set AFShip board bugstressunknown if anynoneexertional heat strokeheavy drinkingPrevious smoking, drinking, Viet Nam vet.Colonoscopy as part of routine physical exam1st occurred in surgery after traffic accidentnone-Mital Valve prolapsenonenoneNonePrecedingDIETINGChest InfectionNoneMild Heart Attackplaying tennisNoneNonenonenonenonenonenone recalledIt happens at 3AM every time!! Wakes me out of a sound sleep!NoneMaybe stressheart surgeryvery bad cold or virus giving symptons of a bad cold.None identifiedingesting cold ice creamarrythmia problemsgrave's diseaseBlood is too thick. Had a Pulmonary Embolism years ago which may have triggered this AF problem.asthmatic, depression. mild skin condition.chronic tirednessTriple bypass surgery 3 years ago?PrecedingNonenonenonenonehypotension (low blood pressure)noneChildbirth by epiduralNoneRetired 5 years agohypothyroid and coeliac diseasenoneNone as far as I knowthyroid problem, perhapsstressnoneNoneno recent illnessesnoneroutine EKG before knee surgeryIntense stressHeart by-pass surgerypre-op for knee surgery4 years of PVC's from Coronary Artery Disease (No angina pain)Precedingsevere strerss situation launched first episode (flutter)Heavy ExcercisingPneumoniapassed my 66th birthday !nothingcardiomyopathyAnginainsomniaNoneCOPDhysterectomygeneral good health, back and neck problemsnoneNoneFluHoliday Season,Engagement,Sponser of a lrge event with lots of ResponseablilityPneumonianonenoneNoneConstantMy father has afib and was hospitilized in 1996. After making a call to the hospital to check on him, I stood up, and at that moment I noticed something strange happening in my chest. One hour later, I was diagnosed with afib.Sudden Death Episode in March 1995excessive scuba diving, going up and down off the boat to fastPrecedingnothing About 20 years ago had an AF episode during a food poisoning incidentI think it was from taking MetabolifeWas being treated for esophageal reflux, taking protonix 40mg for about 6 weeks prior to this.unknownnoneno major eventacute stressnoneOld college roommate reunion drank champagne over 3 days & had coffeee in the am. Was drinking champagne when first episode hit. I stopped drinking & took a muscle relaxant Flexeril & they stopped in about 2 hrs.nonenoneStrenuous Exercisealcohol consumptionnoneNONEchronic magnesium delpletion, 1993Jogging - Treatment for TMJ - Jaw realignmentNone18 hr. workday, dehydratedEnlarged Heart, Pericarditis, PneomoniaDuring a swim team workout in collegeParty lots of alcohol and smokingnoneOver exertion in a swimming poolvalve repairPrecedinghad just begun rehabilitation exercise programNONEmyalgic encephalomyelitis, contracted in 1983nonenoneWPW.NoneindigestionStress, eating heavy late at night. Palp's with standing quick/laying wrong.noneNone specific; significant stress and regular international travel suspectedtoxic overload, paint fumes ect.Heart damage from rheumatic fever; lupusdiagnosed after ablation for SVTDrank heavily at a party.nonehysterectomyJust sitting there. Next one I had swum for 1.5 hrs, then done yard workStressNonenonePrecedingnoneNoneNoneNonenoneNonejunctional tachycardia, spleenectomyNonenoneGallbladder Surgery (Cholcystectomy)not knownnoneOn vacation in Colorado - altitude above 10,000 feetNonenone i can recallNonenonefatigue, coffee, beer?stressunknowndrank cold drinkExcederine for headaches 4 a day for 1 monthPrecedingrheumatic heart disease,aortic&mitral valve replaced 3yrs. ago,had enlarged left atrium,congestive heart failure from 4 weeks of af before 1st e.r. visitNoneworking a rather gruesome night job, drinking lots of coffee because i am a morning person, not a niteowl.shoulder sugeryjoggingLyme desease vaccination ?noneExtreme cycling and alcoholExcess stress (death of mother, moved job, house, neighbours from hell)noneMajor exhaustion/work pressure, various illness not relating to heartnonenone really, slight hypertensionnoPrecedingnoneAF began with Hysterectomy surgery/loss of 3 units of blood during.noneN/APrecedingGall Bladder surgery but about 4 years before first known episodehuge stressanxiety, panic attacksheart attackNone diagnosedLots of stressNo illness or major event that I was aware of
HealthGood general health. Have excercise induced asthmaNO smoker or drinkerVery goodFormerly athletic, non-smoker, moderate drinkernilNon smoker, non drinker, No underlying issues, Athletic non-smoker, light drinkerGood except for edema and fatigueN/AGenerally good. Enjoy a glass of red wine. Non-smoker.Overweight, smoke 1/2 pack per day, don't drinkLow thyroid, high chol. (family genetic), Hx. Barretts esophagus. HBP OsteoarthritRunner, never smoked, no alcohol, 1-2 coffees per dayGlaucoma. overweight, sedentaryHave been on blood pressure medication for about 20 years and had what may have been a mini stroke in 2008 (my doctor doesn't think it was, but he can't rule it out completely), but pretty good apart from that.DiabeticSmoker (no longer), Moderate drinkerGood!great health other than stomach and a fib problemsdrinkerceliac and diabetic, moderate hypertension and hypothyroidGood, former smoker (stopped >10 yrs)Asthmatic, non smoker, non drinkerHealthstopped smoking 1985Overweight, social drinker, regular excersie 50km walk per weeksmoker, overweightNon smoker, very light social drinker (3/wk max), very light coffee drinker (1x day), significantly overweight, sedentary, no thyroid condition, no heart disease, normal BP 110/75, Cholesterol TL/LDL/HDL 170/110/60, blood sugar 95, sleep apnea 10+ years, smoker, occasional alcohol consumptionGood, excercise frequentlyStopped smoking 13 yrs ago allergies, depression, sleep disorder, hypothyroidDepression and Anxiety. Otherwise no other issues.greatvery good health, non smoker.Good....just had ablation so still recuperating from that 6 hr. procedure. Ex social smoker and do have a touch of asthma, need to lose about 40 pounds and I'm sure I would feel better.goodVery good. I run 25-30 miles per week. Resting HR low 40's Non smoker, non drinker, slightly overweight, high blood pressureNon-smoker, teetotal, vegetarian and fit but have recurrent heartburnuntil lately very goodOverweight and working on it. I have lost 170 pounds since May 2009.goodSeasonal Allergies, Normal Weight at onset, Average physical conditionFibromyalgia, Half thryoid removed, Osteoarhtiritis, stomach acid, diverticulitisVery good. Non-smoker, little alcoholasthma, allergies, water retention, no smoking or drinking, mid-level dietExcellentGood overall health, controlled hypertension, light drinkerHealthGoodoverweight, non-smoker, non-drinker, poor exerciser due to other conditionsPrevious smoker - 25 per day up until 1987 - none sincegoodNon smoker, drinker, fit hypothyroidBlood pressureex smoker, moderate drinkerex smoker (stopped 5 years ago) smoked for 20+ yearsVery healthy, Gym RatExcellent, never a smoker, was a social drinker (non-drinker now)Live and eat really well. No caffeine now. very goodGood health, was 10K runner. Have had controlled hypertension for years.Muscular Dystrophy, Rheumatic fever, CHF, Valvular disease and replacementoverweight but fit; ride recumbent bicycles daily; 2 hr workout min.fit non smoker nondrinkerDrinkerat present i don,t drink or smoke, overweightHEavy 2nd hand smoker from birth to age 21Good, active, light drinkersleep apnea, slight hypertensiongoodNo smoke, Moderate drinker, Diabetes under controlGenerally healthy, not overweight occaisonal PVC'sHealthnon-smoker, non-drinker, diabetic type IIoccasional drinker ( a alot less since diagnosed with afibexcellentgreat physical shape, daily exercise to raise heart rate,non smoker,rare drinker,good healthVery good health: non-smoker, occasional social drinker, exercise regularly, eat well.longstanding HTN - distance athlete - marathoner, triathlons - sprint to half ironman distances hypothyroid, no smoking, alcohol, caffeine - digestive problems - vagal afibGood, non smoker, social drinkerGood health, non-smoker, drink moderatelygood health, non smoker, social drinkerNon smoker ,non drinker would get headaches now and then good, non smoker, non drinkergood no bad habitsdrink occasionally, smoke very littleexcellentgood, was heavy drinker, non-smoker, fairly activepast smoker (had to quit because they made me feel sick apparently the nicotine speeded up my heart rate even more) Guess I should have known something was wrong then - social drinkergoodgood, MVP, migraine, hiatus herniaGood non smoker no alcoholGood. Non-smoker, social drinker.Hypothyroid, CFS, non-smoker, infrequent drinkersmoker, otherwise very healthy...until THISEx smoker/low alcohol intake poor but improving diethealthyHealthhypolgycemia , smoker , soccer playerno other sicknessgreatnon smoker, non drink. non asmaticGOOD...NON SMOKER AND DRINKERgood-do not drink ,do not smokevery good....marginal high blood pressurenon smoker,social drinker,salsa ,line dancing four times a weekGood: non-smoker: 5 units alcohol/week . Hypertension controlled by drug therapy.Goodone drink daily before dinner. have discontinuedOKGood. I could excerise more, but my overall health is good. I don't smoke, I am a moderate drinker, weekends only. obese; minor heart murmur (aortic valve leak); ex-smoker quit 1980; 1 kidney; previous endometriosis; menopausal; arthritis & bursitis; July2008 Sarcoidosis diagnosisNon smoker and now drink very seldomhealthygood health, beer a dayexcellentgetting worse, gaining weight and high cholestrolnon-smoker, occasional drinker, back to cardiac rehabgeneral health good, except overweightVery good. Non-smoker. moderate drinker.drink, former smoker, diabetes, CAD, Very good health until this--non smoker, non-drinker, walked 3 miles each day, lost 40 pounds five years ago and kept if offHealthNon smoker, rarely drink, no caffinenon-smoker, little alcoholGood: non-smoker, minimal alcohol, fit and activeGood health, non smoker, was a moderate drinker, slightly overweightgood, non smokernever smoked, never drank, health is very good for my age, aside from thisHeavy weight training since 15 years old and heavy alcohol consumption since 18 years old. Minor asthma when young. Overall good health with no illnesses prior to development of AF.GoodgoodMarathon Runner and avid exerciser 30-40 miles a week runningexcellentgoodfibromyalgiaExcellent health, non smoker, non drinker, I used to swim a mile and hike several miles a week.Excellent healthsuper fit (competitive cyclist)/endurance atheletephysical last month- doctor said I was doing fine-asthma/a-fibgood health very fitgood health, normal weight, healthy diet, low normal blood pressuremoderate drinker, drug free, quit smoking 5 or 6 yrs ago. Active.40 Marlboro Reds per day (quit for 6 months). Regular drinker, though not excessive. Former paratrooper good general healthexcellent health, kiteboarding, mountaineering, endurance athletefair, overweight, moderate alcohol use, lack of exercisenon smoker non drinker hiatus herniaHealthsocial drinker, non -smokergoodHypertension,Syncope,ulcerative colitisgoodI DO SMOKE BUT HAVE CUT WAY BACK, SOCIAL DRINKERnon smoker, light drinker, high blood pressureFair to good - non drinker, smoke 3-5 cigarettes a day, walk regularlyGoodgood non smoker moderate alchoholoverweight, sleep apnea, hypertensionnoNon smoker lifetime, Social drinking onlyOver weight but still losing, Also have a Patent Foramen Orvaleoverweight, otherwise healthy OK, drink moderate, smoke little (now 1 small cigar per day)Reasonable for age - stopped alcohol after stroke.goodgood, drink occasionally. since diagnosis I have lost 50+pounds on a diet planSmoke half pack per day, moderate drinking, snore like a freight trainexcellentdiabeticexcellentnonehealthy, non-smoker, not overweight, activeGood, overweight, have never smoked regular drinkerHealthgood, mild hypertensive, GERDsmokerprevious smoker and heavy drinker30 yr 0 smoking, 22 yr recovering alcoholic 0 alcohol. Active, athletic.slight asthmatic, modertate wine drinking (12 units per week)nil. social drinkerreasonable, I do smoke (yea, I know my bad...)was very fit distance runner non smoker moderate drinkerGenerally health is OK, no diagnosed diseases other than AfibgoodGoodArthritic, hypertensiveGoodfairNon-smoker, rarely drink, excellent health yet under high stress, high caffeine intakeModerate drinker, good healthgoodheart disease - three stents 1997good health non smoker and occasional very light drinkFairly good inspite of obesity, well controlled diabetes,overweight, heavy drinker in past, nonsmoker, high bpnone smoker, fit and activesmoker - drinkerexcellent, non smoker, non drinker, endurance athleteexcellant/non-smoker, non-drinker, non-drug userHealthbinge drinkergoodnon smoker, non drinker, overwieght, regular light excercisegoodHigh Blood Pressure under control w/meds, non-smoker, non-drinkerFine - no vices!!Good , no smoke, little drinksmokeFairly good health, light smoker, nondrinker, no other heart conditionshigh blood pressure for 30 yrs - no smoking, drinking, etc.Poor - Chronic colonized pseudomonis, chronic lung infection, avium bacterium, O2 constant, non smokerReasonable, smoker, moderate drinkersmoke and drink occasionallyexcellentgood non drinker or smokergood, never smoked, light drinker, average weight, regular light exercise.Excellent;Non smoker, non drinker, no caffine, good health except AF and MEexcellentDrinker, DiabeticJust quit smoking 2 weeks 5'2 133 pounds pretty healthyotherwise ok I have mild hayfever type allergy, what I believe to be sensitivities to foods~milk, nuts, sugar and salt mostlyHealthGood - x-smoker/non-drinkerVery fit (except for the hypertension), non smoker, enjoy the odd beer. Have gout but under control and no attack for several months.Non smoker, non drinker, mild exerciseGoodtype 2 diabetes, peripheral nuropathyoverweight, low HDL, sleep hypopnianon smoker, played sport all my life apart from this last year."exertional" asthmagoodheavy smoker, drink occasionallygood, light drinker, never smokedsmokergood health, athletic, non-drinkernon smoker, non drinker, very good health, was working part time until the afib started.Excellent. 1 sherry, 1 wine per daysmoked for a few years in college, was a weekly drinker (occasionally heavy), jog 3 times a week - 2 miles each time.over weight, , had a stroke in april.overweightnon smoker,regular drinker but not excessive otherwise generally have been in good healthMorbid ObesityObese ex drinker and ex smokerGood, very active. Asthmatic as a child, non smoker, little alcoholnon smokergood, non smoker occassional drinkerHealthVery good except for hypertensionGoodGood health, fit, good weight, non-smoker, occasional beergood health, overweight, quit smoking 14 years ago (25 pack years) Sleep apenia (mild)EXCELLENTsmoked 1 pack / day up until 5 years agoNon-smoker ,Love a pint of Guinness,suffer from gout ( 4 bouts yearly)smoker ( quit 7/2005), overweightstopped smoking >30 years ago (ran 2hr 44 marathon since); drink immoderatelygoodNon smoker and drinkerFormer smoker, very occasional drinkernot great, have hypoadrenia, which I am sure is ultimate cause of eventsnoGOOD, NON SMOKER FROM 35, DRINKER NOW STOPPEDAsthmatic, obese, found out I'm diabetic when I was hospitalizedNON SMOKER,LIGHT DRINKER, 140/80 BP 200+ COL. NO HEALTH PROBLEMSNever smoked and stopped drinking after first long AF.non smoker, asthmatic, reduced drinking nowgoodfair, bit out of shapegood, nonsmoker, very infrequent alcohol, genetic hypertensiongoodAsthma, non-smoker, non-drinker, big stressorexcellent, hypertensionHealthFair to good non smoker, non drinkerexcellent. No substancesgreat, not a smoker, drinkernon smoker-ex drinkerQuit smoking 19 years ago, occ alcoholLimit alcohol to one drink or less per dayGood Non smoker, social drinkerHad a stroke a result of irregular heart beatAthlete, no smoking , no drinkingNever smoked, drink occasionally, exercisedrinker good healthnon smoker non drinker slightly overweight80 lbs overweight, quit smoking 25 years ago. out-of-shape.Smoker, Drinker, 20-30 lbs over weightGoodnon smoker, glass a wine with dinner, good healthdrinkerNo smokes, sporadic drinker, lots of exercise, no heart disease, cholesterol getting higher, BP normalHigh Blood Pressure (controlled)Good health, light drinker, little overweight, slightly high blood pressuregood health, nonsmoker light social drinkgoodhigh blood pressure/1year; overweightasthmatic, diabetic, exsmoker, social drinkerwellHealthexcellent health, non-smoker/drinkerGood, no alcohol, non smoker, 40 minutes walk per day. previous asthmatic but not this year.Good , non smoker, moderate drinkerFAIRGood, smoker, drinkerextreme fatigue, smokerhealthyGoodfair overweightPoor now, Before surgery-good health, no smoking, no drinking, exercised regularly, lifted weights, worked 12 hour daysgoodexcellent health/do not smoke/one or two drinks couple of times a yearBasically normal while in NSR. non smoker and occassional drinkerexcellentex-smoker, very light drinnkerGood before AfibGood health. Quit smoking in 1985. Two drinks a day.Obesity, Diabetesgood, hypothyroid take synthroid for this - very little doseGood - non smoker, non drinker, no other chronic illnessnon-smoker, non-drinker, obesity, hypotensive, low choleterolaverage - ex-smoker [1 year], trying to cut out alcohol which seems to be the biggest factor!!Drinker, red wine onlygood healthHealthAverage for 55. Moderate drinker. Non-smoker. Active lifestylegood health - non smoker or drinkerhigh blood pressure, heavy smoker up to diagnosis, moderate to heavy drinking up to diagnosis, obeseGeneral health good; hadn't seen a Dr. for five years; gave up smoking in May 2005; moderate drinker (mainly red wine)conditioned athlete, non-smoker, light drinker, vegetarianHypertension, GERD, AsthmaGood, now cutting back on alcohol and caffeine, non-smokerGoodExellent apart from AFIB, smoked for 35 years (quit 5 years ago), one bottle of wine a day, hiatus herniaNonon smoker, tea total (in last few months) bit overweight but was cycling and swimming until recently.Good Healthnon smoker non drinkerGood...no heart problems, quit smoking 8 years ago. No alcohol, some chocolate (won't quit that!)good, ex-smoker, alcohol about 30 units/wkexcellentNon smoker, quit alcohol, mild allergies to pollens and dustGood healthgoodthey tell me good, enjoy my glass of wine a few times a weekGood, non-smoker, non-drinker, vegetarianashmatic bronchitisGoodExsmoker and Exdrinker (moderate)Healthgood, never smoked, drink someExcellentSmokerexcelent20 lbs o/weight, non-smoker(5 years),no more than 2-3 beers,Perfect HealthGoodGood health, fit, never smoked very occasional drink excerise regular, about 10 lb overweightGood. I quit smoking after last episode. I drink wine almost every night (2 or 3 glasses). Very fit (training for marathon), run 5 times a weekmanaged hypertension, managed high cholesterolVery fit - do lots of running, moderate+ drinker, very good health otherwisegoodhealthy non-smokergooddiagnosed asthma 1992 , now thought breathlessness caused by A fibexcellent, high BP, high cholestrolnever smoked, enjoyed wine but not often any more, overweightNoneExcellent; athletic; drinker (1 bottle wine about 3 times a week)goodgood non smoker, daily glass of wine. Walked almost daily until the last six months.no smoke, no asthma in good health..no medications. Have had irritable bowel 15 years agoTransverse myelitis- asthma- acid reflux- AFnon smoker, light drinker, good general healthHealthminimal asthmaOverweightfair- high blood pressure-diagnosed/depression and anxiety-on proper diet and exercise regimen-waiting for resolution of condition before tackling cholesterolasthmatic, low stress tolerancegood overall healthgoodoverweight, hypertension (controlled)slight smoker/ moderate drinkergoodYearly physicals for the last sixteen years indicated very good condiction. Ocasional Drinkerexcellentgeneral health is good. Smokersmoker, general health goodnever smoked, very occasional drinker , overweight general health exelent, Have full time job as a district nurse,Good, non-smoker, non drinker (now)gooddiabeticgood , non smoker, non drinkergoodgoodOverweight, ex-smoker, light drinkerOverweight, Non smoker, heavy drinker before AF with hypertension.good health, no smoking, was moderate beer drinkerHealthgoodGood, non smoker, occasional drinker.good - non-drinker, x-smokergoodGood, non smoker & social drinker, BMI =35.Good, FitGood, but high cholesterolgood, non smoker, social drinkerbelieve af was triggered initially by lack of excercise and stress for >6 monthsOtherwise healthy obese adult maleGood, non smokergoodExcellent - Daily cardio workoutsoverweight, heart murmurEx-smoker. Drinker. Have small carotid and femoral arterial plaques. Osteoporosis. Osteoarthritis. Frozen Shoulders. Costochondritis. All these have inflammation as a possible root cause.Non smoker for last five years, like a glass of wine, but well within the current recomended guidelines of 21units.Non smoker, reformed drinker ect, activeoverweightgood, overweighthealthy, no smoking/drinking/drugs. Patent Foramen Ovale defect in heart.Generally healthy non-smoker, overweight (was 40 lbs., now 20), not getting enough exercise,I have hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy, asthma and had a TIA in February of 2004, CHFfit non smoker - veteran athlete - rower. Borderline cholesterol (6.2mmol/L) before went onto EzetrolgoodExcellent considering my ageHealthGood, non-smoker, very occassionally 1 beeroverweight-High blood pressureGOOD/ SMOKER/ DRINKER/OVERWEIGHTOverweight, high blood pressureexcellent,GoodGOOD NON SMOKER LIKE TO HAVE A FEW DRINKSgoodGood health, Non-smoker, low alchahol intakegoodoverweigth, apnea (remediated),non smoke non drinkergood health but still overweight, have lost quite a bit but not enough yetlight smokerAllergies but fairly healthygood health, light drinkerUsed to smoke and occasionally drinkgood general health non smoker/drinkersmoker/overweightnon-smoker, non-drinker (inc. alcohol, caffeine); veggie; fitI thought good health. My cholesterol is 232 but my HDL is high. My cardiologist says that does not matter. I must get it down below 200. I am femail 5' 8 1/2" and weigh 135. I have always been very nutrition and health concious.goodoverweightGeneral health very good - liked a lager or two - non-smokerHealthgoodGood. Non smoker and since afib non drinkerOverweight, otherwise healthy Moderate high blood pressure, tad overweight, non smoker, social drinker.Non smoker, very occasional drink, mild asthma with hay fever, hypothyroidGood, chronic sinusasthmatic, non smoker or drinkerQuit smokeing shortly after first episodeNon-smoker, average drinkerExcellentExcellent, non-smoker, non-drinker, runner and vegetarianSmoker, drink one litre beer/day, no spirits, no drugs.ex smokerGood except for AF--doctyors say remarkable for ageQuit smoking on first diagnosis. 20 pounds too heavy. Active lifestyle - paddle kayak, garden, raise trees.social drinkertabacco user and drinkerGoodI am overweight (yo yo dieting all my life), I just recently had an embolism to my right eye (eye damage), brain tumor left frontal (meningioma), asthma, kidney stones, mitral valve prolapsegoodvery good health, non smoker, regular sportnone smoker/ drinker/drugs usesgood, hypothyroidisemSmokerHaven't consumed alcohol in a year; smokerHealthoverweight with hypertension and possible diabetesgeneral health good. do drink. don't smokegoodgreat, athletic and fitCOPD, Hypothyroid, Smokerwas smoker & drinker, not nown/s, little alcohol, good healthEP virus 2x, AsthmaGood general health, overweightGenerally fine, suffer from stress and anxiety, Blood Pressure needs to be monitored from time to time, average 130+ / 90+ Occassional smoker, social drinkerGerd, moderate drinker, overweight, don't exerciseGOOD.NON DRINKER,CIGAR SMOKER 4-5 P/WEEK.MILD ARTHRITIS.non-smoking very fit individualAsthma (mild)Very healthy, non smoker/non drinker, I work out and eat very healthy foods, have taken no medications prior to this condition, except for Prempro and after the controvery I threw those out. I am a believer in vitamins and have taken them for years.never smoked, was light drinker (wine) with some mealsNon-smoker, Very good healthgood, non-smoker, borderline diabeticgoodI could take better care of myself. I smoke, but that does not seem to have much impact...and I have clear lungs. Major problem with weight control as every time I exercise, I go into Afibgood health, have never smoked, drink wineGood, but overweight, just quit somoking and excessive caffine. I have had a treadmill test and echo, all very good.General good health no other heart problemsgoodGood, non smoker, drinking TBD based on correlation to AfibHealthgood, quit smoking 30 years agoHeartt Disease. Otherwise perfect.goodgoodQuit smoking June 2000...good healthgood health, do not smoke or drink , but over weightgeneral health is good non smoker (ex-smoker) rare alcohol usewas smoker/drinker...do neither nowVery goodexellent, ex-smoker, quit 1987. light drinkerModerate smoker, drinkerT-II Diabetes (well under control)endurance athleteexcellentgoodExcellenthigh blood pressureSlightly overweight, excellent health, daily exercise, drink 4-5 beers 4 days a week. Keen sea Kayaker, mountain biker, walkerGood health, light drinker. A little sleep deprivedasthma, non-smoker, non-drinkernon smoker, one light drinker beer only, exercise 2-3 times weekvery good, non smokergoodvery fit prior to glandular fever in 2001HealthoverweightAlmost all the time excellent. I am a non-smoker and drink just a little mealtime wine. I run 10k and half marathons and do quite a lot of cycling.Good, but smoke and drink.quit smoking in 1999 - drink less wine and no caffeinated drinks - except teanonevery good. professional triathlete.Goodobeseover all was in good healthGood health, nonsmoker, occasional drinker. No heart disease.No major health problems (non-smoker and low alcohol intake)Moderately good, non-smoker, overweightexcellent healthgoodgoodgood health but I have allergies don't smoke or drinkMild hypertension. No drink, smoke, drugs. Am within acceptable weight range for my heightGood health: jogger, weight training, golfer, moderate drinker. Diagosed with Mitral Valve prolapse in 1987 - no issuesgoodex smoker, occasional drinkerGood health, no symptons except noticeable heart palpitations, poundings, skippinggood,HealthGooddo not smoke or drink, somewhat overweightex alchoholic ex smoker adhd? just a nervous wreckgave up smoking when ge afib, used to have occassional beer4 pints aweek /non smoker/no other illnessexcellentExcellent health. non smoker. Was social drinker but gave it up upon starting medication regime for A FibExcellent, light drinker, non smokervery light drink at times, Non smoker,Good, non-drinker, non-smokersmokerOverweight, non-smoker general health goodgood, very activediabetic/overweightdrinkernon-smoker, was occasional drinker, ate pretty goodgood, non-smoker, non-drinker, generally activegoodgoodgood general health, no other heart problems, don't smoke, drink or get involved in sportFineoverweightExcellent healthexcellentNOHealthnon-smoker, non-drinker, non-drug usergeneraly ok ,ex smokerdon't smoke or drinkGood, no vicesnon-smoker, 2oz liquor per dayexcellentgoodcongenital heart defectHave costochondritisgoodlifelong asthmatic, sleep apneagoodnon-smoker, occaisional drinkerexcelent, non-smoker, non- drinkerGood. non-smoker, v.moderate drinker.Fibromyalgia, anxiety attacks, high BP, no alcohol and quit smoking last week after my second trip to ERWell, don't smoke anymore, drink everything Bourbon,VB, & wine.former smoker, drinker, caffeine drinkersmokersmoker,obese,poor dietgood health-never smoked-activeOverweight, GERDactually pretty good but very overweight and some high blood pressureI live an extremely healthy life with the hope of avoiding AF.ok, smokeHealthGERDasthmatic(last 3 or 4 mo) ,excellentasthmatic, non-smoker, non-drinkergood, very fit, did drink more than prescribed amout - wine, given that up now, non-smokervery goodGood,, non smoker, non-drinker, daily exercisegeneral health good, nonsmoker, no asthma, do have GERDlight smoker, moderate drinkerformer smoker (stopped 10 yrs) was moderate drinkerexcellentGood health, fit, though having to curtail exercise as precipitates AF. Rarely drink and non-smokerExcellent. No other problemsSlightly over wieght otherwise good general health / fitnessVery goodVery good - non-smoker and non-drinkerExcellent health..don't drink or smokeGood Health, Non-smoker, moderate drinkersmokerGood health weekend drinker (social) ex smokerPreceding First AF episode health was excellentgood health-high blood pressureGood. Non-smoker, 2 beers per daychronic bronchitis,heart regurgitation, refluxRecently diagnosed hypothyroid. Long term nonsmoker, former moderate drinker. Regular excercise all my life, until this last year.Healthgood occasional drinkeriron overload disorder (secondary probably due to overeating)good health, aerobics 4-5 times/week, overweight though, heavy drinker in past but have quitfairly heathly despite AFibDrink on the weekendsoverweight, high blood pressureGERD, UTINo Asthma, No smoking, No drinking, No caffineGH good, Never smoked, modest drinkergood, but due to meds now overweightgood health, slightly overweight, non-drinker, non-smokernoneGood - non smoker, mininal drinkerExcellent; asthmatic when younger; no smoke; little alcohol.OK except I'm short winded.relative good healthOK, but AF gets you worrying. Non smoker, was moderate drinker, but now given upGoodexcellentasthmasmoker (1 pack low tar stuff)Goodwas in good health regular basketball, smoker, non-drinkerNon drinker, non smoker, general health is goodgood, non-smokerHealthgood, non smoker, social drinkerLean, non smoker, light alcohol, excellentgenerally good inspite of several health problems, smoker trying to quit AGAIN, hiatal hernia, GERD, high uric acid, high cholesterol, back/leg pain/problemsVery Athleticgood, non drinker, non smoker, moderate exerciseGood.Non smoker,light drinker,moderate exerciserExcellentmild COPD non smoker, very light drinker. Slight heart valve leakagenonsmoker and drinkersmokerdrinkergoodgoodasthma, arthritis, dental problemsmoderate drinker, otherwise excellent healthExcellent, no viceslow blood pressureGoodGoodgood, non smoker, reasonably fitgoodGood general health apart from PAF - Light drinker - non smokerHealthGood, non smoker, non drinker, regular walker.Well controlled hypertension OverweightVery Goodgood, non smoker, light drinker.Good, smoker for 40 years. Now stopped for 8 years.Good. Non smoker and drinkergooddiabetic, hypothyroid, high pressuregoodexcellent, could find no cause for high blood pressuregenerally good, not in great shape lately (6', 205 lbs)generally good except for weight prob. no cardiac pathology, non-smoker, very little alchol or caffeineExcellentExcellent, fit, swimmersmoker, mad sea angler ( up and down cliffs ) fit as I can be. The odd beer.Excellentgood, strenuopus exercise 4-6 times a week, 5'6" 200LBS low body fatfair, never smoked or drankhigh blood pressure, hypothroid due to radioactive iodine, overweightNo smoke. Very light drinker. 6 foot, 210, good health otherwise. I walk, play golf, but nothing real strenuous.Fitnon-smoker, non-drinker past 90 days, excellent health otherwiseoccasional cigar, occasional drinkHealthDoctoring for Osteoarthritis,osteoporosis,high cholesterol (all controlled)non-smoker excellent healthokgood health, non-smoker, very light drinker,goodactive, athletic, daily exercise, no health problems except PAF, below average blood pressure and pulse ratesmoker but still very fitGoodNon smoker, regular but not heavey drinkernon-smoker, non-drinker because of prescribed medication.hypertensionGoodnon smoker . Mod drinkerGood health, smoker, non drinkergood, non smoker, non drinker,Healthy non-smoker non-drinkerNone Smoker, Lite Drinkerallergic predispositiongood healthbad knees, overweight, teetotaler, exercise regularlyHave Celiac Spruegood, non-smoker, light to now non-drinker, heart condition controlledexcellentObese for some years, still overweight. Diet controlled Diabetes Type 2.Healthquit smoking 5 years ago moderate drinkerGood Health. Smoke occasionally and a couple ounces of Alcohol a night.Good general healthhealth good. Never smoked. Was very moderate drinker, none now, not for several years before AFgreat, finished cardio rehab, doing exercise at home and one maintainance / weekgood health other than cardiomyopathy and afibvery active(run, bike, lift weights), drink beer and some wineex smoker, moderate drinker, overweightfair, non-smoker, leaky mitralvalveVery fit, work out regularlyexcellentgood, arthritis, hayfevernon smoker since 1980, very minimal alcohol since 1993, asthma, some arthritis in neck, back and hands, hypothyroidism, early signs of glaucomavery goodNonenon smoker, non drinker, high blood pressure, arthritis osteo.Smoker,Drinker,limited exercisegoodgoodexcelent, non smoker, occasional drinkerFairly good, not fit, smoke 5 to 7 cigarettes a dayNon smoker, occasional glass of wine. Overweight. In good health prior to A Fib. conditiongood health; non-smoker; non-drinkerI had smoked for 30 years and had been a drinker of & onno smoker, casual drinkerHealthgood, drink two glasses of wine per day four to five days aweeknon smoker, very light drinker, high blood pressureNo smoking, occasional drink but stopped that when I found out about the esophageal reflux. Had a kidney stone removed about a year ago.asthmatic, kidney stone - otherwise healthy, longtime runner including hundreds of 10Ks and 7 MarathonsGreat health, slight chest congestion (allergies) all my lifeGeneral health is very good good but hypertension also diagnosed last year for first timeHave sleep apneaExcellent. I seldom drink, but alcohol has always had an odd effect on me. At 21 yrs. can remember my heart pounding at 2 :00 or 3:00 a.m.good, light drinker, occasional cigargoodVery good, no other health issues, 35lbs overweightex-smoker, underweightgoodVERY GOOD. non smokermild drinker, excellent health, coach and runnerVery good, Never smoked, non- drinkerHealthy mountain bike riderexcellent, non-smoker,non-drinkerRecovering Alcoholic/Addict - 15 yrsgood health, drink wine and have a cigar 2x a month Exellent but out of condition, now non- drinker, non- smoker non- excerciser ! mild hayfever .excellent no smoking, little alcoholOther than PAF very well and fit . Five years ago had angioplasty and stent for blocked RCA .good, non-smoker, non-drinkerHealthgood health, no bad habitsGeneral health is only ok. Hiatal hernia with active ulcerative oesophagitisThe heart problem is my big problem. Never know WHEN!!!disabled with myalgic encephalomyelitiswell enoughasthmaticNever have been smoker or drinker, and I limit my caffeine intake. I am athletic and doctors haven't found any irregularities with the structure of my heart.Former smoker, occas. drink small quantityAlsogood overall health, allergiesNon smoker, occasional beer drinker.healthyExcellent; some allergies, Hypertension, high cholesterolgood health, smoker, non drinkerIt was good before the afib. I don't drink or smoke or drink coffee.X-smoker (2 years) recovering alcoholic (5 years) kidney stones 3XGoodexcellentOKfair. Arthritus, migraines, no caffiene, no alcohol, no smokingType 2 diabetic, insulin needed. High blood pressurelight drinkerRespiratory allergies, prostate cancer survivorgood health, active, non-smoker/drinker, borderline hypertensionHealthexcellantGood. Non drinker 4 years. Non smoker. Regular exerciser.good, non smoker, light drinkerIn good health, blood pressure low-normal, ex-smoker (quit 12 years ago), ex-drinker (one beer or glass of wine per day), now drink decafexcellent, daily exercise, aerobic and strength training (lost 30 lbs.); diagnosed with IgA nephropathy (protein and microscopic blood in urine); hypertension controlled by Cardizemnow overweight, was in great health when AF beganGood health, non smoker, non drinker, slightly overweightexcertional asthma, non-smoker, non-drinker, no drugsQuit smoking 22 years - Former drug abuser (speed and marijuana). NO drugs in 22 years.fair. Non smoker. moderate drinkergood health, non smoker, tennis, walking, light drinkerarthritisoverweight, high blood pressure, diabetesaverage drinker until 8 years ago and then none since, never smoked, developed periperal neuropathy of feet 3 years ago - suspect prolonged used of heart medicinesOccasional Drinkerhealthy non smoker ,non drinker,relativly fitExcellent, athleticnonsmoker for two yearspretty good but history of CADVery good health, non-smoker, very light drinkerquit smoking 10 yrs ago drank moderate quitsmoker, rarely drinkexcellent health, college baseball player, never drank or smoked in lifeEmphysema, mitral valve prolapse, left hip replacement, arthritis, high cholestrol, menopauseHealthgood health,hbp controlled with med.,work in construction,high school sports,USMC 8 yrs.,drink beer dailygeneral good health except for overweight and mild hypertension. I don't smoke, am not asthmatic, am a light drinker, at the time of the first episode had not had anything alcoholic for about 3 months.drinkergoodGood, hypothyroid, ex-smoker, 1-2 wines glasses/weekgood health, seasonal mood disorder tendancies, anemia diagnosed in late winter several timesgood; non-smoker, regular exercise, moderate drinkFit, regular exercise, very moderate drinker (3-4 beers/week)Fit.Non-smoker. No underlying heart problems.Was drinking socially but cut right down nowArthritis, spinal stenosis, esophageal spasms and gerd somewhat under control.gooddon't drink, smoke or do caffeine. Have a hiatal hernia since 7 years ago, had a diagnosis of kidney disease with protein in urine.noexcellentHi Blood Pressure, controlled with drugsExcellent - No heart problems - No smoker - Light drinkermild asthma, pacemaker, non-smoker, fitnever smoked, heavy drinker until 13 years ago, now none, 20 lbs overweight, out of shape, cholesterolGood , non-smoker, drink alcohol in moderationvery goodgood, moderately activeGood health, active biker, hiker, roller blader. Quit smoking in 1992. Played ice hockey until age 48 and trained to keep in shape. Find I am weak for a week after a bout and do not have full strength for one month. Have 1 drink per day.good, light drinker, non-smoker ; have a hiatus hernia; had cardiac catheter and no heart disease found - former marathonerOK, apart from the AF (!) Minor asthma, back/neck problems.Healthgood, non smoker or drinkernon smoker, drink rarely( 6 times a year)Very fit long time squash player, non smoker, light drinker.Excellent, non-smoker, light drinker. Exercise regularly. Have had 2 echocardiograms, heart was normal.athletic non-smoker, light drinkergreat, non-smoker, light drinker (weekends only with dinner and beer if it is hot)excellent, non-smoker, occasional drinkergoodgoodex-smoker (stopped 8 years ago before AF began!)excellent, quite smoking after first attack in '94, light drinkerVery GoodGood except for autoimmune disease. Ex-smoker, drink lightlygood health otherwise, non-smoker, light drinker, always been activebasically good ,non smoker-- blood pressure managed by meds-- hemochromatosis under crontrol by flebotomysproblems as above, don't drink or smokeHave respiratory allergies controlled by antigen injections. Health otherwise good.goodgood. slightly overweightMitral valve prolapsc, smokerexcellent general health; mild hypertension controlled by atenolol; daily moderate exerciserGood state of health, keen mountaineer, social drinker, previously smoked 5 years agogood health, non-smoker, social drinkerfit,active,non-smoker,drink occasionallyExcellent health. Non-smoker. No more than 2 wines/dayHealthno other problemsTreated for GERD...take Prilosecdaily...Irritable Bowel Syndrome brought on by stressastmatic (mild) overweight drinker.good, non-smoker, non-drinker. overweight, and the beta blocker has made that a lot worse. recently high cholesterol.excellent,no vices,athletic heart 40 to 50 BPMgoodnever smoked, former Masters swimmer, triathlete, bikerasthmaticgoodHypertension, Hypothyroidism, High CholestralNon smoker, don't drink.Mitral valve repair patientExcellentexcellentGood (former smoker; occasional glass of wine)Excellentmild hypertension but otherwise great (workout 2+ hours daily), 6'4" - 180 lbs.Non-smoker, occasional glass of wineperfectOsteoporosis diagnosed 12/13/00; Reflux (non smoker & non drinker)good. recently quit smoking. mild hypertension. one cocktail before dinner.Excellent healthGood, non smoker, very light drinker
CurrentStateManagingIN hospital recovering from pneumoniaDay to day fineDespite ablation, still having episodes requiring electroconversionnilCould be so much worse but trying to manage the situation, control anxiety, excercise regularilyTired of being tiredNever smoked ... Quit alcohol 2 years ago, not diabetic normal weightI feel I'm curedAfter strong palpitations and weak pulse in late October after two chest infections, am being seen by cardiologist seven weeks earlier than scheduled check-up. Had rapid heart-beat for an hour or so last night.Atrial Ablation March 2012 because all beta blockers and rhythm control meds have side effects.Recently electric cardioversionHaving acupuncture. Feel well but concerned it will increase paroxysmalI'm having an episode as I type this, but, if anything they've been shorter and a bit less frequent lately. good healthVery Ill, seeking disabilityManagable but difficultstill trying to figure out what all the triggers are.only just diagnosed after 3 times back to docsflutter cured with Cath Abl, A Fib remainsbeing tested, new medication to start, trying to return to normal rhythmRecently had AF ablation. Early indications are not encouraging. New symptoms (low HR as well as high HR) as well as those preceding procedureWaiting for ablation 8/12/11CurrentStatehealthy except SSS, pacemaker since april 2012Not sure, hopingsomewhat better with medicationCured so farok, still with afibstill looking for cause and the proper drug for treatmentGetting much better, trying to walk 1 1/2 miles per day along with water exercises. fatique, doing better after medsin A-fib all the time, short of breath but doing ok.greata-fib daily, but feeling good otherwiseCALiving with it. Continue to run and exercise and pretend that it is not there.Condition seems to be under control at present.Ablation twice, comes back in a lesser form after 8-months or so.went into continuous atrial flutter nearly a month agoI feel fine, but am in constant AFpartially controlled with diet and flecainideAfib frequency & duration increasinghavent had AF since 17th june 2010. Feel fatiigued and very depressed5 days after last episode - feeling good, heart beat fine, just picking up confidence again.Occasional flutters and skips retaining lots of waterPersistent A-fib, ablation scheduledunder controlCurrentStateStopped with cardioversion yesterdaylife severely compromised and constantly in fear of an attackstill hereHad PVI March 2010 - no events sinceCArdio version cured, but experiencing breathlessness. ECG fine on testingofficially diagnosed 3/2010Struggling to maintain normal life and am about to consider ablation.ill - controlling through lifestyleon medication, but still having episodes, considering Ablation 2x per weekVery disappointed about my condition (happier now 11-2012)scheduled for ablation in 2 monthsCuredStarting treatment with atenolol - too soon to tell. very illlast episode 3 weeks ago was the first time Dr. tried to convert with 225mg 3x's daily propafenone; added metaprolol to slow HR; HR for last 3 weeks is 100+ instead of usual 68-74; BP also increased.almost curedIntermittantI had an episode this morning.Completely NSR for over 2 monthsStable - managed with PiP flec supplimentsawaiting cather ablationnormalBetter than 15 months agobeing treated, feel fineCurrentStatewaiting for first ablation in September 09Have had 2 ablations thought i was cured starting to get more episodes. Doctor appt. 7/31/09goodtrying to get on wait list for EP exam and speak with someone that does ablations,disapointed with health care system waits.Disapointed that medical system doesnt see this as life altering because they see so much of it they are not proactive in solutionsJust released from 4-day hospital stay and under treatment in Pretoria, ZA.paroxysmal - exercise tolerance is affected by pulmonary vein occlusion, waiting for ablation consultation, allergic to propafenone, flecainideIn three month healing stage post ablation, still experiencing A-fib/flutter daily.Feel great unless I am having an episodeFeeling very good now frequency increasing and considering atrial ablationanxious, quite ill and uncurable apparently!curedpronounced "cured"Good at this time with medicationsymptoms rare: blurred vision/night sweatsoccasional afib, rare migraineTired uncomfortable otherwise OKOKStill waiting for 2nd Cardio appointmenton meds but they are NOT helping sick of feeling this alreadyPost 2nd ablationOne month post ablation with no episodes yetCurrentState?????not cured episodes continuesI just had a cardioversion for the 5 week afibparoxysmal attacks getting more freuentIN SINUS RYTHMstumbled on what seems to almost be a curetakes medssuccessful op. for valve replacement and repair to holeWaiting for the next episodeStablejust converted to sinus rhythm after the 16 days of afibDaily episodes are frustrating in the extremeI seem to go out of rythym anywhere from once every 1to 2 months to sometimes 2 times a month.very ill some days; some mildly ill & in betweenNot cured getting longer attacksFibrillation is bothersome, usually only tired at end of dayawaiting ablationgoing for second ablation in June2008Normal sinus rhythmn, soltalosl 120mg x 2/day for controlepisodes getting more frequent and longer, but not as poundingStill have itWellreasonably healthy, preparing for Tokisyn Feeling terrible, in sinus rhythm awaiting catheter ablation at Barnes Hospital on 4/30/08. Very anxious and depressed.CurrentStateCured after 2nd Ablation !medication managedCured, I hope!Tolerating episodes, feel quite good between episodesStomach pains, tired easily, body aches, tight chest and painafter the 3 hour episode - I am having a hard time coming to grips with this - I am afraid to go anyplace for fear it will happen away from home and then what will I do...........the mental aspect is as bad as the physical for meServe ectopic beats at times. Ectopic beats originally caused AF episodes. Now being treated around 95% effectively with Tambocor.not curedcould be betterToleratiing itOKin atrial fibrillaton - considering ablationmedication workingstruggeling with frequent and long lasting episodes, frustrated, scared, trying to get a handle on what's going on Waiting progressvictim every 6 monthsshortness of breath when doing physical workProlonged episode of AF for last 2 weeks awaiting cardioversiononly occasional PACs - 3 months post-ablationundecided. Acceptable level of paroxysms.afib weekly, not cured yetJust released from hospital after 2nd electrocarioversionstill living with itCurrentStatestill have blocked coronary artery and some stenoses of one valve suffering but bearablestableOKcuredVERY WEAK TIRED AND DEPRESSEDquite ill most daysMostly controlledLive in fear of next episodestill suffering on an intermittent basisManaged by medsillRecurring with somewhat regular frequencyWorking with it, becoming more educated about it.feeling 1000% betterstable - in controlfairly illstill occurring"cured"well controlledasymptomaticcontrolled by medscoping and learning, developing strategies to self managegood healthsinus rhythm returned with first jolt of electrical cardioversionPremanent AFCurrentStateunder medicationcontinuing episodesheart attackdied March 5, 2008UNDER REASONABLE CONTROLstable tired of all the medicationI feel as though I am quite ill as my condition puts quite firm limits on mestable but have forgotten what really well feels likeGetting worse in one sence, better in other.Not quite 1st cardioversion - can't handle antiarithymia medPost ablation recovery periodone hip resurfaced, BP controlledOn medicationpreparing for an ablationgreat, yet worried I am going to have another attackMaintainingwell heart rate 68 resting BP 110/70status good and maintained3 days out of a 44 hour eventlosing weight ,down to one diabetes med, last attack 10/06. Daily ectopic beats though.much better on flecainide (3 weeks) - no full-blown episodesWas stable for 2 months but was on ski holiday and worse than everhopefully cured10 months post last episode (as of 2/07)cautiously optomistic (no attack in 3 months)CurrentStateon medicationcured, 500mg flecanaide dailyNo know episodes past 23 monthsimprovedCured!on edge of seat waiting for next episode......Considering ablationNot curedjust been diagnosedOn my 4th different med, last shot before Ablationhad an ablation and a pacemaker and defibrillatorPermanent pacemaker, 2nd ablation performed today- 1st one nearly killed me.Moderately illGreat! ( Famous last words!)no episodes in 5 months, since I drastically lowered my exercise levelwill always have problemok when in sinus, lousy when in AF.Chronictrying Flecanide as Bisoprolol became ineffectiveasymptomatic mostlyNot at my best!just had ablation on 9-28-06sameCurrentStateGood - waiting to see if ablation done last wee worksCurrently in NSR with frequent ectopics.Ablation for Flutter, (fixed?), getting worse for A Fib, docs unable to reproduce PSVT, think it was misdiagnosed.Good but for palpitations, breathlessness, insomniarecovering from ablate and pacePermanent AFIBHave daily mini episodes lasting less than a minute and one long episode at least once a weekincreasing episodes of right heart failureIll and hate it!on medication and managing the problemfibrillating but heart rate controlled by medicationI take beta-blocker (concor)episodicmaintenance with vitiminthe pacemaker is pacing 40% of the time but I am back living a normal life.Very stressed due to husband's hospitalisation with spinal injuryafter several weeks of frequent episodes, I recently went on Tykosyn. This hasn't worked either.on medicationAfib getting wosrecurrently no reoccurrence,but am teetotal at moment and on drugsMorbid ObesitymanagingTrying to find a cure! Flecanide doesn't seem to be working after 10 dayshopefully curedwaiting for a second ablationCurrentStateStill get incidents.After MVR & MAZE still paroxysmal boosts of AFControlled BP; constant AFFair amount of ectopy some runs of AF.IN AF NOWhopefully cured after an ablation in FebruaryFatigue in the afternoon and after meals,due for first EP visit June 2006.semi curedwaiting for PVA on several medsNormalVariable - currently in good healthunable to excercise or have too much stress. Otherwise I am okwaiting for the next attackMEDS FOR HI BLOOD PRESSURE, COLOSTROLstill experiencing AFibNO AFIBStable I suppose and dreading any progression!on Felcanide 300 mg seems to be okay - urinate more often (especially in night) visual disturbancescontinous atrial fib asymptomaticstableconstant fib converted to chronic flutterfatigued and lethargic during AFget regulated with medication and dietgreat when not in fib!CurrentStatealmost curedepisodic symptoms but currently none. When I'm in NSR, I feel terrific.temp okgoodStable but always waitingfor the next episodeFair to GoodWorse latelyStill having problems and also diabeticCured???Condition getting worse, attacks more frequent1 abaltion too soon to tell if worked 7 weeksstill on all tablets. still have af. Continuous Aflutter, coronary heart disease, sleep apnea.Fuctional, no caffiene , attitude adjustment, dont let stress get to me, recently stopped smoking again.OK, but I feel like I'm always operating 20% below parI am on a waiting list for PVA this coming yearPM, failed ablation in Oct. 05Well most the time2 PVA's in past year looking at a possible thirdCoping on medication .... justjust back into persistent afib after 3 months of normal rythum3 prior ablationsHad ablation surgery in July, afib still present and more frequent 7 months laterIn A-Fib (was out of it yesterday for the first time in a few months - from flecainide today went back in it)atrial flutter after being in atrial fibCurrentStatemanage episodes, but annoyingNo further events since 5 December 2005Ongoing episodesVERY ILLStill struggling to find a cure.under good controlvery illapart from A FIB my health is very goodepisodes increasing in frequency and lengthVery weak, feel better last two months, cold all the time, except during a hot flashworriedhad Radio Frequency Ablation October 11, 2005 - the thinking now is this is the first line of defense not drugs - this is my 6th week after ablation each day I feel better - may have to have another procedureTakind meds to stay in NSRcontinuing, even after cardiac ablation procedurere-entrant tachycardia 95% curedpretty ill - now have cardiomyopathyOngoingUnder Control with periodic breakthrough episodestaking lopressor to help but still have weird heartbeatsProbably temporarily controlled following two RF two ablation surgeries and a cardioversionSOB, lethergy, dizziness, elevated Heartrate with an movementJust had episode last night, took Flecanaide tab & reverted to NSR whilst asleepAnnoyed, tired, waiting for next cardioversionGeneral good healthCurrentStateOK except when having attackFast heartrate with irregular beats on exertionrecurring attacksFeeling moderately unwell most of the time.frequency of episodes gradually increasingHaving a second EP study and ablation soon.currently NSR, on third drugManageable - improved in as much as when I have the fibrillation it is lessCuredAFib is gone, I feel much better, peripheral problems I still haveCondition worse in last few months. Drugs gradually increased but effectiveness waning. Quite ill now. Off work.Living with itthey say it's controlled I still feel itJust had a PVI at Stanford by Dr. Andrea Natale a little over a week agosinusconstantly annoyedCuredMostly under control with medicationstruggle with it even on medsfustrated, part time employed, active, mother of 3Pacemaker fitted to correct slow pulse rate by AF episodes are unchanged and always convert back in under 36hrs.goodIn NSR since ablation in November 2005 - Some Ectopic beatsBreathless, fluid retention, dizziness (mornings), anxiety, depressionCurrentStategood, not curedStill with AfibOK, living with itongoingLiving with Afibsuffering from A-Fibfeel ok none of the meds are working, coping with the A fibi had 1 ablation, but a another episode since then. Currently taking Rythmol and Lopressorin sinusLiving with it, evading permanent medication or ablationRecently on Tikosynon medication therapymiserablegood general health, problems tolerating exercise and feel perpetually tired when in Afibcontroled w/medication I enjoy pretty good health, but worry about these episodes constantly.Middle of the roadRecovery from ablation that aggravate my AFDealing with it and going on as best I can. Trying different medications.very ill. He has been to hospital for three stays 4-6 days duration, From January 2005 Drs and cardiologist have change medications which made him so ill. I think if he could have curled up and died he would have.on Noten beta blocker..but walking aound and getting used to the drug and warfarinI must consider myself as ill, but not so bad that I can't work.very symptomatic while in a fib- breathless and weak/ fit and active when not in a fibCurrentStatesemi-controlledGetting Byon medical leave-episodes while uncomfortable are not so bad that I can't function-better since medication but on medication for 3 yearsconstant a-fib interferes minimallyexperimenting with differnet approachesvalve disease worsening a-fib more frequent and severemoderate control after flutter ablation and Rythmoldepressed!On medical disability leave from work due to frequency and intensity of episodesMichPVA done 10/04..still having afCuredrecently diagnosed, under doctors care, trying to determine course of actionstill in af symptoms. Breathless on excertion, oedema of lower legs, pre syncope, occasional angina, nocturnal dyspnoea, symptoms vary, from very ill to feeling slightly unwell.Paroxysmal AFundergoing investigationscontroledi just had one episode about 10 days ago lasted abour 15 minutes then it went awaygood healthcontrolled except for recent virus (triggered)Still overweight. Trying to lose it.Just had 2nd Ablation so feel better than before although still experience fast heart rhythem.not cured yetunchangedCurrentStatealmost curednot very good some good days& some bad but maybe medicationDealing with occansional episodes and not enjoying itgoodcured for the time being. ( Amiodarone has a long half-life over 100 day+)In Limbo ?Managedchronic a-fibunfit and overweightUnder controlFeel OK - but concerned for the future.AF episodes increasingAlmost dialy afib/flutterstill have Afib and AflutterIntermittment frequency of AF seems same as in previous years,AF not very well controlled, feeling absolutely drained most of the time.Permanant heart rate 120, and AF.ongoing mild AFNot having them for nowunder controlCured, after initial and touch-up PVI ablations by Dr. Andrea Natale @ Cleveland ClinicA-fib under control so far thanks to a Radio frequency ablation performed by Dr Al-Mugummda @ St. Josephs Hospital in Syracuse New Yorkfrustrated!maintained SR with lopressor - 100 mg a dayNuisanced but not debilitated by AFCurrentStateIn NSR...for nowok in NSR for 2 monthsIN AFunder medicationfrequent episodes1 afib ablation but not successfulNo change...episodes every 2 -4 weeksvery illSTABLEadjusting to activitity limits, less energyIn NSR - Last bout 16th June - No other symptoms.good, some fatigue, otherwise very activevery improvedwaiting for the next episodeseeing a cardiologistDoing very well since Pacemaker implant.controlled by meds - no episode in 3 yearsFeeling ok but tiredstill having symptomsotherwise healthyself-controlledThey admitted me when I went to the ER I was put on Betapace. I have not had an episode since. I feel good .early days of AF - hopefully medication workingwaiting for treatmentunder medication at Southend General Hospital - health much improvedCurrentStatetolerating the condition. quality of life terribleAfib wise best I've been since diagnosed.Had EKG, ECHO, StressTest, and Holter Monitor for a day---all normal, but Holter shows irregular heart beatVery good, no symptoms of AF or medication.Feeling great!run downcuredSeems to be curedNot too sure what's happening right now!in sinus rythmnApril 2004, going in to Atrial Flutter. But normally not a prob. unless I do anything at all strenuos, like walk up 2 flights of stairswell except AFFrustrated that I can not stay in NSR--threw a clot in December;6 Years controlled with Rythmol; Now controlled by lopressor, I hope.controlledHave to pace myself but im fully functional at this timeGoodI was Paroxysmal afib/flutter but since I allow chemical conversions in the hospital Im considered persistent afib now. I seem to be having afib every 4-8 weeks. Winter months and the holidays every 4 weeks and summer every 8 or more.goodCurrently partially stabilisedlost jod @ Disney due to medical restristionsbetter after pacemaker withou ablationWolfe Parkinson White cured with ablation. Awaiting further ablation for AFCurrentStatesemi curedtaking medicationstill cronicdoing fine but wish it would go awayStill trying to copehealth fine, just an annoyancechronic AF, symptomaticjust had ANOTHER EP study and ablationVery illstabilised/curedWell controlled. No hospitalizations since 2000GOOD,WORKING 50-60 P/WEEKNSRGoing for tests/treatmentI have eliminated caffein, dairy, sugar from my diet since my last 'episode' a week ago and am hopeful there will be a change. I am also makiing myself get more rest throughout the day and I don't eat later than 7 pm. I am hopeful this will possibly goin sinus with tykosyn one episode in 2 yearsOn Toprol for heart and Methimazole for hyperthyroidismcontrolled with drugsnot sureSick and tired of the meds, the fatigue, under too much work stressFor one year on atenolol, no problems at all; then this year 3 episodes so far; concerned that condition will continue to worsenno afib but some funky beats when stomach is upset.condition worseningStarting beta blockerDefinitely ParoxysmalCurrentStateno symptomsSinus rhythmwaiting for the next episode...cardioversions only last a few days min to 10 days maxiumI would say I have gone from rare episodes to chronic in less than one year.occasional afib attacksstill have attacks able to work with very lite work loadin permanent A Fib....Very goodout of afib for 6 months, but on amiodarone, so do not know.cardiologist classified my a-fib as "nuisance condition" ha!Sure could be a LOT BETTERstill have afibasymptomaticConsidering Alternativesstill afibbing dailyHopfully curedStill get several very short episodes, no extended ones for 2 monthscopingUnknownjust diagnosedcuredcurrently still suffering fatigue, digestive problems, ectopic beatsCurrentStatemedicationI am in a sort of 'limbo.' When will the next attack come along?Converted to NSR Aug. 5, 2003very good - just did a half marathon, but experienced swelling and redness in ankles - Dr. agrees it is from the coumadinsame as at initialstablelast episode 3 days ago - very anxiousCuredBetter than when it first started. No hospitalizations since 1991still being diognosedI suppose I am between episodes...Reasonably healthy, although overweighthaving more frequent episodes latelyhaving ablation in August 03not cured but reasonably healthyunder control for three weeksgood unless I have AFChronic A-Fibill3 months since diagnosed with AFIB- no issuesmoderately impaired for exertionControlledNormal Sinus, no meds, Stopped all excersice went back to bad diet, junk food, fast food, now 170 lbsholding my own. 2 episodes this year so far.CurrentStateNot cured - on beta blockersoccasional episodesgoing to get electrical conversion , in Afib presentlyvery illongoing; no particular trend evidentChronic atrial fib. stableAF almost permanent, very well supportedwas controlled well for a while with Tambacor, now frequent occurancesUnpredictablecured?Tolerating with medicationFailed PVA due to bleeding, A Fib dailypossibly a one time eventnornal healthmore episodes than everhad CVA iin 12/02, put on sotalol/coumadin since; have had recent episodes in spite of medicationstableperiodic episodesmore or less same condition for the past 5-6 years (daily afib episodes)Still in persistent - have had 8 cardioversions in a year and am awaiting Maze surgeryreasonably healthySinus rhythmOKSEMI-CURED(no more a-fib)but still have other arrythmiasCurrentStateCatheter Ablation Jan 2002 and now returned Jan 2003cured i hopeIn remission! last afib was 28.11.02Ongoing treatmentundercontrolunder controlPVA 8/2002 - may have some flutter ?unable to workno fibrillation for last 6 wks.started doefetilide this week 1-6-03stable,chronic,minimal symptomswait and seecontrolled by Tambocorhad 2 small strokes CVE'sin afib right now for third time, has happened every other weekend since Nov.30.02Presently in sinus although today I have been feeling it trying to come on.getting treatmentrecently underwent ablation so uknown at this timevery symptomatic---sometimes really bad days-sit in chair all day---sometimes I can function a bit but never normal!1 episode in the last two monthsI feel Ok but worried and edgyI take Tambocor to reduce number of episodesillCurrentStaterelatively healthy, no restrictions on activitiessinus sence Feb 2002, however I always feal it may return, the afib that is.still ongoingPAF is a nuisancePartial Control with Rythmol, otherwise chronic A=Fjust out of hospitalhave AF a lotas stated upovemore or less controlled-ablated for a flutter a year ago.partially controlledEpisodes continue, but cause no problemsPAC's (ectopics) several times a day sometimes leading to AFAF becoming less frequent in the last monthNo heart diseaseAF managed with occassional breakthroughs. Not symptomatic..feel normal during episodesworking on itfrequent episodesEpisodes have increased to 3-4 days after 3 years.Good but suffering symptoms of recently diagnosed Hyperthyroidismok with medicationAT Fib has subsided significantly.second pva in one weeka-fib is controlled by the flecainide. A-flutter is cured.CurrentStateseem to be curedqbetter,because I have lost about eleven poundsNumber of episodes doubling from year to year and getting longerin sinusOn my third medicationtake norvasc and diovan for HBP.cured presentlyAFIB episodes continueILL but still firing on two cylindersAm still in NSR after 2nd ablation, feel good so faroccasional episodes increased in frequency as of lateinconveniencedCuredAnnoyed.Underwent catherer ablation and pacemaker insertion this weekTrying to come to terms with the conditionTrying amioderonewaiting to see if medicines bring heart back to normal beat.same as before going to ERLiving with AFParoxymal afib not goodAwaiting ablation therapyI am 2-1/2 months post PVA and think I may be cured.CurrentStateStill pretty good, not so long winded, but maybe it is aging too.In and out of NSR every week and during AF feel very weak, tired, short of breath. I get really disgusted when I know it is starting again. I really think I convert without medication except that the meds slow my rate so the episodes are less severe.Don't know yetmore time in af than nsrNow in (I believe)neurogenic AFStill as it was 20 years agoreasonably good health but havd slowed up somewhatnot in sinus rhythm, but slowed heart ratemore frequentOK then NOT OKNSR while on amiodarone, taking ToprolXL for PACS & PVCscurrently in NSR for the last 2 weeks with amiodarone after cardioversionnormal sinus rythymmedical leave from worksinusstable, fibrillating around 15% of the time; almost asymptomatic...just some fatigue; ventricular rate controlled to < 100scaredUnder controlTaking amiodaroneOK. Coming to terms with conditioncontrolledIn sinus rhythm.CurrentStateseriouswellImproved, but long term not definite.I try to stay very active but AF limits my aerobic activities.Cured in 1998, by the Maze Procedure.OK. Mild AF when it occurs. Usually daily. several minor episodes.goodstruggling for control of episodesunder medicationin fine health other than when afib hitsstill enduring (waiting on medicine to address AF adequately)controlledLiving as natural a life as chronic AF permitsOK, no events for 4 monthsunknownjust don`t feel 100 %No improvement in AF [added 7-2005:] AF cured by ablationsno sustained attacks for 1 year now, frequent episodes of pac's and palpitations, sob but usdually self limitingdaily afib, feel tired alotcopingScared! Have an occasional thud in chest area when overly annoyed, agitated, stressed, excited, or exercising. Always thought it was an esophagaus type problem because a thud feeling occurs somewhat higher than the heart level.Improved but not cured.Waiting to be cured.?CurrentStateGenerally in good health,quite active (mentally & physically)controlled somewhatWith medications feel okOK but with lots of AFib episodesstill having occasional attackscoping very well and getting on with lifeDebilitated! High Blood Pressure.Maintainence drugs Eltroxin (for thyroid) tambocar, warfarin andAtenalol almost asymptomatic AFGetting more frequent - used to be quarterlygood healthno afib two weeks after second ablationpresently experiencing more episodesCronic Atrial FibulationJust putting up with the condition, occurs at rest mostlyimproved but still not controlled on meds, side effects minimalfeeling good for the past 2 1/2 months w/o afiblone a-fibin sinus on Tambocorgoodchronic a-fibCardioversion ineffective. No symptoms at this stage.almost constant AF, just started amiodaroneCurrentStateafibGood Health, but way out of shape.Still have AFib but less episodesOn Rhythmol and metoprolol - have episodes from 2 days apart to 2 weeks apart. digoxin and exercise have practically eliminated the symtemsflutter ablation, PVA scheduled for 10/29/01living with itfairIn sinus due to Amiodaroneperiodic episodeshave a pacemaker, but still get tachycardiacurrently in AFearly stage, infrequent episodesFinetired of it, to say the least!Occasional Episodes,overall goodmedicatedvariableWell pissed off with this condition, not cured.No energy.Short of breath when doing light to moderate work. Tightness of chest.Light headed when bending over or getting up from chair.For the past 10 months I have been in chronic afib. During this time I have been hospitilized twice to try new medications (sotalol, dofetilide). Neither of these was successful. I have had two cardioversions as well during that time period.stablized since June of 1999afib more often then usualCurrentStatein AF all the time, take digioxin and coumadin, not curedstill get attacksWondering what to do, what to expect.holding my own - able to do most things most of the time - not a pleasant condition, but not getting worseChronicActive AF but feeling much better after struggle with Tambocoron Amioderone 100mg a day.Zestoretic 10mg for Hypertension . seem well and under control.Absulutely no side effects.I was on flecanide first and had very severe allergic reaction to it.My specialist doesnt want to see me unless the six monthly xrays andin perm A-fibI'm fine except for AF. I conduct my very physical business even while in AF. I try not to let it interfere with my life. I miss the occasional glass of wine with friends & family. I've recently lost 10 lbs. & am slowly beginning my walks againstableon medication, nuisance onlyChronic AFibsinus rhythmimprovedAs of about march 2003 dramatically improvedon hold, Tambocor, 100 mg, TIDVery good - except for A-fibControlled through medicationepisodes lately every 3 mo.'s, this last one started 6 days ago.New Jerseyjust came out of a-fib 1 week ago, converted chemicalyPacemaker controls palpitations, now need new one, do get very weary now,moderateLifestyle very restricted by AF . For instance I am now anxious about travelling long distancesin limboCurrentStatestill getting episodesstill hoping one day to be cured. Live with it daily!variesnot in afib, but terribly, terribly tiredcopingFine. However, my AF has gradually but steadily gotten worse over the past 10 years. Had a cathether ablation for AF (line-block tricuspid valve) but nothing changedCurrently in NSRManagingstill experimentingIn episode, waiting to convert on own as in past.bradycardiaIn constant AFIBanxiety and agoraphobia, from too many afib episodes outside (HBM 300+)challengingreaching for MAZEAblated at Hopkins 10/28/03. As of 6/3/04 off all meds & in NSR. It Worked!much better since I quit taking lanoxinControllednot cured, depressed with the whole thingDoctors didn't do much. Got worse this fall. Went to new cardiologist who prescribed tambocor/flecainide. AF became atrial flutter. Referred to cardiac electrophysiologist. Just had a catheter ablation on Feb 20, 2001, Flutter stopped, AF flec. controlcontrolledAllergies controlled by injections, prostate cancer cured by surgery (1996).learning to live with itCurrentStatea-fib canot be controlled by drugs, two ablatations have failed.StableTrying to manage it.. Otherwise, good health. Thank God.I feel okay in spite of being in A-fib half the timeAF has decreased; no episodes in 2002; two episodes in 2003physical activity is limitedAF once per year awaiting PVI ablationconverted with medsNo A-fib in a year, very optimisticFainting spells similar to postural hypotension. arrithmias/ ectopicsbearing it & evading medicationcontrolled for one monthNo episodes since being put on Tikosyndo mild excercise at gym, skiing, etc.Fine, overweightfeel fine never any symptoms although in af all timeNSR, Flecainideno energyprogressing atrial fibrillationGetting worse.trying to survive atrial-fibon coumadin....scheduled for cardioversion on 1//10/01cronic discomfort in heart beatno episodes for 6 monthsCurrentStateaf is progressively becoming more frequent and longer duration,ready to try different med.On medication - a fib under controlI feel quite well. At the time of the last hospitalization, all the tests they did came out quite normal, nothing to explain what caused the trouble.occasional afib of short durationgoodongoingbecoming more frequent and of longer duration with greater effect on total well beingSinus rhythmcontrolled symptoms (mostly)Used to occur when resting at night but is now permant following 1st ablation but follow up op due soon.Healthy, except for nuisancesstill seeking a solutionjust starting out, mostly freaked out and scaredin controlfrequent episodesStill in diagnostic stateNSRworking on itafib controlled well currently by SotalolHad electric cardioversion on Oct 9th after 86 days-in NSR so far-on Toprol and CoumadinMAJOR progress since removing Amalgem dental fillingswell-controlledAm active biking, walking, etc but am frustrated with recurrences and the fact that I cannot properly build strength. Slight asthmatic condition.keeping acid reflux at bay through lansaprazolePersistent AF only partially controlled by dofetilide. Looking at ablations now.CurrentStatesinus rhythmnMuch better now!Fine between episodes, can still play golf when in AF, but only just.Normal Sinus Rhythmnot bad, consideringcontinuingsinus rhythmcuredParoxoximal a-fib. Changed from vagal to adrenal type.living with it - better than previouslyFeeling quite well ! ( NSR )Considering mazewell, excepting for Wegener's granulomatosis (currently in remission)improved over 3 year periodin NSR for 6mos nowactually rather well, everything consideredOnly atrial fibrillation uncured.OKtaking Lopressor, holding my ownHopefully curedI have adapted to being in and out of AF and lead a full life.currently in AFsearching for an answerTrying mag supplements,fish oil etc currently off medication waiting to see what happensBetapace-did not help. Tambocor helped initially however gradually increase to 100mg/2x's day. Did not help. Starting on Amiodarone.CurrentStateno other problemsExcellentunder control, just.see abovesame old same old cycle .Very active during sinus days of cyclinghopefultired of Coumadin, Amiodarone(Pacerone), which has caused significant loss of pulmonary function, stopping amiodarone as of 11/3/00very goodgoodcontrolledIn a holding patternOkay except for a-fibFeeling WellcontrolledFair (have some limitations from a stroke and exhaustion while in AF)Cutting amioderone dose to 100 mg/day and increasing dietary supplements to hopefully stay in NSRTime between episodes is very good but continue to have these episodes every 7-10 days. Episodes don't bother me physically much.permanent a-fibNSRStarted on Dofetilide (Tikosyn) Therapy on 10/9/00. Except for one 10 hr episode on 8/19/01, I have been in NSR for a year (10/10/01).episodes leave me fatigued following day.Normal with medsNSR since second ablation (9th Feb 2006)
TriggersAlcohol, MSG mainly in Chinese food, sweeteners in diet drinks, hot bath, No known triggersPossibly extreme tirednessOriginally believed it was caffeine but no longer seems to have an effect.Still trying to figure it out.Stress.....Emotional stress
Coffee
Sugar
Relaxation after strong excersise if low blood sugar
Just the edema and tired ... Need napsLow potassium levels often brought it on. I lose potassium somehow. Eating a big meal and falling asleep with food in my stomach cause PVC's which sometimes lead to episodes of A-fib. Retaining water is the main cause I have determined. Fluid on lungs and round heart after operation, chest infections and possibly whisky ( one glass only! )Havent been able to identify any triggers but most happen in afternoo and evening.Caffeine, stress, dehydration Mother had A Fib.I think stress at times but often there doesn't seem to be a reason.Alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, lying down, lying on left side.I've had episodes while laying on left hand side, laying on stomach and laying on back. Alcohol and, possibly, eating just before going to bed.Have been through exercise cycling squash and badminton. I think my recent episode may have been in conjunction with a chest infection lasted 8 hoursWork related stress, any trigger that causes increased blood pressureStress too
Have not been able to identify more triggers. Episodes seem to appear after perhaps 6 days usually.
Digestion problems, laying down at night, stresscertain postures, lying left sideLack of potassium caused first episode,no further episodes for years while on zebeta and diovan. Don't know what triggered this except possibly stress but it has been continuous for over a month. Didn't go to the doctor until my regular appt last week. EKG mid July was normal.Caffeine
Alcohol
Lying flat, and on left side
Sitting hunched
Exercise
Rest after exercise, especially if coupled with alcoholic refreshment
Work stress
Cheese, wheat, tuna salad but not fresh tuna

Heat and humidity
Triggersphysical stress and/or mental stress,
big meals, hot liquids
Deep sleep
Big meal
weird dreams
Caffeine, stress, humid weather, exertionPossibly caused by Vyvanse, ADD stimulant, or Drisdol, Vit D high dose supplement, which list cardiac electrical activity as a side effect.

Also possibly caused by sleep apnea, though sleep apnea doctor disputes as CPAP has been used nightly.
alcohol, too little sleepSometimes it just starts on its own, usually late in the day. Other triggers are MSG, caffeine, alcohol a cold drink and stress.Eating to much at one time, stress, heart pvc's or just doing nothingLack of sleep, recurring PTSD and possibility thyroidepisodes have always occurred at night. All while going to sleep except one after dinner. (chili) and 2 donuts!! shame on me!

I was lying on my left side 3 times when it started.

My thoughts before reading this forum were that large, spicey meals, caffeine, alcohol, maybe sugar, a low potassium level, stress may have triggered my episodes. I am just not sure. I am finding many of these same triggers are found among others listed here.

always at the time of sleep, right at the onset of sleep or just dozing off.
Other triggers may include bloating and upset stomach, also if I don't eat for 4 or 5 hours and feeling very hypoglycemic.
Well, this is Sunday and I just had a 6 hour ablation on Thursday so still feeling a bit rough. It is the 5th of December and I am wondering why I had this done so close to the holidays but it's done and I am going to think positively! I do have an anxiety disorder that is not at all helpful when it comes to A-Fib but try relaxation tapes to alleviate my stress. No alcohol or smoking at this point in my life but as a younger woman would drink and smoke socially and did feel awful after a night of doing both=-) Anxious to hear all about others' experiences on here and what has helped them....vitamins, faith, etc.exercise, fatigue, overeating, position of body.Lack of Sleep.noneNone, although some things, at some times, make it worse like MSG. I suspect this to be some kind of vagal stimulation as it happens after large meals and often occurs when I have an upset stomach. Possible relation to blood sugar levels.Starts while resting. NAoverexhertion, wheat, yeast,Excess Caffiene
Green Tea (but not black tea, mate, or herbal teas)
Stress
Fatigue
Attempting to sleep, particularly when laying on left side
Dehydration
Cold/Flu symptoms
Decongestants

I have stopped all caffeine, trying to keep stress down but difficult because I was job hunting. I am so tired i cannot work at present. Im awaiting ablation in October 2010. I should be going on Warfarin in September. I take Sotalol which make me extremely dizzy and very tired. The heat dosent help but it wont last long in the UK unfortunately.Prolonged periods of poor sleep - initially would miss sleep for as many as 3 nights - literally, would be up and about, not tired. Never wound down. This episode - many months of 4-6 hrs with frequent waking for painkillers, due to injury, poorly teated.

No other known triggers. Highish blood pressure before first episode.
Even small amounts of sodium, caffeine and sugar. Medications such as HCTZ, Singulair, decongestants and inhalers. Significant stress of any sort.alcohol.
tiredness (after long air trip).
after fasting and liquid diet prior to a colonoscopy examination.
TriggersStressAn attack can be triggered by stress, being stuck in traffic, flying (I hate having an episode when I'm confined in a small space and so avoid it if I can), any and all alcohol, going ahead with heavy work (shovelling snow, etc) when I know I don't feel "right". Also, when I go on a restrictive diet .. Medifast, Atkins, low/no fat, or just calorie controlled, it seems to trigger my heart. The worse I eat, the better my heart seems to do! But, sometimes, just as I'm drifting off to sleep, I get an episode. rich food, chinese etc.Stress/Anxiety
Strong coffee (caffeine)?
None known. All four major episodes occured after long haul flights (sometimes on landing!)haing also been at altitude.

Symptoms was fluttering in throat and then breathlessness
none yetI do not seem to be able to identify a trigger but when I'm in AF I can not drink or eat as this increases the heart rate.fatigue, hunger, caffeineAny form of alcohol, do not take any caffeine, in the beginning I had the episodes after dinner (but not now), walking long distancesUnknown airborne triggers such as molds, auto fumes, bleach and other houshold cleaners, cigars, stress, MSG ingestion, on occassion alcohol, coffee and chocolate, but only 25-50% of the time. Many times cause is unknown, but thought to be food related.Alcohol
Caffiene
Excessive heat, probably some dehydration, avid cyclist
Had worked as a mechanic and have read that automotive exhaust can trigger AFIB. Not sure, might have contributed?
Chronic AFIB since the end of 2001
Not enough sleep.
Alcohol
Coffee
Stress
Sometimes, large meal
Attacks seem to occur most often either after meal or when reclining in bed.noneThyroid hormone replacement being off-kilter all but the last time. Converted twice chemically IV in emerg.room. Latest episode while driving, increased propafenone, then, went into tachycardia which continues with high HR.
2 Scotch drinks was a trigger once.

For nearly a month since last episode, I finally converted with drugs but I believe the propafenone is causing the runaway pulse. For the first time, I can't feel that inside my chest. I usually know when I'm in AF or AFlutter.
This time, I can't tell unless I take my BP and get a pulse reading. My BP machine detects irregular pulse and that icon usually shows up.
Docs don't seem overly concerned. Went to emergency room yesterday with BP of 190/110 and pulse of 130. Did nothing but monitor me and ekg plus usual bloodwork to rule out any cardiac difficulties. No pain; released me after 2 hours.
Thyroid normal.
Today, Thanksgiving Day, I feel pretty normal. It's amazing what relief can do for your head and cause calm.



when nervous or stressedAlcohol, lack of sleep, de-hydration.Eating late,dehydration,stress, disturbed sleep, doing too much at one time and too long a gap between meals and too much chocolate.Sleeping on left side or supine
Exercise or manual labor (Afib would start next morning)
Caffeine
Heavy meals
Heavy exercise
too much alcohol
large late meals
dehydration
too much coffee
alcohol, caffeine, possibley emotional stressIt can come on with without any triggers. Ususally just while sitting or laying down. Standing up quickly can also bring it on. Have only had three major bouts where hospital/emerg. was used. Two of which actually took place in the hospital while visiting my son. Attempts to cardiovert during one session not successful. (three jolts) Converted on it's own once and a by using drugs the other times. (slow drip of Magnesium sulfate)Excitement, fear, angerTriggersexhaustion, insomnia, stress, anxietyCaffine, 99 percent of my episodes start when i am laying down to go to sleep.currently on-sotalol, unsure if dosage is corect. I do not know when it happens so it is hard to even know what triggers it. Have cut out alcohol, 1 cup coffee per day, exercise constantly. I am frustrated since I cannot pinpoint any trigger and medication is not completely taking care of the problem.3 times after exercise and typically at rest either sitting or lying down in the evening, although one time it came on during exercise in the middle of the day. Off coffee,chocolate,tea,alchohol, and it hasnt made much difference.First episode was exhaustion before a run unable to continue exercise. Other were after very late night working in home office and waking up to feeling of nausea and lightheadedness. Passed out briefly once. strenuous or prolonged exercise sessions, dehydration, fatigueafter meals, resting, lying on backCaffine, stress, alcohol, and just because.Caffeine, alcohol,once when I had the flu. Twice on airplanescurrently not having any AF events went on flecanaide last year to control PVCAnxiety, matured cheeses, chocolate sometimes, run down, if I over eat or eat in a hurry, chilli and spices,bananas, suspect Thyramine foods as well, I suspecte low blood sugar as well.noneseems to happen no matter what i do although it is worse if i havnt had much sleepstress, alcohol, coffee, ?Stress, AlcoholWho knows?Possibly drinking cold water/ rushed eatingcaffienated beveragesNoneNone specific noticed. Alcohol and/or tiredness may be related but not definitively.Stress, lying on left side, otherwise very difficult to telleating beyond not being hungry, caffeine, maybe even my meds, stress, salty foods, maybe everything maybe it's all in my head but the heart racing/palping doesn't lie and it's VERY realNo known triggers as such.
1st time I was diagnosed with AF was in May 2001. I was given Warfarin and Bisoprolol to keep me in check. My rate remained irregular and fast until cardioversion in Feb 02.
In April 05 it returned again...after a couple more cardioversions I was put forward for catheter ablation. This took place in April 07...It was successful and only one blip in June 07 which required a further cardioversion.(this is an expected occurance after ablation)
After a fairly stressful year 07-08 the AF returned in May 08 which I was given intravenous Digoxin to releive in A+E. The rate slowed and returned to sinus rythmn 3 days later.(East Surrey A+E were much appreciated turning me out at 0330hrs!!)
Two weeks later it returned and I was cardioverted the following day and changed from Flecainide to Sotalol 2x40mg a day. In August I saw my consultant and after a nudge he agreed to attempt a furhter ablation. (don't ever be scared to push, it is your health!!)
That was ok till Sept 08 when it returned again. I was given Digoxin to no avail and also given Adenosine (to stop and restart heart) to no avail either. I was cardioverted on the ward the following morning.
3 days later it retuned again. Due to the events days earlier, they opted to give me another Sotalol to see what moght happen. 4 hours it resored to sinus rythmn again. Due to it's repeat nature, they upped my dosage to 3x 40mg Sotalol a day and wrote to my consultant to urge my ablation...fortunately I got seen last week instead of waiting till January.
I am now 4 days past a secondary ablation and can feel that my heart has stopped trying to go ut of synch. Only annoying bit is restarting the Sotalol after stopping them 5 days prior to procedure.
I would say i was more tolerant of Flacainide than Sotalol but they chose to keep meon the Sotalol as is apparently better at keeping the rythmn.
My typical heartrate at rest when AF is active is between 130-175bpm...my ECG post ablation was 71.
overeating, alcohol use, lying on my left side, laying in the recliner. Over tired, over hungry.Triggersdont know yetcaffein, over exercise, sudden emotion or anger,exersicing right after eating, or food with excess MSG, too much chocolate hormone changesCoffee alcohol chocolate tiredness stressNONE6 weeks ago i bought a saxophone.
by coincidence also had my tablets changed to acetate flecainide-2 a day
the playing of the saxophone in the evenings seemed to halt the fibrulation-at first i thought coincidence.
after 6 weeks it is not a coincidence.
this week at work i have used 5 bend straws 2 elastic bands and this stops the fibrulation before it kicks in properly.

i may have found something here

kevin
alcohol
stress
Have had about 10 attacks over 4 years. Initially hard to define triggers, but stress/excitement/claustrophobia all seem to be factors. The last three episodes definitely followed large meals late at night. Most episodes have occured when asleep. Sleeping on the left side doesn't help. 3 episodes resulted in visits to A & E but in all cases reversion to sinusoidal rhythm occured before any medical intervention was carried out. I was diagnosed with a moderate hiatus hernia some years ago, but this doesn't seem to produce acid reflux etc., and appears to have no bearing on AF as far as I am aware.Anxiety and stress trigger AF along with prolonged exercise.
MSG
Have not been able to ID anyIt can be a variety of things from eating the wrong food to overdrinking, which I try very hard to avoid. It seems to really be tied to my stomach. I can't over eat or eat late at night. anything & everything....Stress; bending; strenuos activity; eating heavy; going too long between eating; dehydration; lack of and/or poor sleep; hurrying; walking too much - too fast; becoming emotional; HORMONAL!; keeping eyes focused in one direction too long; changing head/neck position; etc..Drinking cold drinks especially in evening - when most attacks start. Slouching in chair when eating. Laying on left side in bed. Stress. Eating chocolate. Sudden fright. Being tired.cold temperatures, hot temperatures, alcohol, sugar, hot tubs, emotional stress, caffeine, excessive physical activityNone. I've tried several different lifestyles, more/less exercise, no stress, it just starts on it's own.Stress, exercise, sleepcaffine, stress, stress, eating dinner late, sleeping. It occurs when I'm at most relaxed stateepisodes often start early hours of morning, currently waiting to have a sleep study to find out if snoring or
sleep apnea could be triggering AFib.
Also stress and anxiety. otherwise very random.
I am normally asleep and it happens around 3 in the morning.I do not drink or smoke. ContinuousnoneNone that I know of. Twice, my heart has gone into afib while I was in my kitchen cooking or doing dishes. I know my anxiety doesn't help anything, but can someone please tell me how you have this condition and not be anxious?TriggersCaffine, Stress, Lack of sleep, Beginning of an Illnes/fever,
High altitude, Nighttime -dreams?
Lack of sleep
Odd movements
Fizzy drinks
Stress
Stress, excitement, anxiety, caffeine, alcohol, very cold drinks and some cold semi-solid food eg yoghurt, swimming, particularly front crawl, climbing hills/stairs, lying on my left side.Stress. Possible triggers are chinese food, alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, body positions, bendingStress, little sleepphysical exertion after eating - eating until I feel full-
rushing to get someplace on time - being tired -
Alcohol, fatigue, stress, change in elevation rapidly (eg walking up stairs).stress
nerves
also hypothryoid
work stress, lack of sleep, caffeine, child birth - hormone changes, dehydration, foods high in sugar and salt, cold medicine, diet pills, cleaners(bleach and anomia), driving, air conditioning, cold air, sometimes; bending or standing up. Clarification of stress reaction -not generally while in the middle of stress, but when everthing seems calm and under control.
Stress and Anxiety, Alcohol, and excessive exerciseanxiety, alcohol, sudden exercise, and perhaps othersanxiety, being overweight.stress, overexertion, eating too much, caffiene, over-the-counter medications I haven't been able to figure out what the triggers are. I seem to notice the A-Fib more often when in bed. Maybe lying down is a trigger. I suspect exercise and stress... but the jury is still out on those.Only one that I have found so far is icy, slushy drinks (slurpees, frappachinnos, etc.)family matters (stress) over work(like yard work, mowing, cutting brush- after an hour on two sometimes I get tired and need a restAlcoholStress seems to be the big one but sometimes no known trigger.bending over too quickly; drinking coffee, though it's not always a problem. Sex. Smoking marijuana and taking ecstasy both cause a marked increase in flutters, for days afterwards (which is why I do neither thing now) Resting after stress, excercise, excitement (usually when I'm resting at night)Smoking is a definite trigger. Quinine in tonic water. Stimulants obviously (Caffiene, narcotics etc).

Lack of sleep possible and belive it or not, loud music in nightclubs can cause a flutter if the bass is excessive.
caffeine, large meals, vigorous exercise, alcohol, drinking water immediately after exercise often causes afib for me, swimming, pretty much anthing that tires the heartalcohol, caffeinelarge meals, caffeine, msg, white bread!, exercise, sex, adrenalineTriggershigh blood pressure-msg-coffee-alcohol-sleeping on left side-tiredness high altitude, stress, sugar, alcohol, caffeineDon't know. Will try to start associating things with episodescaffiene,heavy exercisestress can through into a full blown attack.. other wise it just comes out of no where. i have cut way way back on caffeine.red wine, caffiene, M.S.G. Unknown - however heavy exercise, bending down too quickly / standing too quickly, stress, chinese foods (MSG) appear to have played a role
No real know triggers. Cardiologist thought it may be alcohol, but last episode was after not drinking for a year.alcohol but sometimes not affected.Can be large or small amount
poss chocolate
Stress and over tiredNot sure what the triggers are, sometimes in the middle of the night, a lot of times when I am busy doing things or exercise, even house workDiagnosis of bradycardia at age 21
Panic disorder diagnosed at age 25
LAF associated 100% with vagal nerve parasympathetic reactions during sleep
Triggers are bs, I have avoided all kids of known triggers, but beleive most are in peoples minds. Medication can be mitigating cause as I found out with Flecinideand Rythumol.nonesleep deprivation
alcohol (day after intake)
stress
forgetting medication (flecainide)
viral infections (cold, flu)
sudden shock/fright.
Most common trigger now is sudden awakening (1hr after going to sleep) usually with dead arm (ie sleeping on arm and cutting off blood supply) No dreams at time of awakening)
Alcohol, Stressa lying on left hand side
b cold drinks
c heavy meal before bed
d going over pothole in car and sitting down with a heavy "plonk" into an armchair
unknown

I did use to drink at least 2-3 liters of diet coke a day for almost 15 years.
Stress, tiredness, certain perfumesnonestress, overeatingstrong coffee after dinner (not a problem at other times), cold drink after exercise (sometimes, if drunk too quickly), lying on left side when asleep (first hour or so), being suddenly awaken in first hour of sleep, possibly overtraining (ie not allowing sufficient recovery periods in exercise program - this may be the substrate rather than the trigger)coffee, large meals, sleeping on left side and basically, anythingnoneAlcohol, lying on left side, coffee & tea.Triggersstress, anxiety, excitementunknownstress& anxious statesGrief, flu?, overweight 40#caffeine (very strong coffee only)
extreme exercise
work-related stress ( only sometimes)
left side lying. over tired or hungry.Too much alcohol.I have symptoms almost constantly, I don't think any one thing initiates itfirst episode occured whilst running hard up steep hill whilst training for distance running. just seemed to pop felt like bubble in chest. reverted to normal in about 30 minutes whilst still running.Have given up running but think that excessive exercise would still trigger an attack.Triggered by raised blood pressure so have to avoid overdoing the alcohol.Onset seems to be totally random. Stress, bending over, sleeping or just lying down...sometimes no reason even while standing or sitting. Usually is preceeded by ectopic or skipped beats which are getting worse.Lifting heavy items (Over 10 lbs), trying to rush doing things, walking real fast.Over exercise
Alcohol
Long hours at work
Lack of sleep
no knownNo triggers. Events happen more during the day than the night. I do have sleep apnea and my doctor seems to think this my cause some of my attacks at night.Bending over, taking a big breath and running up stairs, Standing up to quickly.Illicit drug use, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Ecstasy. 7 day binge drinking indigestion, fatiguenone diagnosedLying down.(used to be just left side but now any position).
So far, all events happened while lying down except one during exercise. I have daily ectopic beats provoked by excercise going up and conming down.Bending over.Full stomach. Swallowing cold liquid.Pressure on my midback between spine and left shoulder blade. A pillow could do it. Many episodes start with flutter and then break down to fib.I not only feel the beats when I have an attack but I feel the fluttering atria in my throat.
Spend a lot of time worrying.The rhythm triggers a trauma response.
caffeine, alcohol, lying down, chocolate, excessive sugar, moderate to strenuous exercise (after), stressful situations (after), my ex-boss, lack of sleepStress
Coffee
red wine
fatique
alcohol, stressnone identifiedno definites. "maybes" include alcohol, stress, radical change in schedule (eating and sleep)Triggersalcohol, lying down, sleep, large meals, high adrenaline/panic attacknonenot known, not afflicted with normal listed causes or conditionsbeing nervous, upset about something, to much caffeneeCan't think of anything particular except high BP, menopause and a tendency to worry.Rest & relaxation. I can be in the middle of very high stress situations & I'm fine. The second I "let down" they start.Now I stay away from coffee-bummer!Big Carb Meals, StressWhen I am stressed or tired, especially with the pain of the RA.No identified triggers as of yet. All episodes are random, no more frequent during the day than at night. don't know what started this. All it could be was too much caffeine. But the doc says no.Pneumonia, otherwise currently in constant episode, on 02 constant, NoneTiredness,gardening leaning forward and getting up quickly. I sometimes find my heart beats very hard and strong (not fast)too much, too vigorous exercise--with all but one of the a-fib episodes occurring about 7 hours after my most intense work-outs

The only time I had an episode that wasn't hours after an intense workout was after an extraordinarily stressful week.

Two of my episodes occurred about 10 minutes after drinking an afternoon cup of coffee, so caffeine may have been an additional trigger.
My trigger points are getting very tired. I haven't noticed anything else.Nothing positive but, stress, too much alcohol, too large a meal at anytime, but worse late in the evening, lying on left side in bed, vigorous exercise, e.g. squash, running, etc, - all can cause a bout to occur.
Flecainide plus red wine became like flicking a light switch from sinus to AF - I now don`t take either.
UnknownExcercise, tiredness, fatigue, bending forward, stress and anxiety, breathing too deeply!?? suspect anxietyAlcohol, heavy meals, fatty foods,stress.Stress,big heavy meals,bending over,to much coffee and hormone's (always went into afib 5-7 days before my period)Don't know triggers. I awake with the tachycardia sometimes at nightTriggersPhysical or emotional stress, lack of sleepEating heavy meals late at night.
Too much alcohol
Stress originally, now when ever it wants to. Lying down now is also big trigger.Noneunknown for sure, too randomhigh exertion, a few glasses of wine Lying on left side, sudden bending down, especially after meals, belching, leaning on left arm and sometimes cold drinks.
Have been chronic afib for 7yr.
I think my a-fib is activated by foods I eat, salad dressing being one of the things that sets me off. Any type or kind! Also stress and worry and lack of rest.Lack of sleep, caffeine and alcohol. Also if I am unwell, e.g. a cold.stress, caffeine, chocolateallergy
stress
smoking and caffine consumption
phobia
fatigue, lack of sleep
gastrointestinal upsets
lying on left side
slow heart rate
excessive sugar intake


working in heat, sugar, fatigueNot really knownNot sure. Believe drinking and stress. Also possibly lack of sleep and dehydration. Truthfully I think if I avoided all these things I would still have some a-fib. WHEN I lift something heavy I can feel it coming onBending over, Drinking lots of ice water after exercisebelieved to be alcohol,although maybe maybe vagal as
had far more food that i would normally have.
Chocolate
Caffiene
Lying left side
Physical exertion
eating
Sleeping on left side
caffiene
exercise
light exercise after heavy exercise
Tension
Stress and anxiety main triggers.
Social occasions and excitement.
Pushing myself physically
Caffeine and Alcohol....perhaps sugary foods?
Getting too hot or too cold.
Mostly when just laying quiet or to the extreme when stressed out. No more wine at the dinner table.food, stress, illnessTriggersPigging out, eating late, drinking caffeine, or stress.AV-nodal reentry tachycardy (AVNRT),infection or flu (propbably higher CRP-level than normal), overactive exertion especially after meals, fatigue.Hypertension; following CV experienced occasional 1-off AF attacks, always at 5am, but returned to NSR (except the last time) Alcohol, hard workouts at the gym, stress, sleeping on left side. I WAS A COMPETITIVE SWIMMER FROM COLLEGE IN 1951 UNTIL 1987. THEN SWITCHED TO COMPETITIVE ROWING. CONTINUED ROWING WITH PACEMAKER BUT I HAVE STOPPED RACING AFTER LAST AF IN MAY 2006. I STILL ROW - LIGHTLY. MY TRIGGER BELIEF: PHYSICAL STRESS WHEN PERFORMING MAXIMUM PHYSICAL OUTPUT (E.G. MOVING FROM AEROBIC TO ANAEROBIC WORK) WHICH LIKE THE FIGHT/FLIGHT RESPONSE RELEASES ADRENALIN AND OTHER STRESS TRIGGERED SUBSTANCES WHICH THEN TRIP ME OUT OF NSR. THIS HAS BEEN A CONSTANT PATTERN FOR EVERY ONE OF MY NSR TO AFIB EVENTS. alcohol, stressA stressful event 12 mths ago could have sparked something,I had some dental work 12 mths ago and am currently looking into the dental fillings as a possible trigger.none apparentNone that I am aware of but occasionally episodes are triggered by a cough. Have had a number of high stress incidents in recent years and am convinced that stress doesn't trigger an episode.don't knowemotional stress or physical overexertion
heavy meal
gaster discomfort especially diarrhea
lying on the left side
Aspartame
Lack of sleep, stress, heavy meals, coffee (regular and decaf) predispose me toward attacks. Highly vulnerable for up to three days following drinking of a few units or more of alcohol.
Heavy exertion (running, climbing stairs, lifting heavy weights) will also trigger a bout (these are the worst kind because a-fib wont allow my body to recover from exertion).
Confined spaces (packed bus or aircraft cabin), stifling humidity and high ambient temperatures also seem to contribute.
Of all foods, only pizza seems to reliably set it off.
--Work stress and the feeling of needing to hurry lasting a day. Usually accompanied by not eating on time.
--Any physical activity or exposure to heat beyond my adrenal capacity and in which I do not take enough hydrocortisone for. If I guess wrong on how much cortisone I need for the activity or heat, then I will get a-fib within the next 24 hours.
--Cold drinks - only when accompanied by stress prior to having the drink. Otherwise in low stress times I can drink cold drinks, no problem.
--Diarhea and intestinal inflammation from illnesses lasting more than two days.
--Caffiene free diet sodas seem to very slightly worsen
--Too many sweets eaten druing times of stress will increase my likelyhood of having a-fib
over eating
lots of chilli (spicy food)
being over weight

i think not to sure
EXERCISE FOLLOWED BY ALCOHOL, EXERCISE WITHOUT FOOD, RESTING AFTER EXERCISE WITH SUGERY DRINK, I don't knowDRINKING, HOT PEPPERS,LAYING ON LEFT SIDEGetting overtired, on starting exercise.alcohol - red wine mostly and sleeping on left side seems to bring awarenessalcohol, emotional upsetCaffine, alcohol, stress, allergiessleeping on left side, moderate exercise, flutter starts about 12-18 hrs after taking atenolol/wafarinover eating, cold drinks, alcoholStress, heavy meal, lying on left side when reading or watching TVLying on side, bending over, leaning against hard surface.
Extreme exercise (fib begins when resting)
Seems cyclic, ? hormonal
TriggersstressExhaust fumes the most predictable trigger, e.g. outboard motors, chainsaw, standing behind the schoolbus, smoke from woodstove. Don't know whether this is carbon monoxide or fine particle air pollution.

Coffee and caffeine, alcohol.

MSG possibly.

Both vagal and adrenergic can trigger
noneStress anger saddnessFatigue
Heavy alcohol
Laying on Right side
Alcohol, anger, sleeplessness, anxietyMSGMy A-fibs are triggered by caffeine, stress, alcohol.Caffeine, lack of sleep, too much stress, bending over, alcohol consumption, etc.
My attacks are becomeing more frequent, they can be severe blacking out, dizzyness, my head tightning, hard to breath.

Caffine was a huge trigger, I don't use it any more and it occurs more frequently anyway.
heavy meal, heavy drinking, M.S.Ganxiety
relaxing
sleeping

seems to be both extreems
Unknown triggers, maybe exertion.Caffiene, Adrenaline , lack of sleep ,stress, excessive alcohol , excessive nicotene ,a bad combo of the above.

Being in a total state of rest and have something occur that 1)startles me for more than a few seconds (adrenaline rush) 2) waking up and having sex for a prolonged period of time (when possible;) 3) requires immediate phyical excurtion when not prepared.

Failure to take meds for more than 3-4 days in a row.Which has only happened once or twice in 11 years( I am good about taking meds.)

I have found certain foods (ie chocolate, cake with certain types of frosting) will do it. Sometimes things have lots of caffiene when you a least expect it.So i read labels when I wonder. I lot of things dont address caffeine on the label and should!
I have no known triggers, and think that I have adrenal rather than vagal AF, so it does get worse when I am stressed or nervous. I do however, avoid excessive caffine, only one cup of tea or coffee a day, and very little alcohol. I am very careful not to overdo it phyisically. My AF always gets worse when I have a virus, or any other minor illness.I tried to keep a record of my triggers. Chocolate, cafeine and definitely stress are factors. Everytime I thought I had it figured out something else seemed to trigger another attack and nothing made sense anymore.
Stress, alcohol, apneaMaybe cafeine in larger amounts. Otherwise it all looks like superstition in my case.stress and dietingUnable to identify with any certainty.
Possibly stress/anxiety - not helped by the fact that the condition causes severe stress and anxiety!
latest onset came after dinner when I went up stairscaffeine, sugar, over-exertion, noneTriggerscaffeine, stress, exercise, dehydrationEntrapped air and indigestionAlcohol - sometimes one glass of wine does it sometimes a bottle has no effect. OVER EATING----SLEEPING ON MY RIGHT SIDE ----EATING LATE AT NIGHT ----SOMTIMES JUST SITTING DOING NOTHING ----CAFFEENAlcoholunknowntoo much alcohol, anxiety, stress, menstral cycles, not sure exactly they happen all the time even when I'm asleepMore than 4 nips of Alcohol in one sitting.
Caffeine
stress, over eating, tired, exercisecoffee, chocolate, Clariton D, stress, not enough rest, over eating, panic attack.Alcohol, large meals, spicy food, stress.chocolate, wine, big meal, hot bath, fatiguePhysical exertion, swimmingGluten
MSG
Lack of sleep
Lack of food
Chocolate
Caffeine
Lay on left side
Lay on back
Stress
Electrolyte inbalance (esp. low magnesium and potassium)
Physical activity
Low magnesium
Low potassium
Stress, exerciseCaffeine in all variations (soft drinks, De-Caf, Chocolate, Tea). Cold medicines (pseudo-ephadrine), alcohol in excess, DHEA. bending over, exertion, stress, caffeine if I have any.Exercise
Stress
Often no apparent trigger
I have a bicuspid aortic valve which so far works fine and various doctors are in disagreement whether it could have caused the AF. There is some family history of AF.
I have no ideaAlcohol - particularly red wine! Stress, late nights, anxiety, Caffeine including chocolate, too much alcohol (more than a bottle of red over 4 hrs), STRESS, sudden cold water like diving, sitting at computer with a tight belt on.
Random as well I think.
cold drinks, stress, no sleepTriggersEating when very hungry ie. sudden sugar surge. Fear or anxiety. Embarrassment. Low adrenalin when relaxed.nonealcohol, caffiene, cigarette smoke, overeating after 8 pmPossibilities thought about so far: hot, humid weather, particularly at night; lying down to sleep, particularly on left side; eating fatty food late at night - e.g. cheese, pate; having one alcoholic drink too many, or two strong a drink - e.g. gin and vermouth - instead of just table wine; stress and worry about work and money.work or emotional stress

racing (episodes triggered by racing usually start on the second night after the race, not the first)

after evenings out, could be alcohol or food related

disturbed sleep

all 59 known episodes have started while in bed

there have been no episodes within 3 weeks of the previous episode
SleepPossible trigger: dehydration + beer
Really can't finger anything.
Food, especially a late dinner, and definitely lettuce, but not rocket.
Coffee
Tea
Stress
All the following I presume, if I was sure it would not happen again:
Very heavy ongoing physical effort
Heavy meals
Getting not enough sleep
caffeine, MSG, exertional exercise, stress, over eating, short on rest,
Alcohol, eating late, stress, digestive problems but don't know if this is result or cause, strenuous activity, tiredness.Vivid dreams. Seems fairly random sometimes.
The worst is in bed at night. When I lie down,heart beats so hard it vibrates whole body. I cannot get to sleep, which makes it worse too.
Seems to be if I eat a big meal, or lots of wheat based foods, cereals, bread, pizza, or beer and after excercise, walking up many flights of stairs back to the office at lunchtime (after a meal say)

I also get a runny nose, red eyes and sneeze a lot after eating slightly too much of these foods and think that the trigger could be food related ?
congestive heart failureI'm recovering from the procedure. I had a difficult time breathing right after the procedure. They used 3 liters of fluid into the chest cavity while doing the procedure. They immediately took me off Rythmol but I continue to stay on Toprol and have started Coumadin. I am having PVC's here and there but no afib. I'm hopeful this was a success. I won't know for sure for a few months as the scar tissue has to build up.all sustained episodes triggered by lying down on left side to sleep. I assume vagally mediated. caffeine, alcohol, lying down at night, exerciseParoxysmalCoughing or holding my breath while bending over.

Sleeping without a cpap (or losing air pressure)
Sugary cereals for breakfasti was first diagnosed after being at a wedding, drinking, eating, dancing, all the things most normal people do at weddings. my heart was racing and i felt faint. thought i drank too much. went to er, hr 170, converted to nsr after iv digoxin. after one year of this, i'm not sure what triggers it. food, menstral cycle, stress, anxiety, have had acid reflux for about 2 years prior and untreated hypertension which is now under control. IBS
Stomach upsets
Eating late in the day
Eating very spicy food
caffine, stress, exercise, rest., cold drinks,.many of the same triggers as I get with my migrainesAlways comes on in the middle of the night. Sleep?Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Normal coronary arteries.Triggersnone knownSugar, stress, lay on left side.caffeine
chocolate
rest AFTER exertion
cold drinks/ice cream
MSG
stress
slouching down when sitting
bending over
laying on left side
unknowI believe it may be a combination of fatigue, alcohol(even in moderate amounts},lying on left side & a heavy meal consumed later than usual. However, this is speculative at this time.Lying Down, After exercise, After large meals, cooking with lots of herbs, spices,sitting for long periods of time.Not been able to indentify any!Not sure as I am in and out of A fib throughout the day resting night time bouts occur between 2-4am
sitting down
PMT
Heavy meals.large meals, sitting while eating, stress,
most vulnerable in bed before sleep, or in bed just
after waking
Stress is a primary trigger and is always prevalent before an attack along with one or more of the following secondary triggers:
- alchohol: usually only one or two beers
- pizza and beer together (usually only one beer)
- lying down: attacks occur when relaxing on the sofa or when asleep in bed
- having a lot of things to fit in a day (e.g. travelling to muliple appointments)
pizza, emotional stress, excitement. Two of three episodes inlcuded late night pizza consumption. PAC salvosstress, vigorous exercise, recovery period after exercise, tiredness, alcohol, heavy meallarge meals, late meals, spicy foods late, always while sleeping, frequently after stressful situationStress {usually delayed a couple days after a stressful incident.} Too much alcohol. Caffiene. There are lots of things like bending or raising my arms that will get me going again when I feel like I'm starting to come out of afib. Sometime no obvious trigger. This is hard to describe, because it is different every time. Once I was lying on my right side and it started, but I hear lying on the left side is supposed to be the trigger.Preservatives (in food)
Stress
Tiredness
Dehydration
Majority: getting in bed; sleep
Minority: stress, vagal stress
excessive fatigue
extreme stress
overeating
alcohol(I notice just about any amount will do it).
strenuous excercise. Graham hasn't noticed any particular foods to trigger his A.F.EACH major EPISODE SEEMS TO ALWAYS be related to food...The first major espisode in 1999 was set off after a large meal which included a lot of peanut satay sauce.

I had 3 more episodes in 2002 between Sept and Dec. I noticed that peppers or capsicums were in each of my meals preceding these attacks.Also my meal was a large serve. When I recognised this, I made changes and as a result, it significantly reduced the number of minor af episodes. I also had no more major attacks until this week.

I had a larger that normal meal of 7 supermarket sausages that were salty and these later made a rather acidic ast feeling in my gut. I had no salads with this. At midnight, I got into bed...then after a short time, it started into AF. I can feel that when the contents of my stomach enter into the intestine,thats when the Af will start.


Triggers that may cause short episodes include: stress, certain positions when lying down.
Caffeine, exhaustion, chocolate, alcohol.Usually happens resting in bed.
Alcohol has almost certainly been a factor on one or two occasions. Very cold ice cream caused one episode, exercise caused one once years ago, suspect too much tea also on another occasion. And tiredness. Usually it's difficult to put the finger on exactly what the trigger is.
Triggerspossible caffeine
xs alcohol
lack of sleep
Caffine, Hot Tub, Stress, but mostly nothing.alcohol-work related stress-not eating regularly-late meals ie long period from last meal and then eating heavily-strenuous work without proper hydrationstress
ilness
lack of sleep
beta agonists (asthma meds)
high carbohydrate meal
alchohol
high stress
drinking cold glass of water
diet?
hard to tell, stress eating the wrong foods (possible food allergies)or overeating, alcohol, exercising without hydration, hypoglycemia, indigestion, not properly warming up prior to weight lifting, caffeine, fatiguecrackers,bread,diet pop, antihistimens spelling?, cough medicine,high stress are the worse.but this does not happen all the time, just some of the times.ExertionPreviouse episodes were diagnosed as general anxiety attacks.

At the time of my fist attack, I was under allot of stress on the job.
stress, anxiety, excercise, caffiene, alcohol, nothingMaybe Stressspicey foods, stress, lack of rest, laying on left sideNo triggers identified. episodes start without warning, at various times day and night.Stress, excessive physical exercise, alcohol, caffeinevomitingovereating,phyisical stress, mental stress,the first few time it was caused only by drinking alcohol. Thereafter it started also by heavy eating and lately no cause at all. 90% of the time it occured at night or early morning hours. MY BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THAT MOST OF THE TIME I WAKE UP FEEL THE FASTR HEART RATE AND WITHIN MINUTES THE FAST HEART RATE CAUSES PULMONARY ADEAMA AND HAVE TO GO THE EMERGENCY HOSPITAL. relaxation after exercisealcohol ***
ozone (from air cleaner) ***
virus ***
sodium late in day***
stress
various drugs:
sympathetic reducers: alpha and beta blockers
statins: Lipitor ***
dehydration
Caffeine, Alcohol, Stress, Viral InfectionsAlcohol, stress, anxiety, sleep/ relaxing, caffeine. Smokey rooms i.e. pubs. Talking too much! ExerciseExtreme exercise; alcohol; pizza; spicy foods; large meals; indigestion; anxiety.lying down, leaning back in a chair, large meal, stress, low blood sugar....TriggersnoneAlcohol??? Most of my afib episodes have started when I'm sleeping. I do not drink a lot of caffiene, nor am I doing any regular exercise (the treadmill arrives for our home next week)Indigestion forming gas that is burped excessively

Getting overly excited or tired, causing rapid heartbeat, that then at times becomes irregular.
(1)If my AF was induced by sleep apnea (low blood oxygen levels)then alcohol was the probable cause, so now nil intake and my sleep breathing rhythm has returned to normal.
(2) I noticed that Coffee affected my heart beat, so nil intake of all caffeine products.
(3) After a strenuous one hour walk, after a few days of no exercise at all. Now a little and often.
(4) Stressful situations and sudden explosive noises.
Too early to say what are the known triggers. Suspect a combination of things - excersize, wine, stress....?Decongestants
Caffeine
High stress
stress, alcahol, lack of sleep, coffeetiredness
stress
alcohol
cafeine
excercise
Caffeine (including decaf coffee), DHEA, DayQuil, Alcohol (just found that out thanks to this database...had new episode and could not figure out why until I found this site..thanks). Stress. Cheese (particularly cooked);
Red Wine;

Feb 2010 - nearly cured but require a DC cardioversion every 12-18 months.
Alcohol
Startle/shock
Large heavy meals
Locking knees
Swallowing large amounts of fluid at once
Pre-menstrual
Maybe StressStress, exercise, fatigue, lack of sleep, cold-flu or some kind of illness, bend over while sitting, meals and food after exerciseLarge meals. Sleeping. Often just sitting around. Standing up from lying down or kneeling. Alcohol. Sometimes stress, but usually this remits to normal state quickly. At other times it just seems to happen for no identifiable reason.Stress, bending down, over excercise, walking up gradients, stairs etc. All seem to worsen the condition.Alcohol hangovers ie day after,are the worse.Tiredness
lack of sleep or poor sleep ( drink,hangovers?!). Food,
I'm not sure what sometimes a sandwich and tea at work lunchtime, definately a largish meal in the evening. I
am interested to see if there is a correlation with
body functions,ie enzymes ect 'in digestion and the
'waking monster'.I can tell when AF is about to happen
as the feeling starts in the gut solar plexus area, sadly
I can never be sure how intense the AF will be.
In permanent AF, but do have some triggers to worse episodes: lack of sleep or highly irregular sleep/eating pattern, unusual emotional stress. Raising arms above head for long time (as when putting up curtains). Other times I have no idea why.Loud Music or Noise, Smoky Environment, Alcohol, Caffeine, Indigestion,Stress, anger, high carb diet perhaps. Eating too much can cause stomach pressure which sometimes seems to trigger AF. In at least one instance I felt my diaphram contract right before a short AF episode. Exercising too hard can cause AF. Once had this occur after beating the heavy bag 'with spirit' during martial arts training. It wasn't diagnosed yet at the time.Extreme adrenergic situationsColds (coughing), stress, caffine, heavy exercise, digestion
very cold drinks like ice cream and malts. Cold cokes don't do it. I have to get a good vagal freeze to set off the afib.
All the pleasurable things in life are reputed triggers. Rather than abstain I indulge in all in moderation (Coffee, chocolate, wine, beautiful women, an occasional cigar, an occasional drink, dairy products, dancing...)
TriggersAll but 1 of 7 episodes sleeping. Once was under a fair bit of stress.Not sureALCOHOL
STRESS
Unknownnone knownIndigestion, Intense Exercise, Bending Over Quickly with full stomach. PACs always precede an episodestress, tiredHIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
ALCOHOL IN EXCESS
EXTREME ACTIVITY
pneumonia, caffiene, was on cold pills too long (over a month)As time goes on, its looking increasingly like dehydration is a trigger for me.none - chronicintense exercise , alcohol,high fat food, caffien,sleep apnea, sleeping on left or back,some drugs and supplements,heavy eating,high stress , alcohol. Don't know any others as it usually happens at night when I am sleeping. Cold drinks do not bother me and diary does not seem to be a trigger as I have gotten episodes several times when I was vegan and not since I added dairy back to my diet. I have eliminated all caffeine.fatigue, caffeine (sometimes)Nonedehydration
stress
caffeine
smoking/chewing tobacco
heavy meals triggers racing heart
Alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, stress, extreme worry, fear,
inhalants and antihistamines, adrenaline rush, resting at night, lack of sleep
have them at night while sleeping, after large mealsnonesocial situations
emotional upset
cold, wind
sudden waking
I love wine. Wine dinners and knowing about wine has been a real source of entertainment for me. I just went to a new cardiologist yesterday for a second opnion. He says I should not drink at all. THat is hard but I will do it. If that is what is triggering it. He did say it is hard to tell what the trigger is now that I have already been put on Betapace.Alcoholnonen/aTriggersalcolol, heavy meal, stress, lack of sleep.Dehydration
Stress
Alcohol
Lack of sleep
Stress, Sleeping on left side or stomache, eating a lot at once, anxiety, have GERD and think I may have a Hiatal Hernia (from pregnancy and weight gain)that cause it.

Can,t tell, since I am in perm AF.
Lack of sleep, STRESS, Adrenalin (even pleasant adrenalin rush), migraine, sometimes excercise can bring it on.Monosodium glutamate. Food additives (havent isolated which ones yet but again savoury foods)
Digoxins and suplhates (Preservatives) in processed cooked ham, meats etc
MSG? sleeping on left side, salty meals, volume depletion, high carbs/sugarsstress, caffeineBrain Freeze from a Pina Coolada at the Cheesecake Factory, Smoke, 3 beersCaffeine
Tiredness
1997 was put on AMiodorone (200 mg) Warfarin (was always 3mg but no forever changing (mostly higher). Medication stopped working last year and was causing a lot of missed beats, etc. The Cardiolgist I saw privately took me off the Amiodorone (takes 6 months to get out of your system). However my seventh month was last Nov 03 and I went straight back into AF. extreme physical exertion, possibly smokey environmentsAs I am in constant AF, I do not even think about triggers. But I do avoid caffeine ( I do remember one event before AF diagnosed, drinking strong coffee and almost immediately feeling my heart beat change) and try to avoid stress.
not knownNot known. Seems to happen most in my sleep.
Also sometimes is brought on by execise (dancing) and sometimes converts while exercising---seemingly without rhyme or reason
Wish I knew!
First awareness was a high adrenaline situation (watching daughter in rowing regatta)at the same time I was using Sudafed (pseudo ephedrine).
Another simply at work.
Another simply driving to the airport to pick up sister.
Another chain sawing a tree in mid Aug.
Many just happened when they wanted to. But you know that.
drinking cold liquids ALWAYS while standing
Sleep need more rest than before have to schedule my life high stress sometimes triggers it high jumpyness Absolutely none. With each attack, I examine my lifestyle to try to find a common denominator. No luck, most happen at night... Wish I could find a trigger, so that I could do something about it!
Believe it or not, the closest I ever came to a 'known trigger' was that it often happened when I was cleaning my teeth at night! Must stop cleaning my teeth!
MSG, Caffeine, chocolate, fatigue, postural (bending over too fast, sitting in a recliner to fast (at times), getting up or laying down too fast, I avoid additives + preservatives as I will get PVC"S if I have too many leads me into afib,aerobic exercise, flu or sickness puts me in a fragile state and Afib usually follows,(dehydration or fatigue) , soy products (I get lots of PVC's after consuming), alcohol, emotional or work-related stress,Physical overexertion like shoveling snow or lifting heavy stuff, pushing,lying on the left side,Aspartame (NutraSweet),too much sugar, It is clear that the triggers for afib are many and varied and highly specific to each individual except for excessive emotional and physical stress which is pretty well universal.

Vagal? most events start during sleep.
But also can be brought on when cooling down from strenuous exercise.
Used to be stress and sometimes sudden exercise, chocolate, caffeine, now after a meal in the eveningsAny time sleepping or standing, active or setting it kicks in thounth out the day. It is in the tramam of the nerves in the spinal core. A state of stress has had it toll in aggeravating known trigger episodes. large amounts of frash gralic helps control stress/blood pressure/collesterol assisting the blood flow and reducesing recoving time of episodes. Take four to five cloves for two hundred pound men every thrid day. Just bring water to boil and drop cloves in for one or two minutes no longer than that. Serve on a low sodium ritz cracker and a small cup of red wine. please get creative if you are not a garlic lover as I. Sudden cold (going outside into cold, jumping into cold sea) Lack of sleep
Lying in bed
Alchohol
Triggersalcohol, cheese, milk,lying on left side, bending downnone certain, possible food allergy triggerused to be hangover from drinking to start @ 22 yrs old. then started to become more frequent at rest and after big meal or MSG in meal. Attacks just started coming on more and more intil cronic @ 40Monosodium Glutamate, Red Wine, sleeping or turning over rapidly to left , also adrenalin rushes/ panic when feeling a small flutter. ALWAYS happens while in bed at night without exceptionExcercise and excertionDrinking a glass of cold orange very quickly. Lying down in bed before sleep.stressdehydration, none others noted They seem to happen whenever I relax. I can't sit down or lay down for more than a minute or two and they begin. Sometimes they even happen while I'm walking, exercising, etc. This makes it hard to sleep, I'm awake on my third day straight right now.Alcohol Consumption?
Smoking?
It seems that each episode has been preceded by a period of drinking large amounts of alcohol, no more (and in some cases less) than any of the other people I was in company with, but I guess I have a sesitivity to alcohol?
Exercise after drinking, too much caffiene, taking decongestants (i.e. tylenol sinus, Nyquil).NO KNOWN TRIGGERS.COFFE SEEMS TO AGGRIVATE BUT NOT SURE.postural or high-intensity exercise whilst being dehydrated or having recently had too much alcohol or aspartameI believe caffein, stress and being overly tired. I wish I knew, but am trying to find out.stress, alchol, holidays,larger holiday meals, very cold drinks, ice cream, tonic waterAlcohol
Stress
Unknown
caffine and whiskeyGERD
Gas and bloating

Work stress, cardio workouts, caffeine (none for 15 years), sleeping on my left side, bending down and standing too quickly, not getting enough sleep, colds and flu.Stress
Caffeine
Fatigue
Ectopic beats
ICE COLD DRINK right before AFIB w/ "brain freeze"
stress, elevated BP, lack of sleep, psudophed, coffee, nicotene, withdrawl from Effexor.
noneCan't find anyStress and fatigue especially when combined with alcohol
Does not seem to be caffeine related
Triggerscaffeine? antihistamines?1)Has been caused by Alcohol twice.

2)Recently possibly triggered by lack of sleep and fatigue.

3) Mostly there are no triggers. It comes on for no reason.
none known for sure, some suspected... stress? Large Meals?Excess sugar for sure, like a handful of jelly beans. Sleeping on left side. Over tired or stress. heavy exercise - stressat first all attacks would happen at rest most just after waking up in the morning. some after being active and then sitting down to rest for 15-20 min. I felt like heart always returned to NSR after.

now I am in constant AF and only have attacks when I over do it. or take hot shower.
caffeine and stressIt sort of crept up on me but I did have strange palpitations and chest feelings after alcohol....stress....frightsI haven't had enough episodes to determine triggers, but stress could certainly be one. (First episode was the day of my stress test, second was during a move)Stress, lifting over 50 pounds, Alcohol overindulgence, large meals before bedtime, exhaustionEustress
Distress Makes no difference, happy times are as devestating as illness, death of family member, car wreck, etc. Being TOO TIRED (on CPAP, and that alone keeps me from getting a really restful sleep. Anxiety disorder, I just can't make my brain understand that these (Mule Kick) irregular beats are "Not Life Threatening". Sure feels life threatening to my "primative brain".
initially vagalstress, anxietyred wine
sleeping on left side
anxiety/stress
significant lack of sleep
ice cold drinks
caffeine in colas
Strenous exercise
High Stress
resting after exertion,driving home after work,going to bed
etc....
Alcohol, large meals late, stress, nightmares. Always happens 2-3 hours after going to sleepThings such as alcohol, caffeine, stress, lack of sleep and especially standing up too quickly are definitely triggers. However, even when I avoid these things I still get short bouts of a-fib for no apparent reason.
Stress. That's all I know so far. Still looking for triggers.Cold fluids after exercising, caffine, excessive drinkingcold drinks after moderate exertion.
lack of sleep.
dehydration.
nonedigestive upset causing wind/flatulance always causes problems but doctors never accept this.bending down
alcohol
fatigue
Triggersover exertionI guesss that old devil 'stress' plays a big part for me. I have carefully logged each of the episodes I have suffered and every single one has followed a stressful situation or event. The most recent AF occurred during the night a nd awoke me. I had spent most of the day driving in extreme heat (although the car was ice cold due to air conditioning)and probably became dehydrated due to lack of sufficient to drink. I returned home, went out for a long walk with my wife. We returned home, had a nice meal with two glasses of wine and then I worked late into the evening accompanied by two glasses of sherry! I also think that chocolate and very cold drinks might be possible triggers, and drinking too much tea. I have had two attacks following bending down and lifting a fairly heavy weight. There are probably a million other things that I don't even know about!I think they are mostly caffeine - was probably also smoking and a steady diet of a little too much wine.
I also think that anger is a big one for me - and fear of the condition. I have always tended toward depression, and I began to feel like being alone would kill me. I am now with my husband and son.
dinner if it is too much, or pasta, tomato, banana
Stress and other factors such as onset of angina
cold drinks
bending over
Work stressLack of sleep
Stress
Spicy food
StressAlcohol.
Strenuous activities (raking the lawn, washing windows).
Cold Medication (NyQuil).
Attacks wake me from sleep, but no other triggers apparent.

StressStress,alchohol,caffiene,aerobicsheavy meal & indigestion, fatigue (lack of sleep),alcohol occasionally, stress occasionally, resting after exertion, I began taking Diovan for hypertension. The first night I
took it, I went into tachycardia - not noticing Afib. On the eight day I was so disoriented from the Diovan that I was stressed. I can't remember if I drank anything cold before the attack. After the first attack, I had three small attacks lasting only a few seconds after drinking cold water and cold club soda. The last attack I had lasted 11 hours and it was after I gulped down cold club soda out of a bottle.
Possibly eating to much to late. I just wake up with it, but have many ectopics some days, but not necessarly the days I have a-fib.Sleeping on left side. Temperature extremes (Cold/Hot). "Slouching" posture. Anger/Stress. Food products such as soy, tomatoes are suspected. Caffeinated beverages. Excessive intake of air. Alcohol. Overexertion during exercise. At times there is no identifiable "trigger"; the attacks can appear at random. They are really quite unpredictable.nonethe reason I'm in afib. is because I had undiagnosed rheumatic fever at age 8-9. The strep virus settled in around my mitral valve and laid down tissue which eventually resulted in a narrowing of my mitral valve - the valve between L atrium and L ventrical. At the point is was discovered I had a blood clot in my L atrium due to blood backing up in the atrium because it couldn't fit through the mitral valve quickly enough. I had slowly become more and more tired, and sought treatment when I realized how irregular my heart rate was.Bending down to pick things up from ground the first time.
The second time I had a severe headache and took some Tylenol with ice water, then the fib started.
Stress, poor sleep, vigorous excercise, too few calories. Dr's said excercise and healthy diet shouldn't be a problem, they always said alcohol, caffine. But in my case they were wrong, I now drink and eat poorly, and do no excercise except mowing the lawn&golf, but Afib is completely gone with no meds. In my case I definitely attribute the cause to trying to do more than my body could handle, I have a strong will and didn't listen to my body and pushed it beyond its limits. I have never been athletic. The excercise routine on top of very demanding job, and stressful family life with young kids, on top of very healthy low calorie diet was too much for my heart to take.suspect alcohol, coffee, teaTriggersFull stomach, stress, hot and humid condition.alcohol, flying - altitude - hypoxia, large meal late, onset hours after exercise. My episoldes always happen at night, typically shortly after I have fallen asleep. Lying on my back or left side seems to trigger it.lying on left side at night, when resting.In whirlpool/hot tub (thinks its from masssaging effect on back), when walking round shops. Hard to say, it just sets off when I least expect it, and have to sit and rest when its uncomfortable.the consultants are not sure.
maybe.
caffine
alcohol
stress
a syndrome because my arms are longerthan the total height of my body.
ANYTHING that constricts the left carotid artery; certain accupunture points when otherwise tension-predisposed to an episide; leaning back against a chair back (or other object) that puts pressure for a prolonged period just below the left scapula; being overly tired or overly stressed out; shallow breathing; sometimes an excess of coffee, especially when combined with elevated mental (not really physical) stress factors); MOST episodes have NO known / identifiable / apparent 'cause' (of which I am aware) -- they just seem to 'happen' -- sometimes with 'symptoms' for ~1-hr preceeding -- sometimes 'out-of-the-blue' -- with no particular (known) concentration within this rangeNone KnownAfter eating, cold drinkingI guess stress, however seems to occur even while sleeping
and doing non stressfull times as well.
MSG, food additives; over-eating; frequent post-prandial symptoms; alcohol; sleep depravation; stress.Stress, lack of sleep, sugary foodsStressful job, large meal, wine, ice water, As I reflect back, I was having stress at work and home with trying to get everything done, pigged out on chocolate (caffine) and diet Lipton ice tea (5 bottles a day). I believe it caught up with me.
A doctor I met in emergency (India) when I asked if heat and cold had anything to do with it, said yes. They use to put ice around the patients head to get them to go back to sinus rhythm. My husband had an attack at 12 noon and I gave him ice water and by the time we got to emergency, he was back to normal.
bloating,feeling full ,bending , shock of fright,large meals, resting, believe dysopyramide is making it worse and went off of beta-blocker, spicy foods, or anything that causes gastral upsetAlcohol
Exertion
vigoress exercise, emotional stress, big steak dinerscoffeine (coffe & tea including decoffenaited coffe and coffeine-free natural teas, cola drinks, chocholate), fruit (bananas caused the worst arrhythmias I had to date apparently due to thyramine they contain; also apples and citrus fruit; mellon fruits are fine), smoked meat (thyramine again), aged cheese, soya products, junk food, spicy food, beans, MSG in various food (stay away from chinese restaurants). Also, some medications I tried in the past (Naturopath supplenets like vitamins, minerals; traditional Chinise medicine and even regular Aspirin - regular, low-dose or coated) seems to trigger Afib so I am not taking it. In the past I also tried Coumadine (blood thiner) but I had to discontinue its use after severe chest pain (so I had some kind of reaction to this drug)Don't know any -each time I went into AF it was different situation and the time in between relapses was getting less and less - I can stay in normal sinus rhythm for about a month.cyclical oestrogen variances
icy-cold drinks
? alcohol
Alcohol, very cold/frozen drinks, stress, extended anaerobic exercisecaffein, MSG, alcohol, altitudesleep/resting in the evening. My arrythmias are triggered by position.ie---laying down flat will almost always trigger svt burst and pvc's.weird!!!,but so trueTriggersCaffiene, stress, laying on left side, too much noise, simple household chores, loss of sleep and fatigue.stress,lack of food(hunger),dehydration,laying down on right hand side,bending down to tie shoes pick up objects etc,lying on chest,running,fight or flight situations,migraineProbably the hemolysis depleated muscles and heart? strength?

I do look at Hans bb., have taken on the WW trial and was on UW prior to that. Was put on Lanoxin and a BB, that stuffed me right up in two weeks, came off them, saw a different cardio he put me on Tambocor "on demand" only have not had meds since 28.11.02.
StressnoneLack of sleep, caffine, stress, alcohol, heavy exercise, rapid drop-off or rapid increase in blood sugar levels, hunger, chocolate or any amount of refined sugar over 1 tspn. Combinations of the above over the preceeding 24 hours.To much excersise.possibly getting dehydrated form it.
First sighn was in 1982 when running,heart went up to 175,but no other symtoms then.
unknown
often related to menstrual cycle
I haven't figured my triggers out.NAmigraine
poss. low magnesium
Drinking
Spicy Food
none knownI don't know anything for sure yet but I got on my puter looking for any connection between laying down to sleep and eating at night and afib. Those are the two things I've noticed so far. Also sitting slouched over is uncomfortable.I would suggest a combination of heartburn, chocolate and alcohol tied in with a big late meal and a kip will start it in the early hours of the next morning whilst resting.
alcohol, caffeine, sleep or relaxation, lying on left side, stressCaffeine, stressMy episodes almost always occur at night when I am asleep.I am awakened by the rapid heart beat which can be as high as 220 bpm's but usually ay around 180.I never try to wait them out.I go to the E.R and get converted.At first varopamil worked well but as time passed I have had to rely on the shock paddles.Due to the frequency of attacks,my back and chest is always burned and scarred.I just completed ablation and am hopefull it will solve my problem.MRI 2 wks before diagnosed in ER
local surgery (5 months before diagnosis)---felt like I had the flu next day & lasted about 6 wks that I couldn't work---hind sight ---> afib!
Sleep. Stress. Alcohol maybe, but not consistantly. Same with tomato sauce (garlic?). Eating late, but once again, not consistantly.fatigue, emotional or physical stress,sleeping,alcohol, coffeeAcid-forming food, walking more than 15-20 minutes.TriggersSTRESS
WEATHER CHANGES
Stress,possibly alcohol but quit drinking after first known episode.Nothing definiteNone known, was feeling weak and had shortness of breath in Oct 2000, check with family doctor and was diagnosed with afib at that time, was hospital, doctor tried to get my heart in sinus and the bpm (200-250) lowered. Got my bpm lowered, however failed to get my heart sinus. Tried numerous med to get sinus. Continued to be a Afiber until Feb 2002, at that time I was hospitalized for three days, started tikosyn. Have been sinus sence then. Hope I never return to an afib???alcohol, usually triggered an event 24 hours later.
cholcolate
a nights sleep (especially noticable on left side sleeping).
a meal, I first starting getting episodes after lunch, which was often after exercise.

caffienated and decaffienated coffee, caffienated cola drinks. Staying up late the night before combined with late-night eating to excess. The onset of an afib episode almost always occurs during a period of relaxation which follows an unusually stressful period or following unusual physical exertion. Ninety percent of my episodes occur on Friday or Saturday, the other episodes occur on Thursdays. Stress, Sudden exertion, Caffine, Cold Drinks, Sleep, Sometimes Anti-arrythmic medications such as Rythmol. Bananas are the worst single trigger of severe events. Have completly eliminated from diet.unknownSeems like anything or nothing at all. Can't really pinpoint
much except stress, caffene and perhaps rest and maybe soy sauce or sashimi. I could be just sitting or driving, reading, cooking -- it just comes on.
no actual trigger all the time
Alcohol.. sometimes when I have first drink sometimes next day, sometimes not at all. Usually all the time with wine or hard liquor oan only sometimes with beer.
Sudden stressful situations.
Sleeping on my left side or back.
Sometimes just in the middle of the night.
Certain type of foods.
Alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, exercise, eating lateNone known.Large meals especially late in the evening.
Alcohol.
General stress.
Too much exercise too quickly.
Sudden changes in temperature.
Sudden very loud noises.
Sleeping on the left side. (sometimes)
Combination of alcohol and chocolate wiyhin a time frame of an hour.
Physical stress ie running hard for an extended period thus raising heat rate to >120 bpm
chocolate, MSG, Licorice, diet sodas, over abundance of sugarQuit caffeine upon onset of diagnosis. Suspect extreme physical activity is triggerAlcohol, Stress, Stenuous Exercise, MSGcaffeine
MSG
Excedrin
sleep, resting after a meal.No specific triggers are known by me to cause afib except possibly fatigue (as a symptom of the hyperthyroidism)don't know of anySleeping on left side.
Relaxing at night, sleeping (Noted association with night sweats). Of the 20 or so initiations of AT FIB during the past year, all [except 1] have started between 10pm and when awaking next morning.

Lack of keeping constant sleep cycles.
Note: Fraternal twin brother apparently also has AT FIB frequently, with events lasting several days.
1.while asleep (early morning hours 4-6 am), usually after long high stress days.

2. After murder attempt - on me- shot at at close range by derranged individual
Triggers in my opinion: Acid reflux which causes the esophagus to become tender-the corresponding discomfort is the major trigger,

Other triggers include not sleeping on my right side and foods that promote gastric distress (dairy, heavy foods before sleeping, acidic foods, mexican food etc..)

Other major trigger, alchohol, caffeine.
TriggersstressCaffeine, chocolate, overeating throughout the day, eating large meals at home or in restaurants also salty food in a restaurant, second hand smoke, strong odors like paint and varnish, indoor and outdoor pollution, strong emotions like excitement,anger and also disappointment in the lack of integrity in some people, falls, over exertion and dehydration. Colonoscopy prep such as Phospho-Soda (too much salt in it).fatique, extreme hunger or thirst, alcohol, caffein, stuffing my stomachTaking deep breaths, laying down, eating too much...pretty much anything involving my diaphragm muscle.Estragen low. HRT - putting on a new patch seems to help.
Chocolate, stress, coffeeSugar, caffine, Exercise, StressSometimes stress due to undertaking something new, after dinner speaking for the first time, playing the club final bowling match etc.
Not work related.
Have suspicion that flying has something to do with triggering.
Big meals,premade cakes,biscuits,flans,chocolate,cheese,1 glass of red fine but not 3,Chinese food,tea,coffee.

Reluctant to go back to this type of eating at the moment
any methyxanthines (coffee, chocolate), stress, fatigue, alcohol, ectopydrinking something cold, getting hot, caffeinecaffeine, alcohol, exercise, stage fright (performance anxiety), surgery?I never could identify specific triggers, but whatever they were most likely upset potassium/sodium balance and levels, which when reset by the kidneys would cause an episode to self-terminate. To me this is the most logical, perhaps the only, etiology of the 'paroxysmal' form of a-fib. Quite obviously something changes to set the stage for the arrhythmia and changes back to allow the sinus node's rhythmic firing to dominate (it's known that the sinus node continues to 'fire' during a-fib but is overridden by the electrical 'noise'). Another possibility is an upsetting of acid/ base balance out of the required very narrow pH of 7.35 to 7.45, thereby altering sodium/ potassium balance, and perhaps electrical conductivity of the extra-cellular fluids. None of this was ever checked during many (~10) ER visits. Pizza, Caffeine, Stress, Tired.StressStress
Exercise maybe.
Still looking for others, but not easy to identify.
Have given up caffeine, spicy foods, cheese, alchohol, and try to avoid MSG and reduce intake of food additives, but no major benefit as far as I can see.
Most frequent are heavy meals; however, 50% of episodes occurred under many different circumstances, some even just when awaking. My cardiologist says there are no consistently predictable triggers.3 years ago when this happened I was smoking, and drinking regular coffee, and drinking beer 2 or 3 days a week. I believe the AF was triggered when I bought a bicycle and I was trying to ride up a hill, so it was the physical exertion. Since then I quit smoking and drinking anything with caffeine. I drink a 6 pack once a week. Recently, I was trying to lose weight so I ate smaller and smaller meals, but I was still riding my bike and working out at health club. I use to get my heart rate up to 140 bpm twice a week, but I slacked off from doing that. I stopped for a water ice one day and then I ate it too fast and I felt that brain freeze, and then I believe that is when my heart started AF. Also I was on a 40mg maintenance dosage of beta pace for the past 2 1/2 years. That week I missed taking 2 days of beta pace, so that may of had something to do with it too.Alcohol
Chocolate
Over eating
Exercise
Too many late nights
Hot shower
Stress
Eating too much
Caffeine
Alcohol
Stress
Anxiety(though not sure if this is the chicken or the egg)
Triedness.
After a meal especially in the evening.
Generally occurs when I was running. Most frequently when I was running on the track at a fast pace.Triggerscaffienewish I knewCold drinks/ice cream eaten quickly, heavy lifting, lying on left side, stress, extreme fatique from hard physical work, often go out while resting or while I am asleep and it wakes me when it happens, sudden loud noises or being frightened by being surprised by someone or something can start an episode once in awhile. More than 2 drinks will cause AF - I don't know if wine, beer or liquor is the worst - I just drink very little now.Alcohol, Tobbacco-chewing, and unknown.cold weather, stressCurrently happens at night or when resting after a meal.
Before when in flutter,I have no idea what triggered it as it could occur at any time.
I have suffered from mild hiatus hernia,and have chest pain from I think a worsening scoliosis of the spine.I stoop which tends to give me pain in the ribs.
over exertionno known triggersI have no known triggers other than dehydration. Have to be careful to dring plenty of water especially after exercising or before flying. As far drinking goes, its not necessarily a trigger, unless I have more than 2 glasses of wine. Exercise used to be a trigger but since I was finally diagnosed with a-fib 3 years, I haven't been up to too much exercise.now i'm chronic (persistent, seemingly close to permanent. The latest cardioversion lasted 12 hours before reversion to afib. Update: 7/30/02 Been on amiodarone for 60 days and have now been in NSR for the last 2 weeks after electrocardioversion. Feel the best I've felt in a long time.alcohol, caffeineChristmas, Easter, Vacation, pressure at work.
At the hospital he was on EKG for 7 hours when I got to the ER, I was allowed to give him the fresh vegetable juice I brought, 20 min later he converted, then went back to afib.
He trys not to use his inhailers for his lungs, seems they may trigger the afib for him.
Indigestion, stress, more than 2 alcoholic beveragesIn decreasing order of importance:

Intense exercise
fever
alcohol
Sleep deprivation
dehydration
heavy meal
caffeine,chocolate
Alcohol, sleep (especially when exhausted)
Sugar.caffine,stress,cold drinks...sometimes out of
no where
Dehydration, Red wine, large meals, greasy food, tiredness, stooping, stretching, stress. None that can be identified. Mostly I wake up with AF or it occurs very late in the evening. Often I find that I have AF when I've been sleeping on my left side. When in AF, lying on my LHS seems to aggrivate the condition.TriggersSUGAR
LAYING DOWN
Random occurance, sleeping on left side, sleeping on back, chest infections, colds.Occurs at rest in bed at night. Usually wake from sleep. If i lie on my left side. Late night eating or heavy meals. Overindulgence in alcohol. Chinese food. Sometimes tea. Sometimes bending down. Yawning. I always know i am going to get an attack by the skipped beats. Exercise, stress, ham, corned beefI have "susceptible" times of the day. Ususally from 4 PM on. I usually get an increase in ectopic beats at this time. If I partake in alcohol, chocolate or bend over I may go into AF or sometimes it will occur when I'm just relaxing and doing nothing. Quite frequently I will go into AF after aerobic exercise when my heart rate is on the decline (vagal rebound).Most of my episodes came on a time basis, which varied over the years. If I was near a AF cycle, I could bring it on early by physical exertion.
No known substance triggers. It was time or physical exertion.
MSG, Caffine, Beer wine etc. Bending over, fatigue.chocolate ,caffeine, alcool, cold drinks ,passive smoking
Have not yet found a trigger.Drs have never determined a true trigger for me, but have advised me to stay away from caffeine, nicotine, any kind of stimulants.caffeine, alcohol, fatigue, vigorous exerciseWork stress and chocolate.glutamates (including MSG), caffeine, excess alcoholRed wine,
Exercise,
forget medication,
empty stomach or after a full meal
certain movements
gastritis?
Anything containing Thiamin. Stress. Caffeine. Angry wife.
Road rage. Anxiety. Fatigue.
Caffeine, stress, bradycardia [added 7-2005:] Aflutter episodes have initiated during sleep, possibly by normal reduction in depolarization time occurring during sleep.large meals, ingesting things at extreme temps, cold/hot...
stress fatigue, straining(heavy weight training). body position(lying down with torso extended, lying right side).
cold food or drinks, overeating, bending over, tight clothing around middle, laying on left side or laying back in recliner, being scared or uptight about something. Worse at night.Sulfites
MSG
Stress
Tiredness
Stress. Arguments. Agitation. Rest
Sitting relaxed.
Following meals particularly in the evening.
Stress.
Cold drinks.
Lying in bed.
Extreme cold or heat
fatigue
I really cannot say what triggers this, I thought it was overeating, position in bed, even sitting on john, but nothing proves out. Trying different medications and also went to a holistic nutritionalist and trying to control it with his help. Seems to be a bit less but still there. I go to a gym 4 times a week and do a credible workout with no problems. Actually, I prefer to stand and move rather than sit or lie down. Doesn't seem to happen as often.over exertion seems to trigger AF, but doctors state that an association is not likely, nor verified.TriggersI still have not developed a pattern of triggers, but I am keeping a diary. Sometimes, alcohol triggers, other times, it does not. Overeating, sometimes. Overdoing physically, sometimes. extensive exercise (AFib next day)
chocolate, ice cream, caffine, eating too fast, not chewing food, washing food down, pressure, acid causing food are ll expected.evening meal, over eating, repeated belching, relaxing several hours after exerciseAlchohol. Food additives, preservatives (sulphites, nitrates) MSG, Sweetners - aspartame, nutrasweet etc.

Gets really bad 6-12 hours after major stress or major activity. Although it never happens during.

Heat.

Low air pressure
Excertion, caffiene,lack of rest, stressFood - but I'm not sure what an 'attack' is - help?1. Mental stress
2.Physical exertion
3.Indigestion of any level.
4.Sometimes nothing at all
noneKnown -> Dinghy sailing, Lying down (!), Late night meals.
Suspected -> dehydration, constipation.
don't knownone knowncaffiene, chocolate, coming down from stress, over-eatingInitial trigger unknown continuous state.Nonemore pronounced late in day through night and early morning hours, laying downcaffeine, sugar, fruit juices, too much fluid intake (over 32 ozs in short period) left side position, sqatting position, pulse over 130, stopping exercise abruptly, too much vitamin intake, stress, overtired, low blood sugar, high blood sugar, adrenal stimulation, mineral depletion, chocolate, coca-cola. Had some gerd before but when I stopped the above stuff it went away.stress (coming down from stress), bearing down, exercise (coming down from exercise), the weekend (coming down from the work week), gulping down a cold drink, chocolate, sleeping on my left side, bending down, overeating, loud, booming music with booming base,stress, illness, too much food, too much salt, skipped beats seem to precede. Seems being tired does me in.caffeine, alcohol, over exertion especially upper body, arms and shoulders, exhaustion 50mg Atenolol per day following a positive isotope stress test slowed my heart rate to 34 beats, I felt fatigued and unable to exercise as normal. An EKG prior to an angiogram showed A-Fib had developed 4 weeks (or less)after starting Beta Blocker.alcohol, intense exerciseTriggersstress and i suspect some foods and q10Not a clueCaffeine, (chocolate or coffee), continuous stress of various kinds. possibly processed meatsover eat to late
wine over two glasses
sleep on left side
i feel crummy if i over drink
lost 50+ pounds
still have about 38%EF
alcohol, laying on left side, cold drinks, slow heart rate, eating too much, certain non-alcoholic beers, eating anything in the eveningstressAlcohol consumption in excess of 6 units makes afib uncomfortable next day.

Exercise of any sort increases discomfort

Stress and excitement increase discomfort
Wine -- big time. Perhaps emotional tension
Perhaps too enthusiastic exercise
at first mostly at rest in evening after dinner, but now stress or activity but very unpredictablestress, lack of sleep, sugar, caffeneHeavy Meal late in evening
All episodes started as I went to bed
Sleeping on Left Side
After eating, running, sex, working, walking fast.unknown, seem to be no rhyme or reason for the onset of the episodes.Stress,Caffeine,lack of sleep,Alcohol,Nicotene,Stress,Being Startled,Adrenaline!!,Going from state of rest to ammediate action.msg, bending, excercise, sometimes after eating
lying down
fatigue,stressexercise, fatigue, excessive eating and I wish I knew what else triggers it. Aside from exercise, there seems to be no rhyme or reason to the triggers. REcently had pulmonary vien ablation, now exertion seems to trigger episodes more oftenCan be, bending over, on all fours,eating large or small amounts,Booze.
Ectopic beats are the culprits I reckon )
I can't seem to attribute these episodes to anything in particular. Excessive exertion,high stress,excitabilityMorning after heavy alcohol, eating, not eating on time then eating, constipation,bubbles in upper stomach lower chest,
sometime triggers: Lifting my left out in front of me or holding my head down while standing, turning my head to the left
TriggersNonelying down or when I am sleeping
ate large meal
started walking on treadmill last 2 weeks
I read some of the other profiles, some things seemed familiar. Lying in bed in certain positions, getting up to fast, maybe stress, maybe the heat. I wish I knew - I thought this might have developed from Asthma medication that preceeded this for
two years. Eating may be related, but I can't isolate it. Sometimes a large meal may proceed it and
sometimes not. Sometimes I have food with MSG and get AF shortly, but other times this doesn't
happen. Same with caffeine, milk products, wheat products, alcohol, etc. Lying down and waking up also seem to aggrevate this. Maybe I have too many
amalgam fillings, but my dentist has heard this theory for causing 20 serious ailments and nothing
has ever been proven in a conclusive scientific study. Maybe I am low in Magnesium which is also
cited as an Asthma cause, but I have never seen a conclusive set of studies on this either. Maybe...
Alcohol, stress, perhaps MSG, stress
heavy exercise
alcohol/caffine
Definitely alcohol and or caffeine.Sometimes exhaustion,not from exercise though.Sugar in big doses.It does it whenever it damn pleases.Alcohol, coffee, sugar, working too hard, then unable to sleep, continuing hard physical work and becoming more & more tired. Resting after a meal, almost asleep & they hit.
Also while eating, after eating, skipping a meal or two then eating always triggers an episode. Eating or not eating is always a component.
Resting after excercise
Relaxing after stressful event
After eating or drinking
At night while asleep
GERD (diagnosed)
strong coffee, large meals, fatty foods, chocolateExercise.stress (emotional, physical)
alcohol, caffeine
smoking more than usual
not enough sleep
exertion
nerves
rising too rapidly

Extremely cold drinks

mental stress [pressure]
SO FAR I HAVE ONLY DISCOVERED TEA,COFFE,ALCOHOL.AND I SUSPECT DIGESTIVE BISCUITES.SPICEY FOOD.Exhaustion, getting tired, alcohol, caffeine, low potassium levels - muscles spasms in back & neck and very sore spine, also assume stress - not sure type of stress - never experienced problems while racing sports cars or long distance sailing or running 5 to 7 miles
- Sleeping & Watching sports
Laying down to go to sleep. I am most definately of the Vagal type.not sure anymore. ??stress,caffeine,lack of sleep,dehydration, ???
Probably dehydration and/or caffiene. Lately I've had good results drinking a minimum of 1 gallon h2o / day.
But last week went on a chocolate eating binge. Forgot to drink enough water on Sunday. Woke up Monday a.m. with afib.
Stress, most episodes occurred while sleeping, would wake up. some occurred while resting.Heavy workouts
Stress
Drinking cold liquids
I'm in cronic A'F .But it some times seems to fibrillate 2-3 times 'faster' than my 'normal'. Triggers on these occasions are, hunger, eating too much, tiredness, my heart positively HATES adrenalin, monthly hormonal cycle, alcohol, (darn't have one sip) nicotine.wine large meals at night emotional distressMore than one glass of wine . Fatigue . Most common trigger is NO trigger . Nearly always occurs when
I am sitting down in front of Telly in the evening or soon after lying down in bed .
caffeine, alcohol, stress, exhaustionTriggersnothing I can identifyLate nights, large meals, tight waistbands!, excitement (usually not stress)
Got a lot worse when I developed thyrotoxicosis from taking Amiodarone
I do not smoke or drink, I do not have caffeine, I do not do anything at all to make these episodes come on. Most of the time it is at night. I am reading in bed, or watching TV or listening to music. I know the minute it starts and feel every single beat from my heart. It does a job on my confidence and I feel as though a hammer were over my head waiting to fall.stormy or damp weather, drinking water, drinking salty waterSour stuff. My son gave me a candy called "warheads" that was so unbelievably sour it shot me right into afib. He laughed until he realized I was sick...stress, excitmentstrenuous physical exertion, mental stress, lack of sleep, lack of foodSulfites in food or wine, MSG, excessive caffeine, more than 2 or 3 drinks followed by a big meal.Unknown. Too new to AF to have this figured out, but symptoms are most likely to appear in the morning within 1 hour of rising.indigestion,gas,bloating constipation,usually during or follwing meals, low blood pressure, prolonged bending or stooping, lifting heavy objects, laying flat, bouncing up and down (riding a tractor), standing up or bending down quickly. I can not say that I have known triggers, however, I have had minor Afib (less than 1 minute) triggerd by standing to quick, laying or sitting up to quick. Common link between my 4 major episodes has been overindulding food before bed, stress (combined work with home), bloated feeling or water retention before bed.Had gall bladder removed in March 2002. Once it was removed a persistant rumble in my chest was gone and the incidence of afib went from three to five times a week to one or two times a month. Since the operation, I will go into AF if I do not warm up carefully before exercise, but the AF stops as soon as stop exercising.Stress, alcohol, caffeineMSG, Nitrate, Gluten, any chemicals ingested of from fumes
ie. household cleaners, pestisides, perfumes ect. and on
and on and on..... and stress is a major trigger
very cold drinks
ice cream

Don't have to worry about these now because my heart is in permanent af.
any exertion
including but not limited to: aerobics, exercise, walking, lifting, showering, raising my arms above my head brushing my hair, carying my daughter, getting out of bed, sex, stress, shopping
I wish I knew... Everytime I think I've found one it turns out not to be. Stopped Caffine & Alcohol for the most part. Large meals sometimes trigger it.

7/01
Seems to run a pattern of mild for a few weeks than one - three days of more severe in length and strength then back to the mild tolerable daily episodes.
digestive problems. usually proceded by belching and gas.Caffene
Alcohol
Stress
noneExercise, eating, prone position especially on stomach, ice water, digestive problems
stress
caffeine
monosodium glutemate
Stress or emotional states such as anger, perhaps alcohol, large meals.Drinking cold cokes etc.
Used to drink cold orange juice late a night, frequent trigger.
Frequently starts spontaneously at night while sleeping.
Triggersanything and nothingExercise
Stress
Alcohol
Physical exertion and stress and /or anxiety. No problem dealing with the physical exertion but later in the day, while at rest, AF can settle in.Possibly stress and going long periods without eating.Occurs after dinner, usually near or at bedtime. Lying down (left recumbency) or either side. Possibly stress days before. No discernible pattern. Several days of flutter prior to major episode.Currently lying down will trigger them. I had to go to the hospital for the first time recently. After attempting to go to sleep, I went into sustained AF.

I personally believe that stress is the major trigger at this point.
emotional stress, excess caffeine (limited caffeine found to settle rhythm), alcohol, MSG, chocolate.Tiredness, bending over, laying on left side. After execise as heart rate begins to slow. Caffiene. It is difficult to define any one trigger as cause. I beleive EP study provides best possible chance of diagnosis and cure.
Stress, you are often the last person to know you are suffering from stress.Overeating.
possible caffeine, possible cold medicines such as dimetapp or dayquilEating heavy meals seems to make my heart palpitate, and alcohol does the same. I've noticed that milk products seem to cause PVC's and have suspected for a time that I am lactose intolerant. A couple of times at the emergency room it has been reported to me that I had a low potassium level. I have suspected stress as being a factor for episodes. Strangely, indigestion seems to play a factor in the trigger mechanism. Because of this, I eat less, especially during dinner. Nearly all of my episodes have started at or around bedtime.

Two things that I attribute to the cause of the condition are that I was an abuser of stimulant drugs as a teenager and that I was exposed to a fairly large amount of DDT when I was a child.
I thought at one time it was triggered by caffeine / alcohol, but on reflection there seems to be no immediate trigger - it has its own agenda.Altitude may have attributed to onset... Or could be stress of travel. I had some unexplained "illnesses" on two prior vacations. I was also on the diabetic drug that was taken off the market, Rezulin. I thought perhaps my "illnesses" were because I was on Rezulin at the time. After I was taken off Rezulin, I did not have any problems until four months later in Colorado.Same as everyone else on here....

MSG... within seconds of eating foods containing it

Sugar - usually only if eaten within an hour or two before going to bed

Stress - try taking a 20 minute nap.... it helps if you can find time for it

Going to bed - 95% of episodes start within 5 minutes of laying down in bed. Seems like when heart slows down some other irregular pacemaker takes over. Heart rate usually falls below 50 at rest.


Caffein, Cold Drinks/Ice, Illness (Flu,Cold,Fever), Stressn/aChocolate, alcholol, stressfatigue
caffeine
alcohol
back pain (probable loss of sleep)
Chocolate, some types.
excersion, main problem
heres my culprits. no chinease food msg puts me in every time;no alchool,strong choclate syphony bar andes mints. get real tired;;;any kind of stress or excitment went to vegas for 60 birthday went in 2x took grandsons on short cruise 2x. i cried this year any vac. or trip ive taken i went in.. it ruins your life just when i thought we could be enjoying ourself... if i stay home read and lay around take walks i seem to be ok....I have no idea what triggered the a fib or how long I had it before being diagnosed. I was in the emergency room at the hospital with gall bladder problem, was given an ECG which showed a fib.cold drinks, swallowing too much too fast, especially when first thing after waking updiet soft drinks, caffeine in drinks, food, medicine,over exersion, stressTriggersstress,hard liquor,af usually creeps up on me about 1-2am while my guard is down,working long hours is sometimes a trigger,it seems af pretty much sets its own schedule.caffeine. I am okay as long as I have no more than 1 cup of tea in the morning. I don't drink coffee any more. I got the last episode by 2 nights without sleep, about 5 cups of tea during each of the 2 days so as to stay awake and work, and then climbing a steep hill with some steps in it.over eating , alchohol , stress , fatigue, MSG (monosodium glutimate)stress, sleeping on my left side, runningNone, but onset is like flicking a switch. Above normal exercise seems to bring it on, but about three hours after the exercise has stopped, and probably when I begin to eat. over use of alcohol and smokey bars. Stress, both physical and mental. High salt intake, monosodium glutimate suspect too.
Food specific related instances numerous
MSG, food preservatives, alcohol, caffeineStress
Relaxation (when first go to bed)
After strong exercise as heart rate drops
food & relaxationWheat, corn, potatoes, rice, chocolate or too much sugar,bending forward, scrunching forward while sitting or leaning back while sitting, lying on left side, lying on my back, too little or too much excercise, getting too tired, relaxing after getting upset. Usually happens at night, but I can usually feel it coming. Eating too late in the evening (after about 4:30 PM). alcohol, caffeine, sugar, stress, Haven't been able to figure one out yet. A couple of times it was after eating lunch (pizza once, hot pastrami sandwich another time),
a few other times just by standing up and walking around.
fatigueDon't knowAfib attack always at rest after intense physical exercise (4-6 hours later),or after emotional stress.
Anxiety - Chocolate (not always) - Only 1 time after indian food - Sleeping on left side - Very important think, each AFib attack coincides with a spastic colon attack.
caffeine
fatigue
emotional stress
exercise
None known - occurence seems randomThe underlying cause now seems to be a molybdenum deficiency which leads to sensitivity to sulfites and MSG. Usually the immediate cause is a bad dream or something else that startles me - but this occurs only after I have ingested sulfites or MSG. I quit caffeine and alcohol for awhile, but the attacks continued. After eight years I finally correlated the episodes with meals containing MSG.
I recently made the connection with sulfites and molybdenum deficiency. Adrenaline attacks may may brought AF on in a few instances when I was very agitated because of fear of developing AF. These ended when doctor prescibed Prozac about 3.75 years ago.
Mercury based fillings
Other metal in the mouth
Alcohol
Fatigue
caffeine
heavy dinner
taking attenelol as a preventive
relaxationFatigue -- It may activate other triggers.
Alcohol -- Overdoing will trigger attack.
Stress -- Especially when relaxing after a stressful situation resolved.
Large Meals -- Attacks always after dinner.
Heat -- Seems to increase propensity to go into A.F.
A.F. Itself -- Longer I am out of A.F., the easier it is to stay out of A.F.
Too Full a Schedule -- Need to relax during day or I get stressed.
Spicy Foods / Cheese --
Refrigerated Dough Products, Red Wine, Golf, Ice Cream after Big Dinner.
over-eating; cold liquids on empty stomach; build-up of acid; constipation; trapped gas
(I've kept a log and I have not had any episodes outside these triggers
All the usual vagal AF triggers, night-time, after exercise, after eating, etc, but all triggers require pre-existing digestive upset - without this, triggers have much less effect. However, as at 2 Aug 2001, triggers have to be less than before to set off AF.Triggersalcohol, spicy food, lack of sleep, heartburn, stress.Cold drinks,chocolate,caffeine, red wine,severe exercise(have quit squash),heavy meals,spicy food, I find that I can exercise hard on a treadmill as long as I increase my heart rate gradually and bring it back down slowly.Bending over, intense exercise, getting out of bed.excessive strenuous excersize, excedrin (caffine?)none really isolated and repeatable.alcohol, msg and extreme exercise (ie 10 km race)excercise, stress, sex. Often hours after exercise. Just as often, for no apparant reason.caffeine; alcohol; spicy foods; heavy meals ; hunger; exertion (lifting anything heavy or climbing stairs); lack of sleep; overtired; bending over; being cold ; stress ;
resting after exercise; getting up from horizontal position.
Vagal nerve stimulation:
drinking very cold water quickly
bending over at the waist then straitening up quickly

Alcohol
Thyramine-containing foods(red wine,cheese,chocolate)
Nicotine
Caffine
MSG
Nitrites
Alcohol; Caffeine; High intensity, vigorous exercise; Fatigueanxiety, fatigue, adrenaline rush, post-priandal, caffeine
(usually a combination of some of the above)
Can start at any timetension, on a few occasionsStress, possibly alcohol, caffeine, large meals, especially in combination.If there are triggers, I have not been able to identify them.Stress, eating, eating late at night particularly, strenuous exercise, caffeine (sometimes); Alcohol, caffeine, no sleep, no foodInitial triggers:
large meals;
alcohol (two or more drinks often triggered an immediate AF episode. When I cut down to one drink only it rarely triggered an immediate episode; however, my AF incident records showed that even one drink increased the overall frequency of AF);
caffeine (chocolate was the hardest to give up, but I had similar experiences with chocolate to those with alcohol); coming down from emotionally and physically stressful days at work (I am a psychotherapist and worked in a psychiatric emergency service at a University until 3 years ago); occasionally, highly anxiety-producing events (eg, buying a car, taking an exam).
These triggers lead me to believe that my AF is both adrenergic and vagal. For the first time in many years I recently forgot to take my atenolol in the morning and by noon was experiencing a rare early onset of AF.

Current triggers:
Rest;
Sleep;
I no longer drink alcohol or use caffeine, and I eat smaller meals. I am mostly retired (self-employed and seeing patients one day per week), but AF episodes have continued to increase even as my life has quieted down. This leads me to believe that my current triggers are primarily vagal, probably because atenolol calms my adrenergic tendencies.
Alcohol is a trigger as far as my cardiologist has stated. My view is that there are other triggers, but not yet determeined. Nice to note other people have had an episode when bending over. This needs to be followed.I have episodes after exercise and while coaching my youth baseball team. Adrenaline seems to be a primary trigger.Most definitely stress or prolonged stress,bending down,sometimes physical activity like horseriding.Odd beats and discomfort when lying on left sideMost common trigger is changing positions. If sitting for most of day, climbing stairs or slightest exertion can trigger episode. If busy all day walking, exercising, playing golf, sitting can initiate. However many other triggers....large meal, rolling over in bed, etc.Triggersepisodes have always come when I have been sleeping. Always at about 4am. Also notice that I have been on my left hand side.WAS: Exercise...usually occurs shortly after or walking a round of golf... while refereeing basketball games..stressful situations that causes adrenaline flow..add being overtired.***Since taking TAMBOCOR episodes have ceased.alcohol, spicy food.stress, indigestion, weight (5 pound) lifting exercise, some foods (caffeine, lemon.)95% vagally mediated : at night, resting after phsical activity, within 2 hrs after a meal ,bending over, sitting slouched foreward.BUT ONLY AT THE "PEAK" TIME OF MY CYCLING!stress
over-exertion
heavy meals
lack of sleep
alcohol/tobacco
Stress, beer (one bottle or less), sometimes wine, but usually not until 24 hours later, sometimes exercise (even
slight)
caffiene
alcohol
bending over
alcohol
lying down (esp. on left side)
unknownParties. Caffeine. Anger. Physical activity.

Anxiety. Stress. Overstimulation. Walking.

Sleeping on left side. Monosodium Glutamate.

Under or over-prescribed thyroid medication.

Anxiety.
Alcohol
Big meals
Too spicy food
Frequently unknown
Episodes haven't been frequent enough to determine this.nasal inhalers, caffeineDehydration; Premenstration; Lack of Sleep; Deep breathing; Caffeine; Alcohol; and Sleep STRESS
alcohol
dehydration
alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, stress, eating(big one)The doctors have indicated that my atrial fibrillation was caused by a long period of hypertension. Also an enlarged heart.chocolate, alcohol, fear of somethingUnknown stress, chocolate, pulmonary function testsBeing startled while sleepinglarge meals
resting after exercise
bending over incorrectly
sticking head in cold water
vigorous exercise (eg treadmill stress test)
most of the time I go in when I'm at rest
PreventionsI have come to realise that episodes co-incided with gurgly stomach and excess acid. This is obviously affecting my heart. noneNow ensure adequate sleep, healthy diet and regular exercise. Minimal alcohol intake and reduced caffeine intakeNone.Avoiding alcohol, caffeine, aspartame, MSG, sodium nitrates.
Not being over tired.
Cold Shower (after a while of hot) often makes me feel betterGood diet ... Fruits and veggiesSleeping on my right side helped a lot or sleeping semi-reclined in a reclining chair. Going to bed with no food in my stomach, even if it means staying up to insane hours of the morning. Keeping the stress level down. Keeping my stomach in good health; taking Omeprazole daily to prevent GI Problems seems to help. I feel that the problem is partially a vagal nerve response.

The best thing that I found however, and what has kept me from having an episode for more than two years, even with loads of stress and bad eating habits; is the addition of two things. First, my cardiologist told me that some drugs like NSAIDS cause water retention and that causes the heart to grow. This causes a short circuit in the heart's electrical system - Afib. Doctor put me on furosemide 40mg a day and my water retention is gone along with the a-fib. Second, taking a prescription potassium a day helps me to maintain a correct potassium level. There are times when I need to take an extra one when my body is telling me that my level is low (PVC's and leg cramps).
Would like to know what these are!Stopped caffeine, manage stress if need be with Xanax, keep hydrated.I have tried pressing my eyes, blowing my nose, drinking ice cold water without much success. Deep breathing can sometimes convert meQuite often an episode stops after I've climbed a long series of steps on the route I use while walking my dog first thing every morning - so exercise I suppose.only have caffine am and tried to be less competetive in sport Have changed diet & lost weight. No dairy, little meat, lots of fish and veg, I take freshly juced fruit and veg at least twice a day + whole fruit and veg. Avoid anything pre made, no sweet drinks.
Keep well hydrated and exercise as much as poss. (usually long walks)lift weights.
This regime has helped tremendously! and my episodes althogh still as frequent are no longer painfull.
Would recommend!
Magnesium helps a lotnonemedication?Avoiding all the above is impossibleStaying away from panini, "heavy" cheese...parmesan in small amounts or yogurt okPreventionsavoid any stress and triggersRunning
Cold
Unknownnot knownI don't know of anything that can prevent it, if I did I wouldn't have it anymore.V-8 large can and bananastaking meds to sleep better, I have had 4 episodes:
one converted in Er with IV cardizem (30 min duration)
one converted spontaneously (30 minute duration)
two converted with a 60 mg cardizem tablet (one10mins the other 30mins.)
Eating properly every 3 hours during the day, not to much, not to little and nothing that upsets the stomach.
But not matter how satisfied my stomach is at sleep time, the a-fib still triggers! No matter what I do.
relaxingNone.noneNone.Daily vigorous exercise prevents attacks.NAavoiding triggers reduces number of attacksNoneKeeping relaxed and trying not to get stressed ?Unknownreduction in alcohol intake (not more than 2-3 drinks at any one time)Preventions1) When I used to drink, I was almost always woken up in the night with one. So I gave up booze completely 8 years ago.
2) When I was on Medifast and used a lot of diet soda (Aspartame) or on Atkins and ate a lot of jello (more Aspartame) I was unwell... so I avoid Aspartame.
3) After a few episodes following coffee and/or chocolate, I gave up caffeine. I feel like I'm constantly avoiding things & giving things up but I'm still not free of these dreadful symptoms. My life is so compromised now because of it and I live in constant fear or another attack. I'm only 55, but I live like an 80 year old; trying to stay calm, avoid stress and keep these episodes at bay. It's exhausting!
None knownmagnesium, potassium & taurineI do not have a prevention that controls the episode.enough sleepNot sureAvoiding the above Magnesium Glycinate helps
No ALCOHOL or caffeine
Stay well hydrated
Plenty of sleep!
Medications - don't always workSleeping on right side seems to help. Nothing has succeeded in stopping an attack once it starts. noneI've tried it all; every single thing I can find.
Thought I'd found a good combo with magnesium (Peter Gillham's Natural Calm), rx Potassium, 10meg every other day, COQ10, Vit C, Calcium, etc., but maybe because I dropped the Hawthorne Berry. Will go back on that.
Open for any and all natural solutions.
Bike riding also seems to help me the most!

Lots of water seems to help.prevent doing the aboveNone until 3 months ago when I started Taurine, L Arginine, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Hawthrone, COQ10 and fish oil.minimise alchohol intake and heavy exercisealcohol reduction, caffeine reductionnoneRelaxation, ExercisePreventionsGetting plenty of sleep, taking Ativan at first sign of agitationI don't know how to prevent it since I have no symtoms until I have been in afib for a period of time. Still too new to really know, but after looking at suggestions here, I think I'll work on lowering stress, improving my sleep habits, cutting caffine, losing a few pounds and adding a couple of vitamins like magnesium and B-10.adequate sleep, careful hydration, trying taurine with some preliminary successMedication~sometimes.Avoid caffeine, limit alcohol to an occasional glass of wine with dinner.
For me keeping less stressed no anxiety if possible
Avoid matured cheese, bananas and lots of chocolate
Not too much coffee or tea
nonenone work for me have tried everything that has been suggested to me to no availablationalcohol abstention ?TikosynNoneSee meds below.Not knownnothing has stopped it for very long so in my oppinion that means failure.N/ANilPreventionsdont know yet It not clear sometimes just resting and at times just continuing with the activity such as playing golf. or have fun chatting and socializing with people.none that I know ofRest relaxation less coffee and teaNONEWill try to avoid large meals as recent episodes seemed to follow these.NoneNoneI have no idea.stay hydrated; eat small frequient meals; avoid heavy meals, esp. fried food; destress (trying); get plenty of good quality sleep; avoid emotional issues/ stress induc-
ing people & situations.
None. Tried straining, coughing, sneezing. Have to wait until I feel myself going black and heart beat returns to normal.try to avoid triggersNone, sometimes if I pound on my chest or cough when I feel a skip or pound in my heart, it will go back to normal. Other times it goes into full fibrillation.Deep breaths and long exhales when I sense it is starting.
surgeryavoid caffeine, alcohol, back to exercisingdon't know about preventions. avoiding caffiene and salty foods, avoiding very stressful situations.
Trying to see if healthy eating program and weight loss will help.
UnsureContinuousnoneIf I knew how to prevent it, I surely would. Cardizem in the emergency room always calmed down my BP and rate, but only once have I converted without electro cardioversion. PreventionsMagnesium, Potassium, Epsom Salt baths, Hawthorne Berry extract, Co Q10., MeditationNoneAvoiding the above! Otherwise none.Medications
Laying Down
I recently doubled my dose of lopressor - I am hoping that will stop it - but it's too soon to tell at this pointBurping seems to help (Not sure why). Moderate exercise seems to set it back into rhythm sometimes when getting many ectopic beats. Medication.none known.
avoiding triggers.
ExerciseRythmol SR, detraining? (I am an avid runner) exercise
in the morning instead of evening & who knows what else.
meditation, massages, light music, keep away from drinks or medications (cough medications)I have no clue.none5mg of valium helps me to calm down-- maybe use three or four a weekNo alcoholhaven't found any yetI wish I knew of one! Avoiding caffeine helps vastly (same with avoiding drugs). Taking flecainide for 6 yrs helped to the point of almost eliminating symptoms but thick headed canadian cardiologist refuses to re-prescribe it. Not smoking is all I can saynone yetnonedont eat, dont drink, dont movePreventionswalking at reasonable pacenoneVery new new to thisexercise in moderation,limit caffienejust to breath as normally as possible. try to focus on something like maybe folding clothes. anything to keep my mind off it.none, although sotalol makes the heart rate much slower.Reduced caffeine intake, sensible diet, reduced high impact exercise in favour of less energetic exercise. Noneno alcohol whatsoever usually ok sometimes minmal flutterNoneNone known - spontaneous conversion to NSR 100% of eventsnoneadequate sleep
flecainide
excercise can revert
Nonea lying on my right hand side in bed
b if I am awake and feel it starting I move very quickly to a different position and walk around which often stops the arrythmia
unknownnonerelaxing, meditatingmoderate exercise likely, but not confirmed. atenololCutting out AlcoholPreventionsvalsalva manuever, coughing hard, prayunknown?currently on Coreg 3.125 mg daily and building up coumadin for 4-5 wks to prepare for cardioversion with defibrillator.NONEnoneNone of the zillions (OK, maybe I embellished a LITTLE ;-)) of doctors I have seen have been able to make this go completely away. They just keep poking and dosing me.Blood pressure treatment is now working well after trying several drug combinations this keeps af under control.
The addition of amlodopine to perindopril and dioxososin has worked very well for me.

Not drinking to excess i know just what i can get away with.
NoneStop and take deep breaths.Nonetaking sotalolnoneNot doing stimulantsSimple gastric medication, sleep??? I spend my life adjusting my position, not getting full especially at night. Not eating after 5 or 6PM. Not bending over for too long. Not leaning against the back of the couch or chair. Drinking slowly. Who knows if that helps.no caffeine and more sleep seem to help; less alcohol decreases severity and duration but no alcohol doesn't stop them completely, changing jobs has helped so far (but that coincided with starting on flecainide). Nothing really helped much until the flecainide.Don't know any. Arythmol seemed to work for two months but I think the altitude has made everything worse again. Hope it will settle again now that I am back at sea level.control blood pressure with medicationsnone Preventionsvigorous exercise to interrupt episodenonedrugsi have experenced that a mild pain medication will releave and relax myself out of a fib. Heart rythem medication such as amiodarone and keeping blood pressure under control.Am open to suggestions! GP recommended relaxation tapes/excercises.I don't know, do you?deep breathing to steady the attack sometimed regulates the heart beatNoneDuring the ablation the doc set my pulse at 80 and it hasn't moved from that at all. He said he didn't want to go any lower because sometimes my pulse was as high as 130 and that would be too much of a change.NoneDunking my head in ice water seems to have worked the one time that I tried it.I was on Sotolol but it was making me very tired and still wasn't controlling it. Then I went on Rythmol SR and this seem to work.Meds keep it under reasonable control but doesn`t actually prevent bouts of AF occurring. A bag of frozen peas on the back of the neck, or getting into a hot bath can shock me out of AF and back into sinus quite effectively but not everytime.
Deep relaxation; meditation; self-hypnosisNo drinking and small mealsTrying to limit stress the best I can.Quit smoking.Wish I knewPreventionsReduce stress, get 8 hours of sleep, don't eat junk.If I have had a late meal I will try to stay awake as long as possible because all of my episodes happen when I am asleep.NoneNonestill working on this Have terminated a couple of episodes with exercise and recently have terminated overnight A/F episodes immediately on getting in the shower in the morning.In the main I am just watching my diet and trying not to eat large meals especially in the evening.Have found that soaking in a bath containing epsom salt crystals has, for the moment,increased the time between A/F episodes. nonesleep and try to each all natural foods, unprocessed foods! I have a lot of trouble if I eat out !
Benadryl seems to calm the beast (fast heart beat)
Take medication. Also burn aromatherapy oils everyday, ylang ylang slows down heart rate. Don't rush around so much anymore, take things a bit easier.beta-blockers
follow recommended vitamin, mineral dosages recommended on lone afibbers site.

Use Attenenol when episodes occur
Have been prescribed 25 mg Metroprolol when attack starts. If attack lasts longer than one hour, to cntact hospital.none. I have stopped drinking caffiene and alcohol but that hasn't helped.Don't knowLight exercise when I detect missing beats.first eposide was cured by iv drug after 6th day
in hospital (believe called angoran but is maybe local
greek name).one week later back in again and again
iv drug restored sinus rhythm after 22 hours.
Use of nitro before exertion
lying on right side
combination of: Increased dosage of Beta blocker, taking Flecainide when event occurs, exercise always seems to precede going back into sinus rhythm.None that are consistent.
ice, resting, drugsPreventionsAvoid the aboveStaying calm after meals, no bike riding in stormy weather after meal with alcohol. I need to prevent getting ill or cathing a cold. I need enough rest and sleep at night.Moderate workouts only, sleeping on right side, xanax when ectopics are frequent. I SUPPOSE AVOIDING MAXIMUM PHYSICAL OUTPUT, BUT ONE CAN'T VERY WELL RACE COMPETITIVELY UNDER THOSE CONDITIONS. SO . . . I'M IN AF WITH CARDIOLOGY FOLLOWUP EVERY 60 DAYS AND PRIMARY CARE GIVER FOLLOWUP EVERY 90 DAYS. I cut back on the pints to just 3 a week from 12 ,avoid stressful situtations and cut back on the hours I work.altenolol, sotololnone that I am aware ofvegetable juice (potassium content > 500mg/200cc/day)Adequate sleep (nap whenever possible), cool temperatures, low humidity, avoiding excercise like stair and hill climbing. --Taking enough hydrocortisone for stress at the right time or while I am having the stress.
--Avoiding stress, physical or mental.
--Recently I have discovered that 1/4 teaspoon of salt after strenuous activity or excess heat exposure helps avert events and makes me feel better. I cannot tolerate any potassium supplements without getting diarhea. I also will become unwell, develope lots of tachycardia, and not sleep well with the use of magnesium supplements. My research on this indicates that those with low adrenal function suffer from a build-up of potassium and magnesium and loss of sodium. Increasing sodium also lowers aldoserone production.
--Avoiding any hormones such as estrogens (plant of natural), progesterones (plant of natural) and DHEA.
--Staying away from diet drinks and too much sugar or simple carbohydrates helps a little.
--Avoiding wheat. I am a celiac and wheat exposure sets me up for an event with any other little trigger.
--Avoiding anything that causes intestinal inflammation.
--Wine can trigger it if the conditions are right, meaning if I have had stress prior to drinking it.

dont eat before 6
small meals a day
again, I don't knowNot getting too tirednone really. Tried nose blowing thing - sometimes walking on cold tiled floor and drinking glass water helps.two previous episodes which came right by themselvesOnly medicationbad episodes of flutter generally subside 1-2 hours after next intake of medicationSometimes excercise can delay AF onset but not for longSit upright. Stop stressing by Yoga breathing and daydreaming of calming place.
Getting up and moving around to increase HR when palpitations begin (usually have palpiations before onset of fib).
Changing position.
Preventionstake my meds......sleepAvoiding the above.cartizum 60mg prnavoid anger and stressAvoid fatigue
Avoid heavy alcohol
Alwayssleep on Left side at night
Have not been able to find preventionsStay away from processed foods. Get good rest. Medications and avoiding my known triggers. When I am experiencing an episode, I take a 50 mg Atenolol about every two hours. It normally shortens the episode.At first, long duration/low intensity aerobic exercise helped me to convert. 500-1000mg magnesium also seems to work when I feel my heart getting irritable.Nonelots of vitamins light eating, drinking. lost 20 poundsHave no control over when it will happen.None known.Regular sleep! If I dont get 7- 8 hours a night i try to make it up on the weekend. I try to think before I act. I don't let things stress me out too much. (It may be a crummy attitude but frankly my health is more important to me , i have taken an attitude that I really dont give an fu__.) if I find that I am borderline AFIB I will deligate the problem to an employee and go on and deal with it later when I want too and can. Surprising this has worked really well and usually the problem gets resolved without me. It shows me I should delegate more.None, it seems to come and go at will.Needless to say that I don't have any chocolate or cafeine and as far as stress is concerned I do my best but it's impossible to avoid stress completely.
After reading the bulletin board I tried walking on the treadmill when in AF and at first I converted back to NSR but eventually it didn't work anymore. I found too that sleeping on my left side can trigger AF, so I avoid sleeping that way.I have my meals at the same time everyday.
sound sleepUnknownNoneNone yetnonePreventionsavoid caffeine, stay well-hydrated, able to stop an attack by holding my breath, vasalva maneuver, or bearing down.Do not drink diet lemonade, diet coke etc. Do not eat large amounts of food or food that can cause indigestion.None DONT EAT BIG MEALS DONT GO TO SLEEP RIGHT AFTER EATING STAY AWAKE DONT SMOKE OR DRINK IT CAN AND WILL BRING ON A FIB Not knownstay on medicationsnone knownI have kept a diary of everything I have eaten during the past 6 months, but the only obvious Triggers that I have found are the ones listed above.try and rest, no prevention yetNothing seems to prevent it. Acupuncture works quite well to slow the heart rate to below 120 bpm. The acupuncturist has shown me how to needle myself to bring the heart rate down, but it will increase again over a period of time.Only drug I take besides my prescribed ones is Regular Strength Tylenol. I drink only decaff coffee - when I eat out, I do not have coffee - usually drink milk. If I feel an episode coming on I try to relax. I drink bottled water that has not been chilled. I have started to have an episode and took medicine according to my doctor - 2, 50 mg Flecainide and 1, 50 mg Toprol XL - than waited an hour and could repeat it if my Blood Pressure and Pulse don't come down - this worked for me. Exercise, no alcohol, smaller servings.deep breathing exercises can stop tachycardia and trigger or stop short AF burstsGluten free diet
Better sleep habits
Better eating habits
Stress reduction
Improvement of electrolyte inbalance
High doses of magnesium (glycinate or orotate)
Nutrient IVs twice a week with 2grams of magnesium
Increase potassium consuption - from food
Improve hypothyroid
Rest, Tai chi, maybe magnesium supplementdon't know??NoneNormally just wait for NSR to come back - have been in casualty 3 times but AF has always reverted to NSR without drugs [apart from latest episode - so I'll have to wait for another episode and not take any Flec to discover whether I can still revert unaided!!

My fitness levels plummetted through my 30's and I put a lot of weight on. I'm regaining a reasonable level of fitness now, I cycle and run fairly regularly [3x per week]and this seemed to deter PAF until recently. I'm worried now that it's getting worse, but just have to see how it goes!
Eliminate as much as possible of the above.TricorPreventionsnone avoiding triggers and eating smaller meals and nothing after 8 pm.Try to avoid things listed above.Running is about 80% effective at restoring sinus rhythm, usually with a short session of sharp 1 min efforts. Running is least effective in post race episodes, when I am usually too tired to run fast enough.

Strong Belgian beer has worked a few times when running hasn't.
No caffiene, nicotene, or alcohol.Ice pack to the back of the neck.Regular exercise
I take enzymes ("Enzyplex") with meals and it has improved my digestion and (hence?) my AF.
Apart from avoiding the abovementioned : If only I knew
Then again, what was a trigger before does not trigger anything the next time.
There were no known preventions at time of Pulmonary Vein Isolation ablation. Nothing worked, even electrical defibrillation.The holding your nose and breathing out thingy very effective sometimes. Rest. Meditation. Having a laugh. Anything that can get your mind off the bloody thing. I think listening to your own heartbeat makes it worse.
Avoiding alcohol. I used to smoke marijuana and that made it much worse.
Trying to lose weight with some success.
magnesium, potassium, cardioace, coenzyme Q10,
None, just wait for it to go away.cant prevent itFor now, just Toprol. I've tried many things during the past two years, however. Nothing was working. Rythmol wasn't even working anymore.

I'm interested to know how others are doing after the PVI.
valsalva manouver,
coughing
metoprolol helps but doesn't eliminate problemNoneMedicineeat protein for breakfast. i have tried to change my eating habits. i have stopped all caffiene, soda, hard alcohol. I do occassionally drink my glass of red wine. I joined a gym, excercise 3x a week. I don't think it has made much of a difference, but it makes me feel better emotionally. When it is coming on i can feel it, I sit down quietly, take deep breaths, massage my neck, and i take a zanax, this controls the anxiety you get which to be seems uncontrolable. feeling calm helps to get me through the episode. certain times of the month, perhaps going with the menstral cycle, i feel more anxious than others. on these days taking a xanax .25 or even a half helps. I feel as though i have stopped the a-fib from coming on. not sure if this is so, or because i have eleviated the anxiety. but xanax can be habit forming they tell me, so you have to be aware of yourself and not abuse. also, calming walks outside help while taking deep long breaths, but doesn't make it go away. on occasion when i don't convert on my own within a reasonable time frame, my cardiologist suggest taking extra cardizem. this does seem to work. my kdneys have been checked to make sure i am not producing too much adrenilin. ( not sure of spelling.
Treatment for IBS problems
Eat last meal no later than 6pm
try to avoid stress, before Afib I was a real type A and have learned to relax and enjoy a slower paceNoneDidn't find one yet!Preventionsginger for pac/pvcNone???yesAt the moment nothing other than trying to avoid above conditions.Lying on Right Side, Exercise - when Afib PACs / PVCs start, nonemagnesium helps with the symptoms
Feel better if I excersise
Changes my diet... We will see if it helpseating light evening meal early, coughing, standing, walkingNone of the usual tricks seem to work for me. However I've discovered recently is that my heart sometimes races for periods of about 30secs or so the day before an attack of AF. My cardiologist thinks this could actually be what is causing the AF. So if I get this I try and destress as much as possible and take propanalol. I haven't assesed yet whether this is effective in practice.
I have also discovered that, for me, my AF attacks seem to go in three phases - these are subjective but I have got to know these stages fairly well:
phase 1 - the heartbeat starts to go irregular but the irregularity does not seem that excessive (may be 4-8 hours)
phase 2 - the heartbeat is extremely irregular ( may be 16-24 hours)
phase 3 - the heartbeat becomes less irregular and almost seems to be trying to come back to a normal rythym.
When I have got to stage 3 I usually find a short relaxed work often flips the heart back in Sinus rythym. I may have to try this several times some hours apart before it works. I suspect the key here is more that the walk relaxes me rather than the gentle exercise. There is no hope of this working in phase 1 or 2.
n/a

Possible potasium and magnesium supplements. These seem to limit PACs which can lead to Afib.
sleep on right sideThe obvious ones are the things I put into my system. What worries me most is that stress cannot be avoided. Just living life can be stressful. My twenty-five year old daughter was diagnosed with melanoma two years ago and her Dad, my first husband and his brother both died of it. Anne is doing great, but I would be dishonest to say it isn't far from my mind. Everyone has a story of stressful things. I avoid caffiene, and rarely have a drink these days. I can sometime stop a"flip-floppy' heart by lying down or using the computer to distract myself. ExerciseAvoid overeating especially in the evening. Get more rest. Try to keep stress down as much as possible whenever possible. Avoid alcohol.restingAvoid spicy or too much of 1 food
Avoid large meals before bed....have a larger meal during the day if you have to
Have easier to digest meals for the evening
Avoid foods that will make you feel acidic in the stomach
If you eat late, stay awake and in a more upright position..if it means going to bed or sleep at 2-3am.do it
If you are doing an activity, even if it is thinking about something that causes a short episode, immediately cease that thought and move onto that thought at a later time
Holding my breath worked once. I've tried all the other tricks without success.
I avoid alcohol these days and take very little.
PreventionsStaying with small meals throughout day as opposed to 3 squares/day seem to reduce frequency- Since away from lousy work situation while on medical leave episodes are much less frequent.avoidance of triggers
modified diet?
eat healthful foods, avoid stress, take pepcid or antacids at first sign of indigestion, exercise, maintain normal weight, avoid herbal interactions such as arnica or kelp,have none. it has no ryhme, or reason. NoneEat a heathly diet and maintain a reasonble weight.noneNonenoneAvoid above as far as possibleNot drinking alcohol, caffein, not going to sleep after eatingnone, but magnesium glycinate seems to reduce the pounding of the heartstopping Lipitor
changing electronic air cleaner (see below)
vegan diet (see "The China Study")
Avoiding all the above (when possible)None.Gave up all alcohol; avoid spicy foods and large meals; try to remain calm, but being in AF makes me anxious, and it's difficult.Preventionsflecainidedon't know??? I am trying a combination of Magnesium Taurate, Calcium Citrate, and CoQ10.Take Betaine HCl and Enzymes when eating

Take cayenne pepper
(1) No alcohol.
(2) No stimulants, eg caffeine, drugs in cough medicines (pseudoephedrine etc.)
(3) Regular exercise every day on flat ground building up to about one hour per day every day!
(4) Weight reduction to bring BMI to < 30. (25 if possible)
(5) Healthy diet of lots of fresh fruit and vegs.
(6) Develop a happy attitude, laugh as much as you can each day. See a funny movie, tell jokes (buy joke books and read them out aloud to your spouse and family etc.) It works!
(7) No salt.
No ideanonesotalol
rest
Avoidance of triggers. nonenoneRelax, deep breathing, sit down in reclining chair, restExercise will often reduce or stop the arrhythmia.Keeping calm and resting when I feel the need. Stay clear of Alcohol, very hard, I love a pint.Littler
meals more often,curiously no breakfast and a sandwich
at lunch triggered the worst AF yet. No chinese food.
Keep active.Good uninterupted sleep. No late meals or hotdrinks. Laying on the left side makes the heart sound
like its straining making sleep difficult
Helps when I keep a regular schedule, especially sleep. Seems to help if lie on right side rather than left to sleep. I use some energy psychology techniques when stressed (EFT, TAT) and that can help. Am playing around with mudras (hand-modes) related to breath and heart, and, oddly enough, that seems to help at times (and I don't care if it's merely placebo effect). Propafenone 50 mg 3x daily seems to help, taking vitamins/minerals (potassium in particular), staying away from sugar. Moderate exercise (field hockey, weights) seem to generally help health and AF.Yoga? I believe it helped quite a bit... noneOnly to avoid overdoing it and no late-night meals!Lopressor
None known
PreventionsWnet 8 years on Qunididene with no re-lapse came off it and have epridoes every couple of years. Take Omega and Vit ENot sure
Changing diet
Troprol 50 mg seems to helpnone knownEat smaller meals throughout the day, avoid fatty/oily food, avoid strenuous activity and stress when PACs are present, avoid alcohol & caffeinerelax, stress freeKEEP BP DOWN
DRINK IN MODERATION
My cardiologist says it is more an issue of being on the right meds, but I would like to know more about what I can do to prevent this.I've recently twigged on that I reckon I can attribute most, if not all of my bouts to dehydration so since my last bout I'm trying to drink at least one and a half/two litres of water a day. none
for almost ten years, propanolol worked in 45 minutes to stop what we thought was tachycardia but was probably early paroxysmal AF
fish oil , co Q10 ,magnesium, (medium confidence .health food eating ,eating lightly , staying active without excess.Taking magnesium seems to help as it has reduced my ectopics a great deal but it is too soon to see if it helps reduce my AF episodes.noneAnti-Tachycardia Pace Maker, possible AF Ablationbetacpace AF
exercise
light meals
no caffeine
no nicotine
I stopped smoking, no alcohol, caffiene, chocolate. I can however enjoy cold drinks, eat ice cream and all kinds of dairy. I also try and keep more calm and do some deep breathing when having an AF event. none yetreduced caffeine intake has helpedgeneral distractions
warmth
fear of being taken back into hospital!
I do no not know. I feel I always knew when I was having them, my new cardiologist says they may still be occuring in sleep.nonePreventionseating lightly, avoiding all known triggers.I have dramatically lessened the occurence of afib by drinking at least 2 litres of water a day. I used to just have 1/2 cup tea mornings and apart from a glass of milk, that was my total fluid intake. Prior to starting this I was experiencing afib every 5 days or so with durations of usually 12 to 17 hours. Since I have adopted this measure I have been free of it now for almost a year except for one episode 6 months ago when it went for 1 hour, the shortest time I've ever experienced.Have been taking Heart Advance Dietary Suppliments from GNC Nutrition Centers...adds Q10, Vitamins E,B12, B6, Magnesium,etc., plus taking a Potasium Suppliment...Relaxation, Chamomile and Ginger Tea...No meds so far. No Caffiene. Have been trying to lose weight. Light walking for excercise. ?








Not over eating, not getting overtired, drinking grape juice, eating organic everything, avoiding sugar, taking multivitamin and magnesium supplements.sotalol, flecanideNoneLight exercise, Alcohol, Vagal Maneuvres, restDon't know any really, although I sometimes think getting too tired may be a contributing factor.please tell meNone except sleepnot known
Wish I knew
Rythmol used to do it.

Before dx I used to lie down and wait a few hours for it to go away.
I drink room temp drinks unless I'm sitting. No gulping of cold drinks. No caffeine, no decaf coffee.. minimal alcoholAgain, wish I knewI pace myself and rest often. I try to avoid all known triggers. I make sure I take my medication on time. I take a daily nap. If I am feeling fragile I take that as a warning to go easy and not do much that day.Relaxation helped a little, avoidance of triggers. But this just delayed the onset.Prayer in Jesus's name.noneCold drinkPreventionsnonenoneNoneAvoiding the aboveNone as yetplenty of fluids, well restedNothing prevents them, I've tried everything I could find on the Internet.Flecainide and avoid prolonged periods of alcohol consumption Limited drinking, no caffiene intake.NONE.IT SEEMS THAT STRESS MAY BE A TRIGGER BUT NOT CONSISTANTLY.alcohol abstention or no exercise or exertion for a few days following alcohol
Eliminate caffein, dairy, sugar, stress, exhaustion from my life.Medication
Low stress
No more than one drink of alcohol
use of Tikosyn fully corrected the problemNot certain what that meansStop ectopic beats before they get into a fib by deep breathing, holding breath, massaging neck, sometimes going for vigorous walk. Once started -- try same things.Not sure yet, let you know in a year or so :) Or maybe less.nonerelaxation seems to help quite a bitPreventions eliminating caffeine and putting up with sinus drainage without antihistamine therapyNoneI haven't found any preventions yet, try to relax. I am not a relaxing type person.dont take hot showersunknownNot sure??Drugs to induce stupor. almost PRN Xanax, Ambien, Tylenol #3 plus all the effects of 240mg Inderal X2, 300mg Ethmozine X2, 10mg Hytrin X2, Amioderon 2X20mg (Loading) x2, Synthroid (tumor removal), Actos 15mg X1 nonerelaxationnoneNot sure - 9/2003noneDr's can not / have not given any useful or consistent advice.
Sotalol seems to help
No known preventionNot a clueAvoidance of excessive alcoholnonekeeping digestive problems under control with strict diet.
breathing out when bending down.
abstinence form alcohol (unfortunately).
PreventionsAvoid stress. Avoid people who tell you they have something much worse! Avoid caffeine.exerciseif I avoid dinner or if eat to little??NonePotassium
Magnesium
Lots of rest
positive thinkingDeep breathing used to seem to help shorten attacks and the valsalva manoeuvre seemed to stop one episode in 10 minutes.

NoneI stopped working and my symptoms have lessened by an incredible amount.I also take CoQ10,Magnesium and a bunch of other supplements as well as stopped drinking alchohol and caffeine.25 mg twice a day of atenalol helps control it.I am on sotalol and digoxin since my last attack. I am avoiding gulping drinks down or drinking anything cold. Before I started taking Diovan, I drank everything icy cold and did not get an attack. However, I can remember one time last summer when I took my pulse and it was erratic for a few minutes. Had not had a problem for almost a year until I started the Diovan. I don't know whether the meds are keeping the afib under control or eliminating cold beverages.Wish I knew! I don't drink or smoke. I don't eat after 6:00 PM.Anger/Stress management,avoidance of alcoholic/caffeinated beverages,suspect foods,moderation in diet and a healthy exercise regimen, along with med intake have probably all played a role in reducing major incidents, but the attacks have by no means been eliminatednoneI guess rheumatic heart disease is fairly rare in the US - best prevention would have been to diagnose and treat it years ago.
Now I try to avoid caffeine because it seems to worsen my afib., and don't drink too much alcohol either.
Pay attention to body. Before I just ignored signs of strange beats etc, I was in denial, I just ignored this stuff and rationalized that since it didn't make me weak or anything else that it was okay. I was probably in Afib frequently but just ignored my body. It got so bad that my heart was POUNDING and flip-flopping like a fish and I couldn't ignore what was going on in my chest, I went to a cardiologist. Within 3 days I was in the hospital for a week. This was a shock to me, and wasn't good for my condition at all. They did all sorts of tests and I missed many meals as prep for tests, lost 5 more pounds. Had a cardioversion that didn't work. Went on Sotalol. Scared me about to death. Having never been to a hospital in my life.avoid these triggers just in case they are the cause but have had AF without taking thesePreventionsHave converted 4 out of 5 times within 10/12 hours thru medications. Last time had to be cardioverted.running up stairs or uphill briefly when I feel the precursor ectopic heart beats. still lookingnonenot much, in general; however, some things seem to help: good sleep / rest; breathe deep & long (meditative / yogic calming & deep breathing); maintain moderate stress levels; avoid (especially) prolonged stressful situationsNone KnownDuring the day, drink 1 to 1.5 liter mineral water containing 110 mg magnesium per littertried almost everything without success until Tambacor, which worked well about a year or so. now they are going to try a hospital stay and take me off Tambacor then try Dofetilide.Good night's sleep; eating very little; empty stomach; pure food; weight loss.Exercise seems to help, low carb diet seems to helpnothingElectro Physiology Physician. In the Philadelphia area, it is Frank Marchlinski. The process is a cure. Read: http://www.healthfinder.gov/news/newsstory.asp?docID=506427 just do a search for his name on www.google.com but there is a year wait list. nill,exercise helpedUnknown, as of yet, but I'm turning my diet around and taking multi-vit., magnesium, high doses of vit. c, l-lysine, l-proline, l-carnitine, alpha lipoic acid, co q10, fish oil, E, green drinks and acidophilus/probiotics.None--avoiding triggers seems to only delay onset.avoid the abovestrict diet (avoiding all known triggers or consume them sporadicaly as there is a some kind of treshold until I can 'violate' my diet so e.g. occasional coffe is ok as long as I dont take the next one for 4-5 days), moderate physical activities, medicationNone - medication is only controlling the rate and nothing else. It doesn't keep me in normal sinus rhythm. SO have been referred for surgery.Magnesium and Potassium supplementsPreventionsCatheter Ablation worked for about 6-8 mos, now problems returned.staying calm
sitting up right
deep slow breaths
laying on left hand side
eating properly
UW and WW and foods to help the Mg++ and N+
A lot of steady exercise, watching my HR and slooowly building myself up again.
vits.3 x 1 mg. fish oil, 1 x 500 iu E., 1 x 50 mg. Qc10.,
1 x garlic tab.
SleepnoneMeditation, Yoga, Marijuana, Betapace, moderate exercise (sometimes helps, depending on severity of the break-through). Moderating my diet has helped a lot. I have gone from 215 pounds to 190 in the last year and I think either the weight loss, or just the fact that I eat smaller portions now, is helping. Getting sleep is essential, and where all else fails, Ambien has been a great help. Oddly enough, sometimes eating diary products helped - like eating a piece of cheese - back when I was first getting A-Fib. Now, sadly, I need the drugs.none for me..Haven't found anyNAnone knownNothing yet but thank you all for the many suggestions on this site.Avoid eating rubbish food after dinner.Get on top of the heart burn as I think that is a big contributer,unknown yetnonenothingsince diagnosis---chronicNothing that has worked consistantly.With AF I have a very high heart rate. A calcium blocker, reduces my heart rate and AF in a half to three-quarters of an hour. Recently I have also tried carotid artery massage and holding my breath. These actions enable me to take less of the calcium blocker to reduce the heart rate and restore normal rhythm.alkaline-forming foods, MicrohydrinPreventionsCARDIOVERSIONNone I am aware ofNoneOff the alcohol, it helps but does not cure the condition.
I am trying a reorganisation of my meal times, i.e. not eating later than 7 pm.
Taking propanolol the night before I suspect that I might be vulnerable to afib.Managing stress. Predictable routine of diet and excercise. Rythmol seems to help but does not eliminate the problemunknownOn the days I go to the gym, I do not usually get AF. Other than that, nothing.noneAvoid alcohol, coffeeNone. I've been off caffeine since second episode, but that doesn't seem to matter.Try not to eat too large a meal too late in the evening.
Chew food more thoroughly.
Exercise slowly at first.
Suspect regular mealtimes including a regular b'fastStaying away from the above list of triggers. Trying to eat healthy. Also on a multi-vitamin and the B complex, and Magnesium, Calcium CitrateNoneno caffeine
no MSG containing foods
I have tried eliminating certain foods and beverages, but to no avail. Not aware of any known preventions.don't know of anyI have classic "vagally mediated AF" (neurogenic). Interesingly, I had episodes lasting 12-24 hours, reoccuring about every 2 weeks for 4 or 5 years. Then my electrophysiologist put me on Tricor to reduce my high triglycerides. I haven't had a single occurance of AF since Jan 2006 (still true as of Aug 2008). stress reduction

cardioversion within 40minutes after drug cocktail;
200 - 300 mg Tambacor, sometimes with one cardizem
Controlling gastric distress with Gaviscon (coats stomach) and advil for esophageal discomfort.

Flecainide 225 Mg daily (75 mg 3x daily) My prescription is for 150 mg 2x a day but with my physician's consent I am attempting to reduce the dosage slightly but take the remainder in 3 doses.

PreventionsI have reduced my intake of food, which includes carbs, fat,sugar,caffeine,theobromine(chocolat products)vitamin K and salt. I am trying to walk on a treadmill more than once a week and I am drinking more water.Holding breath when I first feel heart skipping beats. Can't be sure I would have gone into full arrhythmia though.

Sometimes walking fast when I first feel heart skipping beats will even it out. Again, no way of telling if I was heading for full arrhythmia.

Neither works all the time, of course, or I would never go into arrhythmia.

Not sure yetSometimes flexing my stomach muscles seems to make it go away, but that might just be coincidence because other times I just look like a fool flexing his stomach muscles.Don't know yet!Ablation and implanted pacemakerWeight Control, Avoiding TriggersNone yet but desperatly looking.Staying calm,sensible eating and no big meals and bearing down helps to.avoiding abovenoneavoid caffeine, alcohol, exercise.EPA/DHA oils, elimination of 'bad' dietary fats (to enhance 'fluidity' of cardiac cell membranes).
Low intake of high-glycemic foods (to stabilize levels of adrenal cortical hormones, sp. cortisol and aldosterone).
CoQ10 and L-Carnitine (for cardiac cellular energy production).
Multi-vitamins (including B6, B12, folic acid, and TMG (Betaine) to reduce blood level of pro-inflammatory homocysteine).
Vit. E: gamma, delta, tocotrienols.
Vit C.
Magnesium
Potassium.
Multi-minerals.

Cabbage settles my heart down.Had five cardioversions -- none successfulHave terminated a few episodes by placing my head between my legs.NONEThey didn't find anything wrong my heart, and I have no symptoms at all. In my case I think this happened because of a poor diet and I was very active and then I missed a couple of days of my beta pace, and I wasn't exercising my heart like I use to.Medications
Laying Down(best on right side)
PreventionsI avoid lying on my left side as much as possible. I do not use alot of ice in my drinks and I "warm them up" in my mouth before I swallow. I don't eat ice cream products quickly. I try to get adequate sleep. I usually cannot go to sleep with AF going on so I sometimes take 2 1/2 mg of Valium which helps me sleep inspite of it. Sometimes mild exercise puts me back in rhythm if AF isn't too intense. I am 98% decaf and eat less chocolate than I have in the past. Seldom drink alcohol and only in small amounts.Compleatly stop drinking, and chewing tobbacco.Have tried being off alcohol completely.It seemed to work for a short while.Now no correlation between a drink and AF episodes.nonenonekeeping calmAvoiding alcohol after periods of physical or emotional stress. Taking anti-acid when I feel a hint of gastronomical distress. Maintaining a regular exercise program.Nothing clearcut. Reducing weight may help a little.
Sleeping on the right side helps a little.
Deep breathing can sometimes forestall or postpone an episode.
Moderate alcohol intake, especially late at night. Sleeping discipline.NoneDon't get overtired. Avoid large meals, especially late at night. Don't bend over and extend arms at same time. None that work reliably. "Burping" does work in very early on-set (within first 3 - 4 AF beats, but nothing works when AF established.PreventionsWhen i feel the ectopics starting if i get up and exerciseWalking when PVC or missed beats detected.I have two types of ectopic beats that send me into AF. The first one is the multiple skipped or extra beats which will send me into AF. If I can get my heart rate up with some light exercise I can sometimes fend off the AF. The other type is probably an atrial flutter or some kind of tackycardia (a series of short fast beats). With this type if I bear down (like having a bowell movement) or plug my nose and simulate blowing up a baloon I can sometimes prevent an occurance. Usually in the end the AF wins out but sometimes I can delay it.cammomille , hawthorn flowers.noneNot sure anything actually prevents it. Even with complete elimination of triggers and uswe of medication still have episodes about twice a month, sometimes more.medicationnoneflecainide, 300/day.Stay away as much as possible from food or drink containing Thiamins. Rest. No red wine. Using a mind trigger to adjust my state of mind to a confident but relaxed feeling. Stay on the wifes good side.None [added 7-2005:] After two PVI procedures, Afib is cured. I have had two episodes of sustained Atrial fluuter, now prevented by a low dose of Remeron. Off Remeron afer only 3 months, gained 20 pounds!sleep, relaXATION TECHNIQUESdon't know of any so faravoiding the aboveCalming down. Eating smaller meals. Eating slowly. Taking short rests and cat naps. Maybe it is just me, but being able to have good bowel movements seems to alleviate this sense of pressue and thudding as well. Walking
cold then warm shower
concentration on something other than A.F.
None that I know of.medication PreventionsI have tried the following, sometimes successful. 2-3 Tums. Running up and down stairs a few times. Lying down on my right side (never left side). working on iteat slowly, chew completely, drink after eating, drink water, etc.I am very physically active and have never had an episode of AF start during or immediately after strenuous exercise. A few years ago I could even terminate an episodes by moderate exertion but this no longer works, it just causes extreme pulse rate and near fainting.Don't consume anything with triggers in it.

If I make a mistake the follwoing alleviates it:
Activity and fresh air. Sleep with window open above bed what ever the weather.
Vegitative state.NoneAvoid the above situations (as far as daily activities of life will allow)noneGentle stroll. Being uprightnone knownnoneNoneNonemedication onlycut back on sugars, both natural and artificial STOP all caffeine sources, including all coffee(s) both caffeinated and decaffeinated, coca-cola, chocolate, tea, over-the-counter headache rememdies with caffeine. Stopped flonase rx (stiumlant). Always eat small meals with good sources of complex carbs to keep blood sugar regulated and even. Am supplementing minerals, magnesium 750mg, citracal (calcium w/ D) 315mg, potassium 198mg (and a banana a day), also 1 hawthorne berry and 1 Co Q-10. Run 3 miles 3-4 times a week. Stopped vitamin supplements altogetherlaying on right side, some exercise when I start getting very relaxed, drinking apple cider vinegar (in AM.), (foot rubs help),Not sure yetNone knownNil.PreventionsnoneNot a clue except for meds helping frequencyDon't I wish!

But I do seem to be an unusual case in that indulging in sex will greatly shorten an episode. It has worked
about 80% of the time, and pretty much ALWAYS if the "cure" is applied after at least 3 hours of AF - long
enough for the Big Pee to manifest itself a few times. It HAS NOT WORKED on those times where we
tried it immediately upon getting into AF. I also suspect that if I feel on the verge of an episode it would
in fact INITIATE it. But it has been uncanny that on so many occasions, I was in full AF well into the -
-ahem- preparatory stages, but immediately upon conclusion, the beat was strong, steady, not overly rapid.
Sure wish I could patent this....
A sad reflection - on one occasion when the sex didn't work, a cold shower did. Go figure! I suspect it
has something to do with an adequate waiting period - for the Big P.
sleep on right sideexerciseAvoid known triggers to minimise discomfort. Atenolol (recently prescribed) helps with stress/excitement related discomfort. For most of the time I'm now not aware of the condition. But I do still get breathless on exercise and this can lead to angina. GTN helps with this.Amiodarone is the only drug that is working, worried about long term use.None knownI currently take chinese herbs for circulation and general heart support, adrenal support formula, Q10, V-C, Cal/Mag, herbal antidepression formula, herbal colon cleans formula, HGH, accupuncture to promote better circulationKeep evening meal light
Sleep only on right side
Elevated head of bed
Cardizem, LanoxinRest,no caffiene,Digoxin,limit alcohol,reduce stress,Think!meds, sleep(sometimes to convert)???noneHave taken 1000mg fish oil
Co-Enzyme Q 10 by the bucket load
Hawthorne Berry
Magnesium 800 mgs a day
Vitamin B-12
L-Carnitine
None of these helped
none to my knowledge Relaxationburping can stop afib from starting, sometimes taking magnesium and pottassium supplements, laying down stops the bubbles that bring on afib.PreventionsnoneIt's just been a few days since I found out I had atrial fib, haven't found any known preventions as of yet but I'd sure like to.Beta Blockers (Lopressor) help get me back to normal rhythm, but too much also causes
lite-headiness and short blackouts. Tambocor/Flecanide (Calcium Channel Blocker) seems to help too
stress management
beta blocker
magnesium
Avoiding more than 2/3 units alcohol daily.Avoiding caffeine totally.Taking sleeping pills to control insomnia.NoneEat breakfast rather early, don't wait until 10:00 or 11:00.
Get plenty of rest
I think exercise, because the episodes only became worse after not exercising for a year and after a very bad bout of a virus which involved a lot of coughing and the stress of income tax time.
Verapamil seems to reduce severity of incidences but not frequency.stress reduction,
hydration (drinking water)
plenty of rest...
avoiding the triggers
regular habits and rest

adequate sleep

a strict de-caff diet

lose weight and 30 minutes walking per day

Take medicine EXACTLY as prescribed
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU FIND SOME.
- sleep 8 to 9 hours a day - eat a balanced diet - drink gatorade if exercising and eat a banana a day
- absolutley no alcohol & caffeine
Keep running.noneMeds didn't even work Once it starts, I take 100mg Metoprolol, that works most times,(thats every day) If it kicks in late et night, I take another 50-100mg metoprolol, that works eventually! meaning, I wake in the morning and it's gone! What has worked more than anything is having this *!*!* illness for 13 years! you sort of, almost get used to it, in other words, the power of positive thought,whilst it doesn't exactly prevent an episode, doesn't exacerbate it either.noneIt seems that when I am due for an episode nothing on earth will prevent it .not knownPreventionssleep on right side, take a deep breath or twoI've never found anythingI am on all sorts of medication and nothing helps. I have been ablated, cardioverted and waiting for something new TO CURE ME.not certainNone I am aware of.walkingSleeping a lot (8-9 hours/day) helpsmeditationEat smaller more frequent meals, stay away from gas producing foods, try not to stoop to oftenOn short episodes (less than 1 minute): calming myself or forcing burp, cough or compression of chest.Previously found I had spasms in the early morning which would often trigger AF. Learned that increasing my salt intake and taking a few salt pills before sleeping prevents this.

Previous trigger was yawning.

Learned if that exercise of an adaquate level for at least three out of ever four day will prevent AF. Have been AF free for 13 months.

Amiodarone 100mg/day worked for 2 years. Advised by two new physicians to get off due to side effects.
stay calm with deep and slow breathing, and stay away from triggers.
I have found taking extra magnesium helps shorten the duration of episodes
don't do anything or feel anything, quietlyAblation! It works, if done by an experienced competent EP.currently using digestive enzymes. Helping a great deal.noneNone until started flecainide and, now, catheter ablation to stop atrial flutterwater intake
valsalver manouver
not mixing proteins for breakfast
detox routines
Relaxation breathing exercise, cold showers, occasionally carotid massage.I've gotten off of all caffeine, quit drinking cold drinks and tried to reduce stress.PreventionsnoneDespite removing as many situations as possible that may precipitate an episode, they still occur.I have a history of LAF occuring during the early hours of sleep. For the last few months I have been taking Pepcid and/or Tums before bedtime and have not had an AF occurance during sleep. Don't know why it works and I never took antacids, etc. in the past. Keeping my fingers crossed.
I have tried to avoid meds. I take Rythmol at the onset of an AF attack and it greatly reduces the time period to convert to normal sinus rythm.
Light-medium exercise seems to forestall it, at least temporarily.None. Just sleep it off if I can.Baroreceptor massage, Valsalva's maneuver, immersing face in ice water, etc. do not work for me.

Most recent attack (02/17/06): converted to normal sinus rhythm by running up 3 flights of stairs.
Deep breaths, no caffiene, deep breath and bear down.noneRelaxation techniques.
Get plenty of sleep.
Avoid overeating/indigestion
unknown at this timeEureka, I have found it. I believe that the fibrillation was brought on by digestive problems. When I had my gallbladder out, the doc told me I could eat anything I wanted to. WRONG!! Recently, I have put myself on a low fat diet and a lot of things have started to resolve. The heart is beating fine with no PVC's. I'm losing weight and feeling better. I truly think that there was a correlation between a fatty diet and the fibrillation. Oh, and I can drink caffeine again, hallelujah! Finally, my faith in Jesus Christ has helped me greatly. He's the master physician.none as yet. Will try running up stairs, though when it happens during tennis carrying on playing doesn't helpNoneTake a nap during the afternoon - it seems to reduce chances of having an episode

Avoid sugar after dinner.

Avoid MSG (Virtually all canned soups and chicken stock have it. Make your own...

No Caffeinn/anot yetNoneonly prevention i know is take meds..stay calm;moderate exercise...and stay off all above....stay home wait to die.pace myself when I swallow drinksno diet soft drinks, no caffeine,no exercising, try to illiminate stress, ya right!!!Preventionsduring awake hrs.,if i feel an episode coming on,i can usually avoid it by relaxing/calming down etc.Stay off caffeine, is all I know.small meals , no alchohol , no caffine , rest Nonebanana a or kiwi a day seemed to work along with supplements. Excercise increases seemed to be very effective in the past.
Avoidance of above substancesAvoiding stressExcercise.
but now this is not effective
Newest prevention for me: magnetic therapy. This has worked very well, and I haven't gone into full afib since I started using them.
Walking around (sometimes all night)will keep afib from setting in. Every time I sit or lie down, it will start again until 5 or 6 in the morning. Then I can sleep for 4 or 5 hours. My best prevention is diet. I follow the lists for my blood type in the "Eat Right 4 Your Type" book. Also, I try to keep my carbs below 30 gm a day. Fish instead of heavier meats is helpful, although "natural" meats work well. I cook everything I can from scratch - no preservatives or msg. No deli meats, no canned foods except tuna prepared without msg. Did you know that "hydrolized vegetable protein" or "hydrolized soy protein" is msg?
quinaglute worked for 8 years but now it is worse than everNone yetamiodaronenoneVery warm bath,
Physical effort can stop an attack,
Taking drugs (mebeverine or propanthelline) for preventing colon problems seems prevent Afib (vagolytic effects?).
no caffeine
less work
relax/rest
exercise
None known. Usual conversion methods usually don't work. An extra sotalol sometimes seems to stop it.Taking vitamin and mineral supplements containg molybdenum
Avoiding sulfites and MSG under its various names(natural flavor, hydrolyzed protein, sodium caseinate, etc.)

Exercise seems to prevent AF from occurring, and sometimes
seems to bring me back into normal rhythm, but only
after I have been in AF for 12 hours or more.
Episode beginning July 2003 did not convert. Needed electrical cardioversion on Oct 9th.
REmoving amalgem fillings under STRICT protocal
Replacing other metal bridges with Composite materials
Rythmol/attenol
Chi Gung
Walking 3 miles per day
Yoga
taking magnesium infusions
Exercising at first etopic beats on occasion has prevented a bout of A.F. but not always. Avoiding fatigue seems
to be a big help.
None really, though once stopped through cold water on face; warning signs are PACs. Once it has kicked in, sleep has helped.None of the earlier preventions (being careful about digestive status) work any more. AF seems to have this adaptive characteristic where it runs around whatever it is you did last time to stop it.PreventionsTagamet , Tums.Sometimes ignoring and contiuing with normal physical activities will restore normal sinus rhythm.Holding my breath when AF first comes on(usually doesn't work). Nothing else I've tried works to stop an onset.

I have found that vigorous aerobic exercise (jogging, stairmaster, etc.) will sometimes put me back into NSR. It never works right after the onset of AF, but it usually works on the next day or the day after that.
nonedeep breathing, relaxing, easy walking.have never known anything to actually prevent an attack coming on - it just happens!deep breathing
lay on floor and stretching out flat on my back
Low intensity exercise; restone time the valsalva maneuver worked.
30 mg diltiazem
Valsalva maneuver, emptying stomach of excess wind
Food-combining diet - fruit breakfast (small coffee)
starch-based lunch (pasta/rice etc)
protein dinner (meat/fish & salad/veg)
2 glasses red wine in evening
minimum 2 litres of water per day
processed food forbidden
Low-density aerobic exercise (golf/cycling/resistance)
Removal of gold tooth bridge and replacement by porcelain

These sometimes work: relaxing techniques, Valsalva maneuvers, dofetilide.None knownLopressor as needed; Valium as needed; Stress management, weight loss, concentration techniques; No alcohol, caffeine or chocolate. Get lots of sleep and eat regularly.No known preventions (despite years of carefully kept records of all episodes).

Postponers (sometimes):
"bearing down";
going up and down stairs a few times

Terminators:
moderate walking;
moderate biking;
yoga/calisthenics
At this point, these terminators only work on the second (and sometimes third) morning after AF starts.
I have been advised to reduce alcohol intake to 12 units a week.CALM CALM CALM!! relaxation techniques.Avoiding extreme physical tirednessSo far nothing has helped. I have tried all remedies mentioned in the AF chat rooms: bearing down, putting face in cold water, magnesium supplements, coughing, etc. I usually convert on my own but lately episodes have been lasting at least 24 hours.PreventionsnilTambocor........"keeping my fingers crossed"
Trying to stay calm. Trying to deal with indigestion, liquid mylanta seems to help that, also prevacid.Nothing has ever altered or stopped the cyclingflecainide

elevate head and sleep on back or right side
Intravenous magnesium (once a week for 4 weeks) seems to have stopped the AF for 8 months in 2000.

I also had high levels of mercury which I cut by 75% through taking vitamin C, blue green algae, cilantro, and alphalipoic acid. Dental amalgams removed June-July 2001.
noneShifting body positions when first starting to fib. Taking a nap. Getting up, moving about. Don't eat or drink too muchEpisodes haven't been frequent enough to determine this.Other than avoiding triggers, no known preventions. lack of stress, avoid triggers, etc. But nothing really keeps it away. UnknownI was able to delay the onset of AF for about an hour if I ran up a flight of stairs after the first few ectopic beats.

I would often go into AF when in bed and if I immediately got out of bed and walked around as soon as AF started I would sometimes convert back to NSR. If I didn't convert in the first couple of minutes of AF I'd usually be in for many hours.
CurrentMedsDaily Aspirin, Lansoprazole. I was given the Lansoprazole by my doctor to combat stomach pain caused by the Aspirin. I have been taking them for a few weeks now and my stomach problems and AF have completely disappeared. You can only take these for 8 weeks so I am looking for something long term to give the same result.Diazem,EloquisBisopropol, Flecainide, AspirinDiltiazem, Metoprolol, Multaq, Lipitor, Coumadin, Lasix, Pottasium chloride.Metoprolol (Tire easily) Warfarin, Ran-RabeprazolePreviously just pharmacuetical cardio version, but now offered Concor 2.5mg for a week to see if symptoms of throbbing heart, discomfort in left shoulder subsides.AsprinDigoxin
Pradaxa
Diltiazem


Don't know if they cause side effects
Taking Sotalol 120mg twice daily. Have to have an EKG once a year because of this medication since it can cause the heart node to slow down. So far (after 11 years on the med) it has not. As I mentioned above, furosemide 40mg every morning and 10meq of KCL every evening. Omeprazole 20mg every PM to keep the stomach in good shape. Been taking 5000 units of Vitamin D because it rains a lot here and I don't get enough sun to produce it myself. Taking a high dose vitamin B Complex too because my levels were low on some of these. The doc gave me a script for diazepam which helps to calm me down on bad stress days.Sotalol, thyroxine, allopurinol.
Possible effect on memory and energy levels of Sotalol?
Was put on warfarin three months after the last episode of atrial fib. It has currently not stabilised at the magic 2.5 but am hopeful.
Metorolol 75 mg/day, Pradaxa 150 mg 2 x/day, lipitor for high colesterol, Lisinopril 10 mg/day for high blood pressure, Prilosec 20mg/day for reflux/GERD. Also have propafenone for "Pill in Pocket" treatment to abort A-Fib as needed 600mgBeta blockers depression. Rhythmol major side effects migraines no sleep,nausea hair loss, loss of taste. Now on Cardizem for HBP and rhythm control. So far so good.Pill-in-the-pocket flecainideatenolol and aspirin
atenolol makes me tired but does mean that during an episode my pulse doesn't go mad and it is bearable
Tikosyn/dofetilide (250 x 2) and diltiazem (180 24 hrs)
Lipitor (10 mg)
Potassium (10 mg eq)
Xarelto (20 mg)
Fish oil (1000 mg/day)
Zantac (150 mg)
I take various pills for my blood pressure and one to prevent gout daily, but the ones I take specifically for A Fib are 10 mg of Bisoprolol and 7 mg of Warfarin.

I'm not aware of any side effects with the Warfarin, but I do get a wheezyy cough occasionally which I believe may be connected to my Bisoprolol intake.
Diabetic medicationUnable to tolerate Warfrin, nearly bled to death in October taking this. Bleeding in right and left legs, right kidney and right arm. Now on baby asprin, metropalol and CardizemHave discontinued medication except for asprin and losartin(high blood pressure)
Took Ameoderone for one year, made episodes more frequent and made me feel wretched and very ill...sickness, lethargy inability to think straight, and hair loss (hair now growing thicker since stoping Ameoderone)
aspirin beta blockerspropafenone and verapamil, verapamil, BF, asprin - heartburnSotalol 160 mg/day (before and after FR abalation). Some tiredness, some breatlessness.
Coumadin (post-operative) 6mg/d. No clear side effects
Multaq..stomach symptoms like heart burn
Diltiazem (sp) tiredness
warfarin...bruising and bleeding
CurrentMedsCoumadin=Warfarin anticoagulant 7.5mg/day
Metoprolol for RateControl 2x37.5mg/day/often tired/cant run anymore because of short breath
Flecinide - bad dreams, blurred vison
Verepimil - not sure
Kidney discomfort
flecainide, metoprolol and aspirin
Side effects: dizziness, shakiness
flecainide ratard 100 mg / day
no side-effects
hypertension: enalapril+hydrexin
Rhythmol, beta blocker, PradaxaCartia 240mg once daily, Metropalol 25mg 1 1/2 twice daily
Asprin 325 daily
Fish Oil 1,000 daily
Magnizian 500mg daily
Vitaman D 2,000 daily
Multi Vitaman
diltiazem,thyroxine, temazepam,citalopram, aspirin, claritin Warfarin
Atenalol
Digoxin
Cardizem
I have been on lipitor 10mg for 4 years. One episode before starting the lipitor
Also a baby aspirin every night
noneCoumadin....Sotolol....Altace....Xanax....Lexapro20 mg sotalol 2 times a day. 81 mg asprin a dayCoumadin.
Nexium.
Simvastatin.
bisoprolol. aspirin, propafenoneSotolol, Propafenone (I tolerate this well).Started on Flecainide after flutter started. I am on Coumadin in preparation for cardioversion.Will continue Flecainide after cardioversion.Warfarin
Metoprolol 25mg - gives me insomnia and cold extremities, but helps with exercise tolerance
Flecainide, Omerprazole, Aspirin. No obvious side effects Toprol XL - fatigue, very slow heart rate, weight gain
Flecinide - dry mouth, dizziness, headaches
Aspirin - none
Allegra - drowsiness, so only take if allergies are really bad
I take 80mgSotalol
Thyroxine
Statins 40mg
Aspring 75mg
Flecainide 2 x 50mgs per day, and losartin 25mgs per day. Not aware of any after-effects. Feels much better on current med than on previous. Flecanide - may be causing the flutters-- not sure
Inhaler
Singulair & HCTZ - known cause of fluttering
Antihistamines (no decongestants)
Synthroid - may be a flutter cause
diltiazem, warfarin
Always tired, can't sleep on left side.
sotalol (2x80mg) slow heartbeat (55-60bpm)
Prazosin (3x2mg)
enalpril maleate (1x10mg)
lipitor (1x10mg)
asprin (1x100mg)
CurrentMedsdigoxin, diltiazem, flecainide, coumadin Somthing is causing numb fingertips, cramps in bottom of feetSimvastatin (for cholesterol) - no side effects
Atenolol - as needed - no side effects
I'm on a 30 day heart monitor, and so far have captured many "events". As unpleasant as they were, I am grateful, since now I don't have to describe them to people any more.. they can see them for themselves. When I meet with my doc in a couple of weeks' time, we'll have a discussion about options, I guess.
AtenololSotalol 80mg twice daily (one generic brand (Almus) causes very low HR and skin rash) current generic brand (APS) OK

Ramipril 5mg once daily - major headaches when first started

Aspirin 75mg per day
SotalolDiltiazem replaced w/ Sotalol AF 40mg BID 3/12/2010 - unknown side effects
Metoprolol 100mg twice a day
Warfarin (Coumadin) various depending on INR
aspirinFlecainide 50mg 2 per day
Bisoprolol 1 per day
75mg Asprin

Nausea
Often headaches
Flecanide, 50-100mg/2x day (brings on flutter sometimes, dizziness)
Verapamil, 180mg 1x day (constipation)
Aspirin 81mg
Coumadin (getting off in a month) COLD all the time!

Flecaninide- 100mg 2x a day

Metoprol- 25mg 2x a day
Flecanide
Atenolol
Ramapril

no side effects
aspirin, plavix, Atenolol, coumadin. metropolol, coumadin, Resisted coumadin until this last episode. Then, I was ready.
It almost killed my mother, so I've always been afraid of it.
My INR was 2.7 in emergency room yesterday. That's about where I'd like to keep it, although at that rate, I have a little problem with minor bloody nose.

Propafenone was increased with last episode and metaprolol was added, 50mg twice daily. I am convinced that this drug is causing my rapid heart rate. I just am afraid of this drug, but the doc says it's best in the absence of structural heart disease. Have hiatal hernia 22 yrs.
Have insomnia the worst. Sometimes GERD. Have rx for amitriptyline, for sleep, but don't take it very often.
sotocor makes me tired warfin digoxin lipitorMetaprolol, took one day (today) and had to stop because as I normally have Sinus Bradycardia my heart rate went too low (48 BPM). Asparin.75mg aspirin

Propafenone HCL (arythmol) 2x300mg to be taken an hr after the onset of attack.
Reduced Toprol from 50 mg daily to 12.5, Hoping to go completely soon.
Blood pressure rising though.
Flec PiP - light headache sometimesToprol-50mg, Rythmol-150mg 2x day.

low resting heart rate. headaches, light headedness, nausea, blurred vision.
75 mg/day aspirin, no side effects. Simvastatin 40 mg/day no side effectsWas on Metaprolol but taken off after a few months because it was not allowing me to exercise without giving me arrithmias. Currently on Rythmol, Altace, Indapamide. Don't really feel any side effects from the drugs but there may be some. Also Warfarin for a blood thinner.Flecainide 50mg twice daily, Toprol 25mg once daily, Aspirin 325 mg once daily, Simivastatin 20mg daily Nitro-glycerine in case of chest pain

Slight dizziness now and then, not sure if it's flecainide or Toprol. Simvastatin seems to upset my stomach sometimes. No chest pain to this day, so far no need for NG
CurrentMedsTambocor - 150mg b.i.d., Cartia XL 240mg -q.d., Digoxin .125mg - q.d.

No appreciable side effects
nonesotalol-seems to make me tired at times
ramapril-no side effects
coumadin-blood checks, level is not consistent
lexapro-no side effects
bisoprolol 5mg in morning and 2.5 at evening. Makes me tired due to low heart rate, but when in afib my rate at 91 compared to non-drug times it has been at 170. So the bisoprolol helps keep the feeling of a heart pounding in the chest down and that helps keep the anxiety down during episodes.The beta blocker has limited me from running to walking. I have propafenone but refuse to take it until I understand more.Heparin (temporary, 7-days); Tambocor (100 mg) twice daily; Concor: 1/2 tablet (2.5 mg) daily; 1 apirin daily.propafanone, coumadin, lisinopril, omeprazoleallergic to propafenone, flecainide, metapolol
Diltiazem OK - 150 mg. 1X/day
1 aspirin
taurine, 1500 mg./day, more with afib episode
These are for A-fib/flutter post ablation
Asprin 81mg
Diltiazem 240mg-just changed to 360mg
Mag Ox 400
Propafenone 225mg 2 x day
Warafin 5mg

These are for the chronic cough post ablation
Veramyst 27.5
Tessalon Pearle
Protonix 40mg
Nasacort AQ

Other
Premarin.625 1 x per week
Vitamin D-3 1000 IU
Caltrate 600-D
Amitiza
Alendronate 70mg

Have blurred vision ~not sure which one causes it.
Aspirin 325mg - none
Zetia 10mg - none
Fish oil
Diltiazem 120mg PRN - I haven't taken it yet
Metoprol 25 mg extended release and flecinade twice daily 50 mgExecutive B Vitamins by Blackmores 1 tab x 2 day
Fish Oil 1 capsule x 2 day
Cardio Nutrients 1 capsule x 2 day by BioCeuticals
no side effects
metoprololamiodarone 100 mg daily

metropolol 100

aldactazide 25/25
have just started taking flecainide acetate (Tambocor) and im not feeling to good with it seems to be making things worse if anythingnoneDiltiazem, Sotalol, WarfarinTikosyn
Coumadin
Quinapril
Mobic
Coreg

weight gain & diarrhea. When 1st started taking Coumadin had severe stomach pains
Aspirin 81mg
Coumadin 34mg/week
Lipitor 80mg
Sotalol 240mg
sotalol, 320mg per day / no known side effectsAtenolol
Warfarin
No significant side effects
Rythmol 325mg 2x/day (started Dec 2008)
Aspirin 325mg 1x/day
Toprol 50mg 1x/day as needed during episode
Bisoprolol
Side-effects - Fatigue, feeling spaced out, water retention in toes, difficulty focussing eyes to read, poor short-term memory, depressed, irritable, cold intolerance and cold hands and feet.
75 mcg Thyroxine (not yet taking optimal dose)
15 mg Lansoprazole (for gastritis)
Atenolol 25 mg one half pill twice a day, then we stopped that and put me on Metoprolol 75 mg twice a day,plus simvastatin 20 mg daily for cholesterol, plus Metformin 500 mg twice daily for Diabetes, PLUS a 325 mg aspirin every day
plus I'm suppose to use a c-pap every night but I keep pulling it off in my sleep ( I'm a bit of a chlosterphobic )
Thyroxine 150mg a day
Warfarin 5mg a day
Sotalol 3x40mg a day
Omacor x1 a day
Alverine Citrate 2x 1 a day (IBS)

Only side effects encountered are with the Sotalol...Sore head, light headed, nauseous and when restarting after stopping for surgery- visual problems whereby I have to lie down as getting like kaleidoscopes spinning in my perippheral line of vision
Flecanide to control the arrythmias.
Coumadin post procedure for three months.
Monocor to for rate control in the event of an episode.
I am having occasional irregular beats since my ablation on Sept 19th, but no real episodes of fibrillation.
I was started on flecanide in Nov 07 and had not had any episedes since feburary this year. Prior to that I had been
having episodes of fibrillation daily for a year. My life was hell.
I feel very tired all the time and can fall asleep on a dime. I am due to come off the medication in December to see if the ablation was effective. I am sure that the monocor is the cause of my tiredness.
CurrentMedsatenolol 50 mg
aspirin 81 mg
Tanbocor, 200mg daily, 100mg in the morning and the other at night.
Cardiosel, 12.5mg each in the morning and night.
plavix, one at night

No side effects that i am associating with the medicine
was only on cardizem but since the cardioversion I am taking coumadin and rythmol- I feel a little dizzy on the rythmol but I take .5mg of ativan and that takes care of itTambacor no known side effectsPROPAFENONE-LISINIPRIL50 mg of metoprolol....can make me tired or to dream funny
but MUCH than atenolol which made me anxious and gave me vertigo

5 mg warafin

Atenolol, Cardura XL and lowdose aspirin. No obvious side effects to date.
Flecinaide has been suggested, but I have not taken up this option.
Flecainide (liquid)
coumadine, amiodorone, 81 mg aspirin, diovan
Sotalol, 160 Mg. x 2 daily, Dogoxin .125 Mg daily. Aspirin 81 Mg daily

Possible: New Irregularities. Specifically double heart beats. E.g. beat-beat - pause, beat-beat - Pause
None. Other than some ED. I only take sotolol, lipitor, low dose asprin, and advair now. No more toprol, amoroderone, or coumadin.-Accupril 10 mg daily (BP) : "ticky" cough, mostly dry
-Toprol XL 50 mg twice daily (afib)
-325 mg Enteric coated Aspirin
-1 multi vitamin/mineral
-CoQ10 50 mg daily *had quit 9 months, just restarted
-Prilosec 40 mg daily

-turmeric 450 - 1500 mcg daily *by pill or powder is
sprinkled on food
Sotatol for AF - have to have certain brand or get bad heads
Aspirin for AF
Bendroflumethiazide
Simvastatin
baby aspirin





Verapmil, Digoxin, Mevacor, Warfarin - no side effectsAtenolol 12 1/2 mg, asprin and recently Rythmol as pill in pocket.
light headed
dofetilide - headaches, lack of energy
atenolol - no side effects
warfarin
soltalol 120mg x2/day, cholesterol meds, aspirin, plavix, fish oil, atacand.Verapamil
recently a short time taken off verapamil and tried on Sotalol, but pulse rate and blood pressure went very low so was put back on verapamil.
Have been on verapamil for 25 years after having an EPS study - firstly for palpitations then left on it for AFib.
take warfarin and lisinopril
Digoxin which has just been recalled. AsprinCoumadin, metoprolol, Cozaar, digoxin, potassium, furosemide, Metformin, Januvia, Nexium, Nortriptyline, Vytorin
No side effects
I now take 120 mgs. Coumadin (warfarin), Sotalol twice a day and 120 mgs of Cardizem once a day. Had a horrible rash a couple of months ago that doctors thought was the result of the Cardizem so I went off it. At latest afib episode, the emergency room doctor decided to try it again and I've had no reaction this time--praise God.
CurrentMedsCoumadin- 5mg daily50mg flecainide twice daily - halo vision effects
4mg candesartan daily
7mg warfarin daily - get very cold and sweats
1.25 mg bisoporol twice daily - lightheadedness and low blood pressure
Sotalol - initially swollen ankles, headaches, blurred vision.
Simvastatin
Warfarin
Bisoprolol, aspirin
General fatigue most likely because of lowered heart rate
metoprol, digitek, clonazapam

stomach problems - not sure if from these meds or something else since I had stomach issues before going on meds. Cold alot and was tired at first.
Lopressor (metoprolol) - ice cold hands and feet, a bit off balance at times, overwhelming tirednessTambocor. Usual side affects as listed. Weakness in the eye muscles and occasional dizziness. However medication received well by body. On supplements of fish oil and magnesium acetate and 150mg of aspirin per day as well. tenormin
synthryoid
Flecainide - seems to have increased occurences, however has decreased intensity of occurences. Have not had severe episode since start of medication - 6 mos. ago. However, it feels like my rhythm is off most of the time.

Warfarin - blood vessels in face showing, bruise easily and long term, still have not been able to level amounts needed to take - so blood tests every two weeks. I'm not eating as healthy as I was, because I've had to limit my favorite health foods: spinach, green veggies and cranberries.
Linsinopril, Coumadin, crestor, plavix, tikosyn and digitekRhythmol SR 325 BID; lanoxin .1875 BID

no side efects
sotalol
lipitor
and now I'm on coumadin
fatigue, light headed,nauseaPropafenone (Arythmol) 225mg every 8 hours - this causes me to have a metallic taste, Metoprolil 25mg every 12 hours, Aspirin 81 mg daily, Lescol 80mg once a day. I've been on various doses of Warfarin but the doctors have not been able to control it's effects on me yet. My blood keeps getting too thin. take Quinidine Glucanate at onset. Current resting Heartrate 36-44 bpm, when afib has gone as low as 20 bpm (in hospital)Gaps between beats have been as much as 3.5 seconds. I take 1 1/4 mg of warafin daily-- blood stays at about 2.4 which they say is good--I take lopressor and lovastatin alsoBeta blockers ( Diltiazem), warfarinDiltiazem and Propafenone - unusual taste, poor short term memory, constipation, shortness of breath on exertion, hair loss, poor heat tolerance?
Warfarin
None. I was mis-prescribed Atenolol by a cardiologist who didn't seem to realize that it increases frequency of palpitations in people with my kind of A-fib (vagal). It also induced a new symptom, PVC, which I never had before trying atenolol. As a result I was hospitalized for a day and have had frequent recurrence of PVC and afib. I'm very annoyed I was taken off of flecainide to go through this charade. I'd sue if I had the money!Non. I use a controlled diet, plenty of exercise and vagal massage (Valsalva) and breathing against resistance if suffering a paroxysm.toprol 12.5 mg, flecainide 100 mg - nothing works for me, aspirinRythmol-just started too soon to know side effects75mg aspirin for stroke prevention recomended sotalol but this was stopped just moments before i took it due to unusual electrical pathways being discovered ( although it was me that highlighted this little problem with the cardiologist-- go figure!)CurrentMedsarythmol-aspirin-no real side effects
was on two 300mg doses but came off one 300mg dose myself just over a year ago as when i took it at night as soon as alay down my heart would go into AF
warfarin, lisinopril, spironolactone, digoxin, coreg

night leg pain
dry cough
Rythmol,metropolol,nifedipine,HCTZ,clonidine,isorbidenexiumtenormin-none200mg flecainide twice a day....cardizem 120 mg twice a day
asprin 1 a day
Sotalol,warfarin,diltiazem, Sotalol 80mg x twice a day, 75mg aspirin x once a day. Sotalol appears to be managing the issue, however side effects include but aren't restricted to: fatigue which hits like a thunderbolt, coldness in the extremities, indigestion - reflux issuesNoneunable to tolerate drugs. Side effects when tried feeling internal body movements. blood vessells moving in legs eye pain unable to concentrate


daily asprin
Flecanide, blood thinner, AvaproWas taking sotalol HCL I took 80 ml twice came back after about two weeks. They doubled the amount to 160 twice a day, lasted about two months then came back again. Then the doctor put me on Tikosyn 0.5 mg once a day. I've been on Tikosyn for about 8 days. I feel very week and shakey. I can feel my heart beats.digoxin 0.25 mg/day for 18 years
clonazepam 0.5 mg/night for 8 years (nighttime panic disorder; vagal nerve stimulation)
Sotalol 80 MG twice a day, Plavix, Aspirin, Lisinopril HCTZ 20/25, Klor-con M20 Twice a dayCoumadin, Amaryltambocor - have been taking for 17 yrs
initially - noticeable incresed heartrate
now - none observed
Verapamil - low blood pressure
Previscan blood thinner - none
Zocor - none
Flecainide 300mgs crushed in water as a bolus dose as soon as I go into AF.No medication taken regularlywill be on Coumadin (~50mg) for a few more weeks. no side effects. Have been on this drug for almost 8 months nowDigoxin 0.125mg daily
Attenolol 25 mg daily
warfarinToprol XL - none
Avandia ? - none
Verapramil - none
Lisinopril - none
Lipitor - none
Prevacid - none
Metaformin - flatulance
Niaspan - facial flushing
no medications since first attackASA q. day
prinivil
celebrex
hyrocholothiazide
Vytorin
50 mg atenolol twice per day/no side effectsAmiodarone- erectile disfunction, numb fingers ,
cold feet.
Warfarn no side effects so far.
CurrentMedsatenolol, coumadin, pletaalMy in case of medication Flecinade.

Has worked once.
metoprolol - digitek [lack of energy]see above. Initial tiredness on coumadin, now no sxs, feel good more active, mod. exercise with no sxs.Flecainide 200mg daily + up to 100mg during AF episodes
Aspirin (warfarin refused due to unpredictable and erratic INR)
Propafenone........causing tiredness and problems with losing weight.
Cardizem same as above
I take amniodarone (200 mg BID) Atacand (16mg once a day) Bisoprolol (5mg once a day) Rat poison (Warfarin) (7mg once a day) and carvidelol. The Amiodarone has caused some torubling side effects, I see a blueish haze around everything, and my skin is turning a lovely shade of blue-grey. The most troubling thing is that I am told that the hue of my skin is probably permanent. The doctors in thier obtuse humour (it actualy seems worse than mine) call it 'smurf syndrome' believe it or not. Everyone notices, I get stared at constantly.Warfarin.. no problems clotting factor quite stable.
Amlodopine.. My wonder drug helped me to sort out raised bp at last.
Perindopril.. No problems some ankle swelling occasionally.
Dioxososin.. No problems
Nebivolol.. No problems
Co-Codamol..No problems a bit de-hydrating.
Flecanide as pill in the pocket if duration is lengthy.

Lisiniprol for blood pressure which has been averaging around 130/75 with a delta of 115/70 to 159/81 over a 10 month period.

Klorkon: they claim my potassium was low on trips to ER.

Warfarin - Afraid to bump into anything or bleed. Metoprolol - Stomach problems. Cartia XT - tired
Disopyramide - blurry eyes and dry mouthmeloxicam, ranitidine, valsartan, doxozosin, moxonodine, aspirin, codeine, paracetamol, sotalol - no obvious side effectsSotalol 180mg 2x a day - bradycardia events, syncope
Atenolol 25mg when needed
Coumadin 9mg







Atenolol...new medication, still feeeling a bit light headed and nervous.Current just taking blood pressure medicine. Just started Taurin and L_arginine today for PVC's.50ml of Cq10 once per day Nil side effectswarfarin giving digestive problems, pravastatin 40mg giving digestive problems, Lansoprazole 15mg.75mg asprin once a day no side effectsDigoxin. Coumadin in anticipation of Ablation March 19, 2007.flecainide - 50mg/twice per day
metoprolol - 100mg/twice per day
aspirin - 325mg/first thing in the morning
Started out on 100mg of flecainide and felt like I was taking poison - Extreme stomache pain, blurred vision, dizziness. I was afraid to sleep because I would stop breathing and wake up gasping. I stopped taking it for a week but then decided to try taking half as much because it did seem to work on the Afib. At 50mg it's working great and no side effects!
Metoprolol made me dizzy in the beginning but that went away. It does make me more sensitive to cold.
Arythmol 150mg 3 times per day
Aspirin 300mg
omeprazole 20mg per day
only asprinCartia-XL, Cozaar, digoxin (very small dose) no side effects. Supplements: fish oil, Slo-Mag (magnesium)aspirinflecainide 100mgs 2Xday; and 325 aspirin 1X/day
no side effects except maybe weight gain (not sure if related)
CurrentMedsamiodarone - none yet
aspirin
500mg flecanaide; bloating, weight gain
warfarin
topral 100mg
4 cardioversions
Flecainide, 150 twice a day
Atenolol, 25mg once a day
Aspirin, 325 once a day
Sleepier than usual, or I am just using these meds as an excuse?

also take Vytorine 10/20 once a day
amiodarone-no side affects,tropel-xl no side affects along with blood pressure medications.Bisoprolol fumarate & bendrofluozide for BP. Seven Seas cod liver oil & garlic.Just started 150mg Flecainide two times a day- side effect seems to be that I slightly A-fib about 20 minutes after taking, then I'm okay for the day.Also take Cartia 240mg in the am. As yet haven't noticed any side effect.
asprin a day.
Toprol XL 100mg
Tikosyn 500mcg (twice daily)
Warfarin 10mg

No persistant side effect except some water retention. I don't knowe if that is from the Tikosyn or is because of A-Fib
Digoxin and warfarin plus steroids for the RA,Side effects not yet knownTikosyn 250 mg AM/125 mg PM - mild Bradycardia events/mild syncope

Coumadin - 10mg/15mg alternating days

the side effect I have the most is fatigue and I don't know which med. to blame.
Amiodorone
Warfarin
Coreg
Altace
Synthroid
Furosemide
Norvasc
Zetia
Pacemaker implanted August 2006. A Catheter Abalation of AV Node today - Hopefully will eliminate all heart medications except CoumadinHad AF for 15-20 years without fully realising. 4 years ago events became far worse but nothing could be done until they were caught on ECG. Results showed fibrillation with sporadic flutter. Went through complete range of drug treatments to no avail. Eventually had ablation for flutter which minimised symptoms by 40% making life much easier. Recently August 2007 on have been getting events every 3/4 days which are making my life miserable. During event am unable to walk due to interuppted blood suply to muscles. All the usual symptoms but never know when it will revert spontaneously. Unable to work the last few months due to events.Flecanide -
Bisoprolol
Doctor wanted me to take flecainide and metoprolol. After reading about these and other drugs of these types, I decided not to take them and see what would happen. Because I haven't had any episodes since I stopped exercising, I'm hoping I won't need antiarrhythmic or rate control drugs.

I'm on warfarin, though, but considering dropping it.
Coumadin 2.5 4 times a week and 5 mg twice a week for life
Rythmol sr 425 mg twice a day
synthroid .1mg daily
premarin .625 mg daily
Vytorin 40/10 mg daily
calcium 1000mg daily
Digoxin only if I need it
5 years on Arythmol as prescribed daily, - two tablets in the morning and two around 6pm.
aspirin.
No major noticable side effects from the Arythmol, it, at first left a bad taste in my mouth, but I don`t notice it now.
An update on taking Arrythmol is that I changed to taking two tablets just before going to bed as most of my bouts of AF come in the early hours and there has been a marked improvement in my condition. I still get bouts of AF but now only about one every 14 days.
Diltiazim: /Mild headachesFlecanide
Seeing a heamotoloigst next week regarding starting anti-cogulation
Few side effects
Lisiniprol
Digoxin
Warfarin
Warfarin - no side affects
Beta-caradone - no side affect
Rythmol 225mg sr, tenormin (lowers my bp to low),aspirin,coumadin, and vicodin for endometrosis pain.This is the problem. I don't seem to do well at all on the meds. Atenolol 25 mg worked for many years without serious side effects and then suddenly dropped my bp to 90/40 and sent the pulse into the 40s too. I was sweitched to Labetalol which made me horribly fatigued and feeling a strange inner tremor (feels like a fluttery small motor is running inside my head and body) I switched to a cardiologist at Brigham and Womens Hospital who, I heard, specializes in arrythemias in women. She started me on I Cartia XT 180mg. I feel better than I did on Labetelol, but still the motor and still fatigue but not as bad as on the Labetelol. Taking the drug at night helps. Although older, I have a lot of social and family obligations, chronicly ill husband and 90 year old mother who needs help. I need to feel okCurrentMedsCoumadin
Tikosyn 225 mcg
Lipitor 20 mg
Magesium Taurate
Calcium
CoQ10
Lasix and Potassium as needed when in AFIB for water retention and subsequent shortness of breath.
Toprol 25 mg. as needed to reduce heart rate while in AFIB.
Sotalol 80 mg - slow pulse
Aspirin 75 mg
Valsartan 80mg for hypertension
Indapamide 1.5mg for hypertension
Allopurinol 100 mg for gout
Co Q10
Cherry extract for gout (brilliant)
Rythmol 325 SR ($$$$) Palpatations, metalic taste, ( Ithink A fib may be getting worse since on it)Lack of ability to exercise; consequently experiencing knee and hip joint problemsamiodarone 200 mg x2 daily still adjusting dosage
metoprolol 100 mg x2 daily still adjusting dosage
digoxin 0.25 mg x1 daily
warfarin 5 mg x1 daily still adjusting dosage
meds to new to quantify side effects
Aspirin 81mg 1x PM
Warfarin Sodium (Coumadin) 5mg 1/2x PM
Cartia XT 240mg 1x early AM
Niaspan 2.5g 1x PM
Toprol XL 50mg 1x AM;
Spironolactone (Aldactone) 25mg 1x AM
Zocor 10 mg 1x AM
Zetia 10 mg 1x AM
Verapamil, 3 times a day. Makes me feel lethargic and for the first few weeks caused constipation.
Just started warfarin one week ago.
Aldactone 25mg 2x daily
Toprol 25mg daily (unable to tolerate higher dose)
Coumadin 5mg daily

Lasix 40mg 2x daily
none for a-fib, I take children's benadyl liquid 1 teaspoon when I start feeling the irregular beats start,, that always follows with a-Fib. Warfirin , do you know that this medicine is rat poision?I take sotalol twice a day and if I am having an episode I take two flecanaide. No real side effects with the sotalol but taking the flecanaide really slows me down. I cant do much after that.Coumadin (warfarin)
Propranolol
feel tired but can't tell if this is from the medication or the fibrillation
beta-blockers
aspirin
digoxin .0125 mg
toprol 100mg
lisinopril 40 mg
lasix 20 mg
lipitor 10mg
coumadin 2.0 mg 4 days a week, 1 mg 3 days a week
Metroprolol
Aspirin
Inhibace
Diltiazem
Tykosyn - no side effects yet. Also a daily aspirin. Also taking cardizem again and recently started coumadin in preparation for ablationlipitor, altace,toprolxl,lanoxin,coumadin,norvasc something makes me light headed. Rythmol, Toporol, Coumidoinon propafenone 150 mg 3 times daily
on sintrom (blood thinner) 2mg daily
on tildeum (diltiazem hydrochloride-calcium channel
blocker 90 mg twice daily
coversyl (perindorpil-ACE inhibitor) 2 mg once daily

had been put on diaretics but saw second consultant who said not necessary if no swelling in ankles/wrist)
heart ejection rate was 48 pct so first doctor prob being bit too cautious.

currently fortunate not to have any side effects ive noticed although feel need to change my glasses perscription as propafenone has maybe slight side effect there.??


acebutolol - lowers PR to 40-50's
verapamil - limited effectiveness through time
- short term memory loss with high dosage
Bisoprolol/tiredness
Lisinopril.?,
Aspirin/?
Flecainide(only when event occurs)/sickness, flatulence,fatigue
Flecanide 100 twice daily but may have to stop as it seems to be making things worse.
Aspirin 150, 300 during an episode. Do not want to go on Warfarin as I work with animals outside a lot.
Simvastatin
EPA/DHA oils, TMG,
Coenzyme Q10
Multi Vitamin
Vitamin E 400
Vit C, Garlic
Magnesium 400
Folic Acid and other B vitamins
Sotalol 160 mg 2 x day - tired most of the time.
Zestoretic 20/25 mg
Lipitor 10 mg.
Adalat 60 mg.
Potassium
Warfarin 3 mg.
warfarinCurrentMedsatenolol 50 mg.day, digoxin .25 mg/day, lisinopril 40 mg/day. ECASA (enteric coated acetylsalicylic acid) 81 mg/dayFlecainide and metoprolol if needed. No noticable side effects.

Coumadin (in Dutch: Marcoumar)for anti-coagulation. I am managing the whole thing myself at home. Things are going very smoothly.
Ramipril (10mg to control BP). No side effects but not convinced of effectiveness
Amlodopine (10mg to control BP - Calcium channel Blocker). No side effects - effective in reducing BP (200/115 to 120/78).
Atenolol (25mg low dose beta blocker) helps reduce oxygen deficit but very cold fingers/toes, ankle swelling.
Warfarin (4mg anticoagulant). No side effects.

General lethargy probably due to one or more of these meds.
Tikosyn, Metoprolol, Lipitor, Benadryl for sleep, xanax od prn. Asa 325 mg OD. Less energy, dizziness on moving in circular motion. Difficulty falling asleep. Sweat easily. Esophageal reflux at timesCOUMADIN (WITH INR TEST EVERY 2 OR 4 WEEKS, DEPENDING ON READING). 20 MG LISINOPRIL (ZESTRIL). 0.125 MG LANOXIN-DIGOX. AND 0.4 MG FLOMAX (FOR POST PROSTRATE CARE). SIDE EFFECTS: WITH COUMADIN-NATURALLY- I CUT & BRUISE EASILY.

325mg x 2 Rhythmol
25mg Toprol
5 mg Warfarin
No noticeable side effects
Emcor 2.5mgs,Tritace 5mgs,Warafin 6mgs.The side effects vary and I'm not too sure if its the a-fib or the meds. I'm definitely lacking in energy ,Fatigue especially evening, Light headed after lying down for a time,sweating after little exertion,shortness of breath,feet can get very cold even numb in colder weather,indigestion and heart burn after certain foods.warfarin, cardizem, lasix, zocor, acupril, potassium suplement, aspirin.

some shortness of breath - can't tell if associated with any specific med.
Propafenone (Arrythmol) 300mg 3 times per day; reasonably effective but doesn't stop episodes.

Bisoprolol during an episode

Aspirin
cardizem
toprol-depresssion
tambocor-fatigue-slow heart rate
lanoxin
coumadin
cibenzoline 300mg/d
bisoprolol 2.5 mg/d
digester
NoneI am on no prescription medications. I refuse to take them.

I use herbal ACE inhibitors, aspirine, Taurine, L-arginine and 800mg of natural vitamin E only when I have an a-fib event. None of these help end the event more quickly or in any way make it better. They do calm me some. The ACE inhibitors seem to make me more likely to have irregular heartbeats the next day. I just do it out of desperation I think.

I take the aspirine and vitamin E to thin my blood to help prevent stroke during an event. I take 400 to 800 mg of vitamin E daily and when I have a-fib, I add another 800mg. Over 2000mg of vitamin E daily works as well as Wafarin according to my research.

Recently, I have discovered that taking salt at the first signs of heart irregularity that preceeds a-fib seems to stop it before it developes.

stop taking sotolal
warfarin
omperzole
LOW ENERGY see list below. Because of coumadin, I can't take NSAIDs... and my arthretic back is impossible without the ibuprophen and arnica! OUCH!WAYFARIN,CARDIZEM,LOPRESSOR,ATACAND,ASPIRIN- WAS TAKING ZOCOR-IT CAUSED TOES AND BALL OF FEET TO SWELLAmlodipine and Valsartan and aspirinFlecanide 300 mg , Adizem XL (high BP) Aspirin 75 mg. Only side effects some disturbed vision and excess urinating at nightwarfarin, 1/2 betaloc 47.5mg, low dose asprin 100mgPropafenone 450mg - bad taste in mouth ALL The time
Toprol 25mg - tirednes, low blood pressure
wafarin - 5mg
atenolol - 50mg
flecainide - 50mg 2 X day

don't know what causes what, but I'm extremely tired and sleepy right after taking the wafarin and atenolol and then again about 12 hours later...naps help

take fish oil and magnesium on my own (ok'd with dr)
Wafarin and Tenormin, nil side effectsWarfarin, Nadolol. Tiredness.Acebutolol (Sectral)
Lipitor
Asprin
Avalide
Potassium
Vitamins - multiple, folic acid, C
CurrentMedsamidodarone, atenolol, norvasc, cozzar, asprin and crestorNone

none - tired!

propafenone i50-3x a day
coumaden 2mg one day -4mg the next at this time
thyroid 50mg


metoprolol 50mg at bedtime with propafenone Been on propafenone for 3 months,since my last episode,feel blurred vision at times aches but seems to have settled the heart so far,am seeing the cardiolagist tomorrow will see if I should reduce the dosage.
Norpace CR 150 twice daily
Verapamil SR 120 mg every day
Currently taking coumadin, cardizem, lipitor, nexium, niacin and 81 g aspirin. Lopressor at time of event - Feel terrible. No energy. Can't continue taking it. ASA.Rythmol, Atenolol
Constipation is a major problem
50mg Atenolol
7mg warfarin
I've tried everything else, but they eventually stopped working.
Toprol and Cardizemcoumadin, sotolol- tired alotBisoprolol 5mg daily
Flecainide 300 mg daily
asprin 75 ml daily

Flecainide now on maximum dose.



Synthroid, .088mg daily
Plavix, 75mg daily
Diltiazem, 240mg daily
Atenelol/Tenormin, 50mg 2x/day
Coumadin, 4mg daily
buffered aspirin, 325mg daily
Nitrobid time release, 6.5mg 2x/day
Vytorin, 10/20 mg tab daily
Uraxatrol, 10mg daily
Protonix, 40mg daily
Senior formula multi-vitamin daily
Tylenol as needed for arthritus
Lanoxin .5mg alternating with .375 every other day
Lipitor Now 20mg use to take 10mg
Side Effects, well I hear that E.D. comes from lipitor and I have had that on and off over the years. But you can still shoot with a broken stick. I should take aspirin more often but it seems to make my face red or flush.
Bisoprolol fumarate 10mg
Flecanide 25mg morning and night
Aspirin 300mg

Bad circulation - I always have cold hands and feet
1 Adalat 60mg. XL
1 sotalol 160 m.g. HCL in morning and 80 m.g. at night
5 1/2 Coumadin or Warfarin 1 m.g.
1 Crestor 10 m.g.
3 clonazapam 0.5 m.g. to help with my anxiety

I also take Omega 3 Fish Oil, Folic Acid and Vitamin C
sotolol, 120 mg 2x daily
toprol, 50 mg 1x daily
digitek, 250 mg 1x daily
warfarin, 5mg 1x daily
Sotalol and warfarin. Hard to get heart rate high enough for active lifestyle. Sometimes wonder if drugs are depressants too. Heart rate was fairly low before taking Sotalol and has dropped more, from 60 to low 50's sometimes high 40's at rest. 54 as I am writing just now.Flecainide - hand tremors
Zocor
Lotrel - very constipating
Atenolol
Warfarin
Flecainide (100mg per day)and Irbesartan (350mg per day)Low dose aspirin once a day.
Haven't noticed any side effects to speak of, but may notice more 'heart flutters' than before and also appear to be aware when I am getting close to needing the next flecainide, i.e keeping the levels constant in the blood stream seems to be best by taking as close as possible to each 12 hours.
5 mg coumadin, toproltoprol
warfarin
coumadin (warfarin), sotalol,

side effects = dizziness, stomach upset, exhaustion, lack of strength,
Verapamil - none
flecainide - unknown
warfarin (coumadin)-none
flecainide, propoponol flecainideCurrentMedsNone.Verapamil 120 mg daily since 5 December, Asprin 75 mg since 5 December, Imapril 10 mg daily. Resting heart rate circa 58 from 61. Tiredeness mid evenings.

Some light headedness, BP reduced about 4 points from 138 / 76 to 132 / 74.
Propafeone hydrochloride (Arythmol). Ongoing discomfort in left chest - acutely aware of activity in this area Some dizziness/effect on peripheral vision 1-3 hours after taking medication.150mg 3 times a day

Also aspirin
1. NORPACE 150MG AM 300PM
2. LOPRESSOR 50MG
3. ASPRIN 82MG
4. LASIX 40MG
5. LEVOXYL 100MG
6. LIPITOR 10MG
7. TRICOR 108 MG
8. WARFARIN
9. POTASSIUM 10MG
10. COMBIVENT
11. ZOLOFT 50MG
12.COLACE
13.LORAZEPAM 5MG
14. VICODIN 500 MG 4 PER DAY
Sotalol 80MG twice daily. No side effects that I am aware of. 75mg Aspirin.
flecainide and diltiazem - fatigue, constipationpropafenone 600mg/day - major dizziness, constant ringing in ears, extreme nausea, so tired I'm sleeping close to 16 hours a day, headaches
Tambocor 50mg twice per day.
Slight dizziness and light headed, nothing drastic enough to affect my everyday living.
My doctor doesn't like it, but I try to keep my blood thin with garlic and light consumption of alcohol - 2 nips per day.
diltiazem-tired, weak at first but better now.Metropolol 100mg, Enalapril 5 mg, Asprin 81 mg, Digitek .25 mg, Warfarin 10 to 12.5 mg per day.Take Inderal and Rythmol when A fib occurs

ASA
Celebrex
diuretic
I take Toprol XL 25MG am and pm - Flecainide 100 mg am and pm - Warfarin 7 mg once a day. Flecainide makes me bloated and constipated - I usually eat prunes to help with the constipation.Tikosyn - none.
Digoxin - none.
Cumadin - none.
Warfarin
Diltiazem
Sotalol
NoneCoreg/cough with high dose, very little improvement
Coumadin/menstrual hemorrhage, inflammation, allergic to warfarin - must use non-generic
Armour Thyroid/none
Sotalol, Altace, Apirin, Zocor.
No side effects
Felcainide (Tambocor) 150 mg 2x day
Atenolol 25 mg 1x day
Pottasium 20mg 1 x day
Aspirin - Adult enteric coated 1 x day
Lipitor - 20 mg 1 x day
Celebrex 200 mg 1 x day (was on and preferred Viox)
Glyburide 1 x day
Metformin 2 x day

On my own I take
Magnesium 500 mg 2 x day
Fish Oil 6,000 mg 2 x day

No side effects from current meds
lopressor - makes me tired feelingToprol - fatigue, constipation, coordination, mental dullness
Warfarin - no side effects
digitex .25mg OD
toprol LX 100mg BID
Coumiden 5mg OD
Nexium 40mg
Flecanaide if and when episode starts. No noticeable side-effects yet.Prinivil for blood pressure, no side effects noticed.
Coumadin 5mg, Lanoxin 250mcg. One of these last two is causing some constipation.
Coumadin, Tikosyn, Lopressure, Zedia, Tricor, glucotrol
none 20 years
CurrentMedsSotalol. Weight gain and lethargy
Asparin
diovan and coumadinpropafenone 150mg as needed. Plavix to prevent clotting.

when i feel a flutter or am in atrial fib I take the medication - sometimes up to 4 tablets depending on the severity. self medicated but sometimes have to enter hospital because of duration of attack. after 12 hours not safe.

no noticable side effects as yet.
Digoxin and warfarin. Difficult to say because I don't know if some things are caused by AF and some by the drugs. Since diagnosis and medication I have experienced night head sweats; indigestion; feelings of panic; shortness of breath; extreme tiredness, particularly in early afternoon after even a light and healthy lunch; poor memory; a general feeling of unwellness, vagueness, not being quite with it. After my daily 6pm dose of warfarin, I often feel as if my legs are burning within an hour or two.None. (I have a history of intestinal bleeding so try to avoid anticoagulants because of their side effects).Toprol XL 50mg, Altace 5mg, Nexium 40mg
All once daily.
Flecainide 75 mg twice/day. No side effects.Amiodarone for 5 years - no side effects yettenormin 100 - no sides
cardioasperine - no sides
Warfarin 6MG a day
Tiksoyn 250 mcg twice a day
(If all goes well, I might be able to give these up)
Flecainide
Sotalol.
Doctors weren't struck on me taking both but they put me on Flecainide alone at first and although heart was regular, it was hard and fast which stopped me sleeping. So GP put me back on Sotalol as well. Worked well for 8 years then became shop steward. Mistake. Symptoms back with a vengeance. Increased meds but taking more and more with lessening effect.
Side effects not too bad. Tiredness but worth it to be free of AF.
Aspirin.
Daily Aspirin 50mg (when I remember)way too many to even start too list, calcium blockers,colesterol meds, potasium, percocet, soma,lunesta,demadex,lasix,effexor,lodine,and more Toprol....sometimes drops my blood pressure. I take Ativan at night as I was becoming very anxious anticipating the afib. I need to get off the ativan now.B-blockersotalolcoumadin and pindololRhythmol (on it for 1 week now) the only side effect is the bad taste in my mouth.
Inderal - low dosage so far180 cardizem, synthroid for hypothyroidism in the a.m. diovan for hypertension noon time 240 cardizem and coumadin in the evening. no problems with any except for occasionally low heart rate 49-50. then i skip a dose of the late cardizem, and start over in the a.m. this sometimes leads to a fast resting heart rate. not in a-fib though because it is steady. Sotolol. Side effects are dizziness, tiredness and lethargy. I don't think it helps prevent the AF much.tikosyn
cartia, coumadin, lipitor, & toprol
Aspirin.
Monopril.
Lipitor
Allopurinol
Atenolol
Digoxin
Amias
Bisoprolol
Frusimide
Multivitamines
Thaimine
Warferin
Folic acid
Cipralex
Atorvastatin
Main side effects removed sinced I stopped carvedilol, and got bisoprolol instead
CurrentMedstoprol 50 x1/dayFlecaine, atenanol, warfarin....

Drowsy, lethargic, slow to get up to full exercise speed
Verapamil 360 SR/day - makes me bloated, tired, & constipated, but noticeably reduces frequency & severity of AF episodes. Seems to be raising blood pressure a bit though.

Rhythmol - 150mgx3 day - makes me a little dizzy but OK

Aspirin 81mg/day
concor 5 mg/dayAmiodarone which makes my skin more sensitive to sun; also results in an itchy condition on my face, neck, arms & back.
Warfarin- no side effects that I'm aware of.
Flecanide 50mg X2/ day- However, does not always prevent all episodes - certain break through episodes - usually with a faster Ventrical response - have noticed 220BPM on an ECG when in AFIB w/ Flec.

Flec "on demand" ALWAYS works. 50mg chewed with Pedialite will convert 100% of the time 1-2hrs tops.

Other side effects of Flec - Some chest pain, lack of energy, vision - but, at the lower dose, one adjusts to it.
Atenolol and Aspirin, no side effectsWarfarin
Flecanide - no side effects but not working on the a fib
Rythmol and Lopressor. Very slow heart beat, fatigue, i am gaining weightwarfarin, no known side effects
atenolol, unknown side effects
hydrochlorothiazide, unknown side effects
potassium supplement, unkown side effects
lipitor, unknown side effects
allegra, unknown side effects
beconase, unknown side effects
prednisolone eye drops, unknown side effects
xalatan eye drops, unknown side effects
celexa, unknown side effects
centrum multiple vitamin, unkown side effects
Supposed to be taking a daily aspirin (75mg) which I do when I remember and have them (which isn't very often).
I take Propanolol when the attacks occur and stop taking it when back in Sinus. (10-20msg 3 times a day). This does seem to help in that it reduces the length of the attacks.
Also have the option of taking Flecainide permanently instead of Propanolol, have resisted this so far as don't want to go on permanent medication if I can avoid it as the cardiologist has said once I go on it he may not be able to guarantee I can come off it.
Tikosyn no side effects as yetRythmol 225SR BID, Lopressor 25 BID, Maxideamiodarone/coumadin/digoxin/vasotec1. bisoprolol (cardicor) 1.25 to 2.5 mg per day
side effects: tiredness, depression, slow heart rate

2. Aspirin 300 milligram tablet daily
aspirin, atenolol, digitek, Occuvite (vision formula multi vitamin), lipitor

Toprol XL 100mg once a day and warfarin. The toprol makes me thirsty. I have been taking these for two years.
Toprol XL (75 mgs daily) (Exhaustion, vertigo)
Flecainide (50 mgs daily) (Flutter)
Baby Aspirin (81 mgs daily)
Synthroid (88 mcgs daily) For Hypothyroidism
Amiodarone (cordarone): deposits o cornea, insomnia
Avapro TM: for hypertension
Warfarine (coumadin): only for 3 weeks (post-ablation), none yet, wondering if it can trigger AF
Betapace 120mg x 2 per day
Aspirin - 81mg x 1 per day.
Toprol - 25mg(I take 1 if in Afib for several hours).
Magnesium - 250mg x 1 day.
nilNOTEN...has reduced Bp to a lower level 100/60./.make me a bit drowsy but this could also be part of the condition
Warfarin..no side effects yet
verapamilBisoprolol 2.5mg daily, Aspirin 75mg, Warfarin if long episode experienced

Bloating, headache, feeling cold, insomnia
CurrentMedssotalol, e/c aspirinRythmol, 300mg 3x day
Toporol XL
Apo-Sotalol-Accupril-Effexor-Aspirin--Drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, occasionally lightheaded, little or no urine, sexual side effects digoxin
coumadin
Cartia Xt
Propafenone (pil in pocket approach)
hyzaar
digoxin
coumadin
Lasix
Potassium
Rythmol SR 425 bid - no side effects
Verapamil SR 120 bid - no side effects
Xanax 0.25 PRN for anxiety - tired
I take inderal la 80mg twice daily just started that no side effects.Warfarin
Diltiazem
Flecainide

Leads to occasional bradycardia and dizzyness
Zocor, Corarone, Effexor XR, Coumadin, Cardizim

Feel Tired
tenormin, benicar, coumadin, vitamins, Lipitor
cardazem
toprol SR
These medications make me extremely sleepy which affects my ability to drive and to work.
10.8.05 change in meds from atenolol to sotalol 160mg bd.
27.5.06 change in meds from sotalol to Flecainide 50mg bd.
digoxin 250mg daily
ramipril 10mg daily
amlodipine 5mg daily
simvastatin 40mg daily
warfarin daily
levothyroxine 25mcg daily
Sotalol 80mg 3 times a day
75mg Aspirin
warfarindofetilide,toprol xl,warfarin,lisinopril,protonix,zocor provacol, zetia, altace, cardezim, sotalol, aspirin(adult)
sotalol causes sexual dysfunction and therefore I stopped it.
Prescriptions:

Flecainide As needed
(currently 150 mg per day)
Testosterone gel 50 mg/day
Crestor 5mg every other day

Supplements:

Aspirin 320 mg/day
Saw Palmetto Extract 320 mg/day
cod liver or flax oil 1 tbsp/day
vitmain B12 500 mcg/ day

Flecainide, 150mg a day. Causes headaches and lethargy.
Aspirin, 75mg a day.
Warfain, Bisoprolol 10mg per day but I can increase to 20mg per day if condition requires.Toprol, 50 mg. 1 a day--anxiety and severe nightmares.
Tambacor, 50 mg. 2 a day--no effects I'm aware of
81 mg. aspirin 1 a day--no effects
Lipitor, 10 mg. 1 a day--mild body aches
Hytrin, (for hypertension) 2 mg. 1 a day--no effects I know of
Flecanide 100mg/day
Verapamil 240 mg prn
coumadin 7.5mg/day
CurrentMedsI am taking warfarin 4mg a day till they get the blood level INR right, currently 3.8. Amiodrone 200mg now twice a day (was 3 times a day for first week) and 3rd week will be once per day. Simvastatin 1 tab at night. Omeprazole 20mg once a day morning.

Have not felt that good for a week or so but don't know if medication is the cause. Feeling anxious, nervous, chest and back pains. Excess acid and burping.
Warfarin and asprin - just the usual excessive bruising and bleedingVerapamil 240mg per day; occasional rash, tired, lassitude, swollen bloated stomach, anxiety.
Cartia (Aspirin) 100mg per day. nil side effects noted.
Stopped Amiodarone (200mg per day maint dose) 10 weeks ago, but residual still effective due to its long biological half-life up to 105 days. Very unpleasant side effects and glad to be off it.
Asprirn (75mg/day)
Flecainide (50mg twice/day)
I am sure that one or both of these has reduced my performance capacity for cycling - aching muscles, reduced top-end heart rate - using Polar HR monitor to analyse.
Toprol, Flecinide, Coumadinaspirin 180 mgs, acebutolol 100 mgs, varapamil 240 mgssotalol 3*40mg pd

tiredness and also sleeplessness
iritability, depression,lack of motivation
loss of libido, constipation, lack of energy
impaired vision and coordination
Flecinide and Cardizem. Just started this new med.None - have been prescribed Flecainide but not taken it as yet.

Feb 2010 - still none but considering a touch up ablation following my original one in Jan 2007 which has been almost a success other than two cardioversions in three years.
Amoidarone - just started
Digoxin .25 mg - none
Cardizem - none
Avapro for HBP - none
Warfarin - the usual bruising
noneStatin-Zocor
Calcium Channel Blocker-Tiazac
Aspirin
None specifically for AF.

Atorvastatin - to control inflammation and cholesterol. Actonel for bone density. Rolcoltrol for bone density.

Whole load of vitamin and minerals, of which the following are primarily for prevention/amelioration of AF attacks: Fish oil, magenesium, potassium. The following are for blood thinning and anti-platelet coagulation: Grapeseed extract, garlic, alpha lipoic acid and fish oil.
Wafarin Sodium 7mg daily(fluctuates slightly)
Bisoporol Fumerate 2x2.5mg daily
Atorvastatin 10mg daily
Not sure whether I feel so rough sometimes as a result of the medication or the illness???
2x 160mg Propanolol(betablocker. Sluggishness, low self esteem.
1x50mg Profanothiouracil. For thyroid,no side effects
discernable but betab's have that covered!
Warfarin
Lisonopril/HCTZ 20/12.5 tabs (ACE inhibitor with diuretic for high blood pressure). Bisoprolol Fumarate 5 mg tabs (generic Zebeta, a beta-blocker for heart rate which was too high). Aspirin (regular 325 mg) as blood-thinner. Digitek 0.25 mg tabs. Synthroid 75mcg tabs (for hypothyroid). Side-effects: light cough from ACE inhibitor, easy bruising from aspirin.Amiodarone - tired, constipation, blurry vision
Adult Aspirin
Mevacor
Atenolol
Propafenone, aspirin 81 mg. No side effects that I know of.ASA (aspirin) 81mg QD - no known side effects for me

Lipitor 20mg QD - Beginning to question muscle fatigue and general fatigue side effects - May go off to evaluate...
Amioderone 400mg vision problems, Toprol 50 XL, Verapamil 240, Lasix 40 mg, Coumadin 3mg, singular 10 mg, spriva 1 inhalation per day, flovent 4 puffs a day, xoponex nebulizer as needed. Tired all the timeaspirin,
vastarel - changes energy cycle in heart to glucose rather than fatty-acid
ezetrol - blocks absorption of cholesterol in gut and since reduced cholesterol to 4.5 mmol/L.
I think the aspirin although low dose is irritating my stomach a bit. I also feel that vasteral makes me feel a bit lightheaded at times but nothing serious.
Given rythmol for week and felt like death warmed up, so I stopped taking it. Cardiologist says will only need to take medication if gets to be regular weekly episodes.
Lopressor
Coumadin 6mg
Toprol 100mg
Verapamil 360mg
Thyroxine 0.2mg
Lipitor 10mg
Ambien 5mg
Magnesium 400mg
Calcium 1200mg
Fosamax 70mg weekly
Vitamin-mineral supplements/Coenzyme Q10/Vitamin E/etc
CurrentMedsSotalol increased after last episode to 80 mg 2x per day. Dossage has varied between 120 daily total to 240. No side effects now but had probelm with depression compunded by medication.aspirin
Vasotec 10MG
Lopressor 50 MG
Coumadin 6.5 MG
Hydrochlorot 25 MG

Tired all the time
WARFARIN
DIGOXIN

SWEATS
COLD CLAMMY SKIN
TIRED
Topral
Coumadan
Lotrol
Hypocholorothaziade
Met/Gygl
metoprol, magnesium, fish oilhemigoxine
isoptine 240
sintrom
Atenolol 50 mg (no side effects)digoxin, atenolol, comadin, gas pain, dizzy WARFARIN FEEL FINE ON THIS
NEBIVOLOL SOME HEART FLUCTUATION AFTER EACH DOSE
COVERSYL
SIMVISTATIN
atenelol- low energy side effect
warfarin- risk of bleeding from activities
100mg Flecainide twice daily
75mg dispersable Asprin daily.
No noticeable side affects.
atenolol and digoxin for rate control
coumadin for anticoagulation
lasix (furosemide) for some ankle swelling
coumadin (to satisfy the doctors for cardioversion if i need it )Sotalol 80mg bid. Side effects are being more tired but that has decreased with time. Also I have not been able to continue to lose weight since my Sotalol increased from 40mg to 80mg.occasionally take 2.5mg propranalol, prescribed rhythmol but haven't taken it yet, aspirin.Sintrom (Coumadine bi-product)
Ramipril ACE Inhibitor
betacpace AF, 120 mg twice a day: main side effect is slow resting heart rate (pulse drops to 30's while sleeping and is in 60's at rest during the day)

Aspirin, 1 adult tablet per day
About the only side affect is being tired. Small amount of gum bleeding from the coumadin. sotalol 240 mgscardizum & aspirinAspirin - 75mg (I dislike this as my nose is constantly runny!)Betapace. I read all I could on internet. It scared me but I don;t want to have AF either. I am lucky that so far no major side effects.Sotalol 2 x 80mg pre day
Noticeable side effect - lethargy
coumadin
toprol
Warfarin, digoxinCurrentMedsTambocor: none that I'm aware.
Atenolol: physical fatigue.
Warfarin: standard---bleed easily.
Sotalol..No side effects.Was given Verapamil by the ER doctor---but have never taken it. Take Asprin at the onstart of palpatations.3MG Warfarin.
360MG Tiazac
25MG Atenolol
Magnesium supp, fish oil cap., vitB Complex, Cal/Mag/D
No side effects.
Bisoprolol when needed, and plavix (anti platelet)
Occasional antihistamine (benedryl) and lorazepam
Toprol, aspirin, magnesium, flaxseed, lecithin, potassium, multiple vitamin, calciumSotalol, Lasix, Paxil

Sotolol, no side effects
Childrens Asprin
Verapamil, causes headaches
Warfarin
Now on Sotalol, 40mg twice a day. Warfarin (dose keeps changes constantly at the moment) No side effects but it hasn't put my heart back in rythmn Sotolol that is)(it's quite irregular at times). I am now awaiting to see an Electro-Cardiologist in a couple of months time. Feeling a little more hopeful! I certainly do not find the doctors very helpful at all (they appear to know very little about AF and never seems to be able to discuss or answer questios that I ask them).coumadin, flecainide acetate / difficulty sleeping. Sotalol 160mg
Warfarin 5/6mg

Recent addition of Digoxin 125mg( only 2 days)
Recent addition of Thyroxine ( TSH up to 4.5)
cardizem 240 mg
perindopril 4mg
allopurinol 300 mg
aspirin 300mg
Supplements: Acetyl l carnitine,magnesium, CoeQ10, l arginine,Vitamin E, Vitamin C, glucosamine, lipoic acid, taurine, omega 3 fatty acids

Verapamil--360 mg/day (since end of Jan)
Coumadin--5 mg/day
Thyroxin--0.2 mg/day
Lipitor
Ambien
Lopressor 100mg 2x Side effect -when dosage changed, lethargy for 2 weeks.
Coumadin 5mg 1x no side effects. I initially worried about bleeding from all areas but have experienced no problems at therapeutic level - INR 2.3 to 2.6 with 5mg nightly.

Pepcid 20mg 2x
Asacol 800 mg 2x both for past ulcer condition

Tikosyn 250 x 3 - no side effects
Atenelol - 50 x 2 - low bp, low heart rate (good), cold hands
Synthroid .125 - makes you feel GREAT!
Prevacid - no heartburn!
Coumadin - 7mg
St judes arrythmia pace maker and drug theropy of tamacor and ditizem and warafin has greatly helped from before Daily aspirin - 300
Carry Tambocor to be taken when in fibrillation.
Sotalol 80 mg x 2 a day 3-11-04
120 mg x 2 a day 12-04-04
160mg x 2 a day 4-30-05

Warfarin 4-11-04 5mg daily

Diltiazem 30mgs Take one tablet when in afib 12-01-05

I have been on Sotalol for two years now. Warfarin for the same amount of time. The Sotalol is keeping me in NSR more than any drug I have tried up to this point. I am having an afib attack every 4-8 weeks now. Summer time I will go longer but winter months I work hard to make the 4 weeks as I think the cold contributes to the attacks. When I first started the Sotalol I felt tired but now four months into the drug I'm getting back to normal. I still have my fragile days often but I'm not kicking into afb on them like I use too. I'm finding there are certain things you cannot eat with Sotalol and Warfarin. I watch my Vitamin K intake and I have had some reactions to fruits example Mango. I just read that papain interacts with Warfarin (enzyme papain in Mango). But other than that its a learn as you go and if it doesn't feel right question it so you can fix it. After two to three breakthroughs my doctor changed the dose on the Sotalol. It is holding me in rhythm anywhere from two weeks to eight months so far. I also take 1 - 30mgs of Diltiazem when I pop into afib. This seems to keep my rate down so I don't have to go to the hospital every time I go into afib.
150mg flecainide, twice a day / none
325mg aspirin daily / ringing in ears
160 mg valsartan (Diovan)daily / none
40mg Lipitor / none
Sotalol (1x80mg and 1x 40mg per day), aspitin (75mg).
The Sotalol initially upset my rhythm even more than normal and have me a light headed feel. I nearly gave up but persisted. After 2-3 weeks side effects reduced. Now effects are that it reduces my heart rate from 60 to around 50 and also reduced by BP from 110/70 to 90/60, causing a slight lack of 'get up and go'
Taking doxazosin, digoxin,lisinopril,metrolol, vioxx side effects dizzness, fainting, sleeppness,tirerness,heart burn,nassea,restless sleep. Bisoporol, Warfrin, ThyroxineSotalol. Side effects; weight gain and loss of libidoCurrentMedsflecainide worked well for 16 months now af episodes have restartedatenolol + flecainide
cold extremities
Beta-Blocker ,Aspirin, DigoxinaspirinTiazac 360 mg, Metoprolol 25 mg twice a day, Coumadin 5 mg daily,Lanoxicaps .2 mg

Side effects: general overall fatigue
sotaloldigoxin, verapamil, warfarinCurrently - 150 mg flecinide twice daily, 50 mg atenolol and on aspirin therapyTenormin, 50 mg a day. I started out with 25 mg. a day, but they made the palps no better, actually got worse. Doctor said "Double the meds." Palpitations seem to be actually more frequent and severe with this treatment than without, so I am weaning myself off of them. My doctor tells me it's a problem I'm going to probably have to "live with." He hasn't actually seen me in person for this, it's all been diagnosed over the phone and with a take home heart monitor. I hate HMOs. Also, an aspirin a day.Flecainide 50mg x 2 or 3 a day / Slight visual disturbances

Inderal L.A. 80mg x 1 per day / Sleepy sometimes
Tambocor 100mg / twice a day. Makes me tired and a little jittery.

Diltiezem 180mg / once a day. Tiredness.

Protonix for Gerd

Asprin 81mg / once a day
ACUPRIL 2X DAY,CARDURA 1 PER DAY,NORVASC 1 PER DAY,DIURETIC
1 PER DAY.PRYLOSEC AND NAMBUTONE FOR ARTHRITIS AS NEEDED.
7 MG. WARFARIN 1 PER DAY,1 DIGOXIN PER DAY
SOME SWELLING IN LOWER EXTREMITIES,UNKNOWN WHICH MEDICATION IS RESPONSIBLE.
I SPEND MOST OF MY DAY ON MY FEET DUE TO MY JOB.12-HRS +
flecainide (tambocor),warfarin (coumadin)Toprol and Cumatin

I get kind of tired/lethargic from the medication
Metopropol and coumadin. I haven't really noticed a difference except that I may be more tired and my heart seems to beat 'softer', than when I was not on medicationpotassium 20 meq.
tricor 160mg once a day
mag-ox 400mg twice a day
tikosyn o.5mg twice a day
norvasc 5mg twice a day
avapro 150mg twice a day
coumadin 5mg once a day
not sure which meds or combmination give which side effects-
occasional dizzy, tired, strong heart beats, hollow chest feelings.
Toprol for heart and methimazole for hyperthyroidism. A little more fatigued and occasional depression.Warferin (Coumadin)10 mg, Toprol XL 100 mg, baby aspirin 86 mg, Zoloft 50 mg, Crestor 10 mg, Tikosyn 500 mcgPropafanome, None apparent
Toprol XL, None apparent
amiodorone (200 mg per day) and one aspirin. Low energy, trouble sleeping, swollen ( retaining water), and,um flatulance and smelly urine. Ok, its a bit graphic, but its the truth.Atenolol 25 mg twice a day
Rhythmol only when needed to stop episode (only used once so far -- today!)
No side effects to date
Toprol XR 50MG X2 - makes me a bit tierd but not too bad. Xanex - love it to calm my fear, but can get hooked on it.amiodarone, cardizem, coumadin Current nor previous drugs
have controlled A-Fib
Zantac 150 mg twice a day
Warfarin Sod 7.5 - 10 once a day (still adjusting)
Diltiazen 180 mg twice a day
CurrentMedsnoneAmiodarone: shaking hands, thyroid problems....problems resovled with a lower dose

Verapimil: None

Coumadin: bleeding, bruising

Aspirin: none

Cholesterol
Lopid: none
Zeita: None
Lipotor: none

Stomach
Nexium: none
LorazepamCurrently on 160 mg Sotalol HCL twice daily. Coumadin 2 mg and 3 mg alternating. I have constant breakthroughs on the sotalol, dizziness, chest pain, short of breath. Have a first appointment with Electrophylogist on October 28, 2003. Hope to get off Sotalol. atenalol - synthroid - aspirinI am on diltiazem 30mg 4times a day

swelling in legs not bad but it seams to irritate verecose veins.

asprin 81mg a day / no side effects
toprol for now, until i meet with my Dr.warfarinToprol, 25 mg, bid No side effects
Altase, 5 mg,no side effects
Plavix, 75 mg, no side effects except an occasional bruise
Amiodarone, sensitivity to light. Nedd dark glasses on cloudy days. Haloes around lights at night.
coumadin/warfarin. none
coreg. none
furosemide. none
lisinopril. none
spironolactone. none
Atenolol, Cardizem, Lanoxin; no side effects unless I double-up when in a-fibIntense fatigue, depression, inability to concentrate, blurred vision, shakiness, (I KNOW BETTER THAN TO ATTEMPT TO DRIVE A CAR) leaving me "Home Alone".warfarinToprol XL - 25 mg : no adverse side effects other than I'm more tired than I used to be - especially in the eveningsprofafenone/fatigue
lisinopril/none
atenolol/none
lipitor/none
niaspin /none
asprin
As of 9/2003
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Coreg/Carvedilol
Coumadin
Hydrochlorothiazide
Monopril
Xanax
Vitamins
Selenium
* General light headedness, confusion, tired
Atenolol (100 mg) Procardia (30mg) side effects...fatigueSotalol 80mg twice per day. 1/2 asprin 1 per day
Most of the day feels like there is a brick lying on
my chest
Otherwise some fatigue

Getting "catch up beat" 2-3 times a day which is a bit unnerving
Pulse is around 45-50
Currently on Cardizem. No apparent side effects, but also doesn't seem to control my heart rate or my a-fib very effectively.Took cardizem but it seemed to make me worse, so currently not on anything for the LAF. Do take asthma meds as needed.One Aspirin a dayflecainidenonefleccanaide
diltiazem
mebeverine (anti-spasmodic for digestion)
CurrentMedsAspirin
Pacerone
Micardis
Wafarin
Digitek
Asprin (75mg)once a day
Flecainide Acetate (50mg) twice daily (morning and evening)

Side effects initially were slight light headedness, slight sensitivity to bright sunlight and generally feeling a bit 'spaced out!' Now I am not sure what is side effect and what is 'life!'

I do suspect that there has been a small increase in the number amd frequency of 'ectopic' beats since starting taking Flecainide.
Cardizem 360mg - No known side effects
HCTZ diuretic 25mg - none
Coumadin 7mg - None
Lisinopril (Ace Inhibitor)- 10mg - None
Toprol XL 100mg, digoxin .25, coumadin 2.5, lipitor 10mg, synthroid .75

I also take a multiple vitamin, calcium 1000 mg, Vitamin E, Co-Q-10
nothing, only omeprazol or lanzoprazol and antibiotics for helicobacter pyloriiDigoxin
Pacerone
Zetia
Lescol
Norvasc
plavix
Minitran (transdermal patches)
aspirinAmiodarone, 2000 MG/week.
Numbness, tingling in lower legs. Decreased libido.
Toprol
Aspirin
50mg metoprolol 2 times per day
3.5mg warfarin once per day (at night)
Tambocor 100mg twice daily
No side effects but just been found I have a fatty liver, maybe caused by this drug??

Aspirin 325 mg daily
Rare nose bleeds
Sotalol 2 x 80mg daily. Side effects included cold extremities, flatulence, slow heart rate and feeling a bit slow, but these have receded with time.
Irbesartan 2 x 150mg daily. No side effects
Warfarin around 8mg daily. Usual problems with bruising and bleeding.
Tambacor - Hot Flushes150 mg Flecainide,75 mg Toprol,20 mg Nexium..Mostly lethargy and dizzynessatenalol- 50mg/day - decreased stamina and exercise capacity, light headedness when bending down and then getting up quickly
65 mg warfarin/ week - bruising (but it's been virtually impossible to reach my 2.5 protime level since I eat so many vegetables.)
Sotalol, 80 mg. am and pm, Digoxin, 250 mcg.; Ecotrin, 81 mg
I was a little tired and short of breath with the above meds but I have been on them for three weeks now and seem to have no problem.
1 aspirin 81 mg a day I take a couple extra when in a-fib.Atenolol,50 mgs. Was on Diltiazem,125 mgs., from 1996 until 2002; discontinued calcium channel blocker on the advice of a cardiologist. I have also opted to take one 375 mg. aspirin per day, along with the atenolol.blood thinnersCoumadin/blood in urine - stopped coumadin - restarted on lesser dosage rate
TOPROL ES/none
Tiazac/diltiazem, warfarin
tiazac constipates me - I take psillium husks twice a day and add prunes at times. It may slow me down a bit, but not like the beta blocker I first tried.

Cardizem 120 mg once daily, Rhythmol 150 mg twice daily, Premarin once daily, Ultram for arthritic pain.Got out of hospital. Took Sotolal and Comadin for awhile, sotalol made me cold, weak, and dizzy, heatbeat down to 60 beats per min at times. Stopped all excercise and diet. Went back to eating poorly, drinking beer, caffine. Afibs happened a few times at first but now are completely gone after 1 year. Off all meds and never felt better.Sotalol 160 twice a day. Sometimes fatigued and short of breath, aspirinCurrentMedsAtenolol, Cardizem.Attenolol, feel tired on occasion. Aspirin daily.sotalol, verapamil, cumadin
fuzzy head, tired. Blood pressure and pulse rate are kept very low purposefully, makes me feel tired.
bisoporol 10mg.
dialtzem 200mg.
warafin varies
* tambacor / flecainide 50mg 2x per day (no apparent side-effects);
* warfarin 10mg 1x per day (side-effects: some swelling in lower extremities, particularly if remain sitting without leg motion for long periods; some excess water retention over all);
* norvasc 5mg 1x/day (no side-effects apparent)
Lanoxin. Atenolol. Coumadin. I have a coagucheck monitor which I can check my INR level and therefore able to adjust my coumadin level. The atenolol has taken away some of my "get up and go"Aspirin 160 mg per day,
Rythmol 300 (Propafanone): from 1998 now on,
Sotalol: I stopped it after a few days since I was sleepy the all day and I was even not able to drive safely my car.
Tambocor 150mg 1tab at 1:00pm & 1½ at 1:00am
HCTZ 25mg 1 a day
Mavik 4mg 1 a day
Norvasc 10mg 1 a day QUIT TAKING 3/27/03
Synthroid 0.1mg 1 a day (Changed from 0.75m 1 a day
NIASPAN 500mg 2 at 1:00pm & 2 at 1:00am g on 2/10/2003)
Allegra 60mg 1 twice a day
Coumadin 5mg 1 a day (Changed From 4mg on 2/10/2003)
Labetalol 100mg 1 twice a day(started on 02/12/2003) QUIT TAKING
ICD Gem III AT with Amiodarone, Warfarin, Atenolol; So far, so good. Side effects from Amiodarone only: eyes very sensitive to light; some problems with balance; appetite less and no tolerance for salt. Atenolol: bradycardic but it was meant to relax heart and keep rate safe; A-Fib developed when MVP and MR worsened thus making Atenolol unsafe without pacemaking back-up.

2006 Update: Amiodarone is finally causing Thyroid problems which have contributed to 2 A-Fib episodes in 6 months. Not happy with Norpace and not sure what to do.
mineral supplementToprol XL 50 mg daily and Digoxin .25 mg daily.

Something makes me tired and dopey, but it isn't constant. It seems that if I get lots of sleep (10 hours) that the tired/dopey symptoms lessen.
Coumadin none
Tiazac, edema on higher dosage
Aspirin 160mg none
Zocor
I was taken off the cardizine in December and was told by the cardiologist that when I came back he would take me off the rhythmol. When I went back, he told me the heart monitor proved I had a heart skip, and said I could stay on the R or go off of it. My decision since there was no way to tell if it would happen again. He seeme to think it was one time. However, another doctor said I should have had a stress test to make sure my arteries were not blocked before staying on just the Rhythmol. He immediately reduced it to 1/2 a tablet 3 times a day and I felt better.
I had shortness of breath, some quivering in the chest area.
The new doctor said I could have had a heart attack if I had been blocked. Beware....This drug is not to be given alone nor before a stress test. I did not have to go on coumadin like my husband.
nildysopyramide quit toprol (beta blocker)
aspirin

do not like any of the drugs, as they make me feel foggy in my thinking, depressed, fatigued.
sotalol 120 mg bid - general fatigue, lethargy
coumadin 5-7 mg/day - no side effects
Lipitor 10 mg/day
Aspirin.
My thyroid levels are a bit low and have been taking a thyroid replacement (synthroid). This may have been due to the Amiodarone, or it might be directly related to the afib. Time will tell.
coumadin, toporol xl, tambacor/ slow heart rate, lack my usual energy, can't tolerate stress like I used toFor the past 5 years I am taking Verapamil (2x80 mg) and Sotacor (also 2x80 mg). What this does is to control Flutter (fast but regular heart beat) but does very little (not to say nothing) for Afib. The major side effect is the fact that my energy level is really low so I constantly feel tired. No other side effects.I am generally quite low on energy and cannot function enough to work. I am not as sharp as I used to be. I do have very active dreams and sometimes nightmares ever since I have been on medication, which has been changed several times. I have also gained a bit of weight but that may also be due to the lack of activity.NilPropafenone 150 mg x 3 per day, Magnesium and Potassium supplements.amiodaroneSotolol 120mg bid,warfarin 5-7.5 mg daily Zocor 20mg dailyCurrentMedsNone as of Jan 31, 2002.warfarin 2mg 24hrs some bleeding when cut/brusing
sotalol 80mg 24hrs makes me calm/less emotional
paracetamol when required for pain control and control of migraine
Tambocor "only on demand" 50 mg. if af during the day, 100 mg. if it wakes me up at night (or early am. which is most of the time)
Dose make me a bit slugish for half a day or so.
Coumadin/None
Cardizim 180mg/None
Atenolol 50 mg/None
Amiodarone 200 mg/None
noneBetapace. Some slight sexual disfunction, cured with Viagra. Some lethargy (resting heart rate is only 53 b.p.m.) as a result of the Betapace.

Other medications used: Naproxin, Viagra, Ambien, Viox, Marijuana. The Viagra does increase heartrate (as does sex generally), but this does not lead to A-Fib episodes. Marijuana in extremely moderate amounts also increses heartrate for a short time, but does not lead to A-Fib, and the relaxation and focus it brings often prevents or reverses artial flutter.

I am on a potassium supplement prescribed by my cardiologist. Also take multivitimins, Omega 3 fish oils, Glucosimine/Chondroitin, Vitamin E, Vitamin C
ASA 325 MGM daily
Synthorid 75 MCG daily
metoprolol
moricizine
Amiodarone...not working as far as I can tell. I am having episodes every 3 to 4 days, almost like clock work. Off Amiodarone and only on Cardizem CD 180Amiodarone & Coumadin
Headaches
weakness/lack of coordination in hands
doefetilideASA/noneTambocor - as needed during an episode. Not tried yet.Tambocor - none
Atenolol - none
Bendrafluazide,Atenolol,Atorvastatin,Warfarin,Finasteride, Irbestartan(angiotensinII inhibitor)
No observable side-effects
Atenolol 50mg in am and 25 in pm. Fatigue is only side effect but for a bit of nausea but it only works for a couple of weeks before my doc has to raise the dose because my resting heartrate is climbing.

325mg aspirin daily.
Was on Zantac after an Endoscopy in 1997, thaught they may have caused it so stopped them a week ago, havn't exactly had afib yet! I take Aspro when I get an attack and drink 2 or 3 coffees, this usually kicks me back to sinus within an hour.
solatol. light-headed, fatigued after taking. also taking aspirinLorazepam 2 mg 4 times daily addictive
Amlodipine 2.5 mg 1 per day
Clopidogrel Bisulfate 75 mg 1 per day
Citalopram hydrobromide 20 mg 1 per day
Aspirin 81 mg 1 per day
Simvastatin 40 mg 1 per day
Metoprolol Tartate 100 mg twice daily
Gabapentin 300 mg 1 per day
Ranitidine hcl 150 mg 1 per day
Docusate na 240 mg 1 per day
cardizem
diazide
warfarin
vioxx (shoulder chronic pain)
CA & MG

Don't know if my symptoms are from a combination of drugs or just the afib/valve disease itself, or combo---symptoms are SOB on slightest exertion @ times, dizzy, lightheaded, legs and @ times whole body feels like the flu---aching, extremely weak, extreme fatigue, lack of concentration, like in a fog @ times
Norpace CR 600Mg 2x day. Very dry mouth.
Aspirin 325mg/day - No side effects.
Tambocor and Warfarin: If I forget to take Tambocor, which I take mostly in 25 mg. doses (for a total of 75 to 150 mgs. per day), then it can trigger AF, especially if combined with one of my other triggers. noneCurrentMedsAtenalol,lipitor,coumadine.
Amiodarone:only side effect so far has been sensitivity to sunlight.
Advair, inhalent: Makes me hoarse, need to clear throat often.
Norpace 150mg 2xday - no side effects; inderal when exercisingTikosyn, Norvase, Digitek, Advair, Singular, Albuterol, Warfarin, Protonix and Terazosin.

None: Just too many meds.
Flecainide, the dose has gradually been increasing, and I am now concerned reading many comments that
the effect wears off over time. I started on 100mg per day, I am currently on 200mg which seems to be working.
The only possible side effect I have noticed are some headaches, but nothing major.
Per my doctor's instructions, I take proponalol at the onset of an afib episode. It does not shorten the duration of the episode but I feel it dampens the amplitude of the heart beats. I have found the medication is much more effective as a preventative as outlined above.Rythmol, 3x300 mg each day for four years. Have cut back to 2x300 mg each day due to effects of Rythmol such as bradycardia and PVC's. Lower dose will not return heart to sinus rythem. Non-heart related side effects include, occaisional severe headaches, breathing problems when jogging, memory loss, hair loss, fatigue, loss of muscle tone and joint pain.
Take 1 aspirin - 325 mg - per day.
betapace, no side effectSotolol 80 mg BID. (Too early to tell for side effects.)lanoxin .125
zestril 40mg/day
tambacor 300mg/day
lasix 20-40mg/day
coumadin 7.5 mg/day
cadura 1mg/day
kdur 80 meq/day
aspirin 81/day
xanax .5/day
sotolol - no side effects
coumadin

Flecanide, emcor, warfarinAspirin 325 mg. 1/day.Bisoprolol (cardicor) 2.5mg twice a day.
I take 1 asprin when AF starts.
I also take Calcium/Magnesium tablets and Hawthorn extract.
Bisoprolol reduces HR to 45 (average) and this makes me tired.
NoneAlittle dizzy when getting out of bed. I have to generally get up slowly and sit at the edge of the bed for a few seconds before getting out of bed.
My meds are Diltizem, coumadin,a very small dose of atenolol. Being Vagal I know that atenolol is not recommended but I take 12.5mg and it seems to keep the extra beats away. I also take magnesium, calcium,a multi-vitamin w/o iron. I also eat whole raw almonds a I understand it contains magnesium and they are good for you.
Sotalol

Is tired on this medication but not life altering tired. Thinking of switching..doc said something about Flecinade. Grandfather has AF and has had success with Flecinade.
Just received samples of Toprol XL 25 mg, AspirinSotalol 160 mg 2x/day - very slow heartbeat (45-55 beats per minute) causing very strong heart contractions; tiredness; but when in a-fib, erratic heart rate max is 130 bpmNow on propafenone 600mg per day in divided doses. It doesn't seem to help very much. went up to 900 mg/day. It wan't very effective so I quit.Daily aspirin is taken and 120 mg of verapamil at onset of afib. Tikosyn
Tiazac
Cumadin
Lasix
Lotensin
No side effects from any meds
Betapace (Solatol)- 120mg BID. No signficant side effects other than reduced heart rate, and difficult to exercise much within a few hours of each dose. Not controlling frequency of AT FIB events. Solatol use also correlated to sinus congestion in evening/nite.

Also currently taking 82 mg aspirin and 145 mg Tricor.
Tambacor; tiredness, vision and percepyion problems, IQ reduction while on med. sleep problems

cradizem; nausea, tiredness
Flecainide 150 mg daily. I suspect that the drug is causing reduced libido, drowsiness, and reduced general "drive". Energy level seems within the range of "low normal"for me. Some weight gain with this drug but much less so than with Cardizem. With a very strict low fat, no sugar, no dairy, no alcohol, heavy food-suppliment vitamin-rich diet I am able to maintain proper weight.

Thyroid Armour-120 mg/day

CoQ10, Magnesium Asporotate, Fish Oil, Acetyl Cystine, Acetyl Carnitine, Lipoic acid, Mega Antioxidants and high potency vitamins.
CurrentMedsbeta pace. I was having 26,000 pvc a day on this drugTambocor l00mg AM and 50mg PM
Coumadin 7.5mg MWF and 5mg TTSS
Aspirin 81mg
Colace l prn (when I need it)
40mg nadolol - feel tired a lot of the time, low heart rate (low 40's sometimes)
80mg aspirin
500mcg Tikosyn (started 10/02/02)
Lanoxin,Atenolol,Lasix ,and asprirnVerapamil - Keeps my heart rate down when I have an episodedigital - was very tired when first started, now fine.
beta blocker - not sure.
Coumadin, Zocor, Synthroid, Prilosec, Lasix
No side effects presently.
Atlenol, CoumidinWarfarin, Amioderone and Digoxin. Was also on frusimide as diuretic but it, combined with warfarin, led to a kidney bleed and 9 days in hospital.

Was on sotalol for 3 years until full AFib started then switched to the three above.
0.250 Digoxin + 80mg Sotalol BD + Warfarin

No Digoxin now.
ASA, Bach flower essence
Betapace 3 years, tired all the time.Beta blocker - propranalol 20 mg. Taken as needed to stop AF - side effects reduced pulse rate.
Prilosec - 20 mg for heartburn - no side effects
Warfarin - 5 mg per day for stroke prevention - no side effects.
None Diltiaz ER (CD) 180/24 cap TEVA USA. Dose: 1 a day.
Lanoxin 0.25mg. Dose: 1 a day.
Coumadin 5mg TAB Dupont PHA Dose: 1 a day.
Previously took Sotalol, cardizim, ameodarone -- had side effects on each med, consisting of tiredness, headache, water retention, sleeplessness, rapid hearbeatSotalol for two months at 80 mg twice daily. Not much effect, but difficult to judge as have no real history of previous frequency. May be reducing the length of episodes.
Side effects: Bad taste in the mouth, low pulse rate 48-53,bit of a spaced out feeling. Depressed, but this might just be due to AF.
Warfarin 9 mg/day. Slight gum bleed on one occasion
Amioderone I have been on it for only 7 weeks, but suspect fatigue. 160 beta pace--- 300 cardizem--- 5 warfarinverapamil
singulair
warfarin
Rx was cut off after contretemps with physician, now taking aspirin because I've seen it recommended as an alternative for pregnant women. previously on warfarin, verapamil, klor-con,furosemide,digitekOf medication after recent RFA
Half an aspirin daily
Toprol Xl 50mgs/day side effects laziness, fatigue
Flecanide(Tambocor)200mgs/day side effects: largely unknown as I have been on this med for only 2 weeks---but--it seems to make my afib more bearable(I can continue working during an afib episode which I could not before beginning this med) I think it lengthens the episode some though. I had a very bad experience when I increased to 300mgs per day for one day. I was awakened with bad afib in the middle of my sleep, which has never happened before. Am going down to 150mg to see if that feels better.
Ativan 1mg as needed for anxiety. I tend to let the afib scare me and it feeds on my fear and gets worse. Ativan has helped me in this regard.
Sotalol 80 mg twice a day. Side effects: flatulence.
75 mg of Asprin per day.
I am currently off of ALL medications. I am taking an aspirin a day.CurrentMedsMonocour - tired, indigestion, baby asprinDigoxin .25 mg
Diltiazem 120 mg
Coumadin to eventually reach INR = 2.0
Probenecid 500mg(high uric acid) Prilosec 20 mg for Gerd and digestive problems, Wellbutrin 150mg (has really helped my back and leg nerve pain), Spironalactone 25 mg -swelling ankles, Sotalol 120 mg am and pm, Digoxin .125 mg am & pm, Coumadin 5 mg 5 days 7 1/2 mg 2 days per wk. Lipitor 10mg,
Climara - estrogen patch l per wk, Progesterone 2 2 1/2mg for 10 days per month. I have been on Coumadin many years due to previous blood clots in legs and it thinned my hair some, but since I started Sotalol hair loss has been much, much worse. Sotalol seems to give me dry mouth and unpleasant taste in mouth. I recently stopped Armour Thyroid after years because I felt it was making me more hyper.
Magnesium, Hawthorn, Patasium aspirin,vit-C, vit-E, Fish oil, CoQ10, MagnesiumNone.Warforin only at the moment until my cardiologist comes up with something else.Warfarin - don't bleed much if I cut myself even deeply
Cordarone - very quick to burn in Sun. No eye problems (Have annual checks).
0.125 MG dixogen 5.0 MG altace for blood pressureAspirin 325mg daily
Toprol-XL 25 mg daily
Proppafenone 150 mg 3x day

Really feel sluggish
toprol, warfarin lotensin

drowsy,
digoxin, Prozax
no bothersome side effects
amiodarone - 200 mg./day - tired, no side effects to date
toxprolXL - 50 mg./day - tired, low blood pressure
coumadin - 4mcg./day - losing hair, bruising.
amiodarone, cozaar, lasix, coumadinnoneVerapamil, Armour Thyroid, Terazosin, Digitek, coumadin, amiodarone, tylenol, albuterol, seraventCoumadine and rythmol.atenolol (25 mg)...slows resting rate a little, but OK
coated aspirin (325 mg)...no side effects

atenolol supresses episodes only transiently (for a few days after onset or increase in dose). But it makes the episodes more acceptable (and less potentially damaging) by controlling the ventricular rate.
toprolDurbis (Disopyramide). Aspirin. No side effects.Multaq...sine Jan.2010.no side effects.Not taking any medication apart from 25mg aspirin daily and magnesium and potassium supplements. tikosyn - noneTambocor - No side effects at present. In the first few days I was slightly dizzy by these symptoms dissapeared in the first month or two.

Update. Use of Tambocor was not responsible for my Tinitus as I have now been using this for 6 months with no noticable increase in the ear problem. Under medical suggestion, I've stopped using the 75mg daily medication of Asprin.

Update - May 2007. In June 2006 I had a PV ablation at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. After a month I had some atrial tachycardia and was prescribe diltaziam which I took for a week or so which slowed the heart rate to normal. I stopped the flecainide in August 2006 and had a 7 day Holter monitor in Dec 2006 which showed I was clear of any AF but I did have some occasional ectopic and missed beats. In March Dr Sopher stopped wararin and suggested I start 75mg daily aspirin. Since July 2006 have had no AF.
CurrentMeds
CARDIZEM- SEEMS TO SHORTEN THE LENGTH OF EVENTS
Tambocar Just started medication. Fewer side effects than Sotalol.just starting on disopyramide
Taking asprin and new blood pressure tablet
Amiodarone 200mg/day - side effects not observed (yet).

Coumadin - some bruising.
Just started on Norpace after a three day stay in the hospital for observation while the drug was started. I am told I will still get the ectopic beats but hopefully they will not progress into AF.NoneAtenolol 50 mg. daily, 325 mg. asprin daily.
Some degree of tiredness. But manageable.
Flecainide pills 300 / day , 1 pill every 8 hrs.
No side effects , with regular phisycal activity .
Toprol XL 25mg once a day - no side effects
Coumadin 3 mg a day - just normally easy bruising
Amiodarone 400 mg X 2 (still in loading phase) should be reduced shortly - no side effects at present
Soltalol 80mg. 3xdaily I am currently taking Verapamil ER 240mg, Dyrenium 100mg 2X, Potassium, Magnesium, and Baby Aspirin 81mg under Dr's direction. And I do also use St John's Wort and Vitamin E on my own, but Dr is aware of it.

No side effects. But Verapamil has in no way slowed my bpms the way they had hoped. Dyrenium has helped my high blood pressure.
200 mg Sectral (Acebutalol) twice daily. Have taken Sectral since 1998. For an 18 month period I weaned back to one per day, but since discontinuation of Flecainide (see below) have gone back to two per day.

1 81 mg. aspring daily.
Tambacor 100mg AM and PM, Maxide 1/2 tab, Atenalol100mg daily, ASA.81mg
I have no noticeable problems with these medications except the ASA makes me have bruising and large
purple spots form trauma. I now take it every other day instead of daily and have less problem.
I sometimes forget my second dose of Tambacor at bedtime, but have not yet had a problem even then!
aspirin - no side effectsflecainide, tendency to cross-eyed early on, adjusted with no side effects now.Inderal
60mg Sotalol, 6mg warfarine.Betapace 120/slow heart rate, 45-60, Coumadin 5.5/none [added 7-2005:] I am now on coumadin, Zocor and remeron. The remeron has caused weight gain and I am currently struggling to maintain my weight. The Remeron doesn't limit my exercise capacity like the antiarrhythmia drugs did.RYTHMOL 150MG TID, TIZAC 240 MG Q DAY, NOTICED MILD DEPENDENT EDEMA WHEN ON FEET LONG PERIODS OF TIME, MODERATE DECREASE IN TOLERANCE TO STRENUOUS ACTIVITY, FATIGUE, PALPATATIONS
ASA 1 Q DAY
I've tried alot of meds, I am on Lopressor right now, 1/4 tablet twice daily. No known side affects. Sometimes it helps, but of an evening it doesn't seem to.Cardizem
Plavix
Amour Thyroid

No known side effects.
Coumadin to maintain an INR between 2 and 3. Lanoxin to slow heart rate. No side effects per se.Amiodarine no side effects as yet only five weeks into programme.Sometimes a little quesy. Might be due to the 40 or more vitamin supplements I started about 6 weeks ago.?CurrentMedsTenormin (25mg, morning and night) Fosamax, 70mg, 1x/wk. for Osteoporosis. Lipitor, 10mg, 1x @ night for high cholesterol. Prilosec, 20mg, 1x each morning for reflux. Flovent and Serevent, 2 puffs each morning to control mild Asthma. No noticeable side effects from any of the medications.150mg 2X/Day Tambocor /noneCardizem: seem to get muscle cramps - starting on Magnesium to counteract cramps.
Lanoxin: no side effects
Alatace: no side effects
Coumadin: no side effects (hate those tests)
Lotensin
Zocor
Warfarin
Metropolo - loss of energy
Magnesium - just started
2 50mg tambocor disopyramide
Toprol (very low dose)
coumadin
None.

I came off all my previous meds (digoxin then arythmol, sotalol, flecainide and atenolol) xmas 2001 and 'medicated' with diet (antioxidents and trace minerals etc). 6 months later I have almost eliminated AF. I feel much better without drugs, and am convinced they made the AF worse.
Atenolol 50 mg.
Asprin 325 mg. coated
Warfarin/Fluoxetine/Enalapril/Frusimede -
Pain beneath left shoulder blade.
1. Eltroxin thyroid replacement hormone.100 mcgs daily. Its side-affects include. Cardiac arrhythymias, anginal pain, tachycardia.Interacts with anti-coagualants.
2.Tambocar(flecainide) 150 mgms twice daily. its side effects are many including visual disturbances.
3.Atenalol. 25mgms daily. Side effects include bradycardia, cold extremeties, sleep disturbance, tiredness, low blood pressure and gastric upset +++++++++more.
verapamil, lopressor, aspirinAspirin. 80mg Sotalol -> much reduced at-rest heart rate (~65 -> ~45 bpm)currently only on coumadinZestril, aspirin, Coumadinrythmol during an attack (600 mg. all at once), atenolol(25 mg. daily)
Aspirin, 81mg. daily, vitamin supplement, extra magnesium
WarfarinCordarone 200mg, Diovan 80mg, Cardiicor 7.5mg, aspirin 75mg
Will not releave the condition,
Loss of sex drive, pain in arms, chest pains
dofetilide - feeling much better as far as side effects go. Current doseing 375mg bid. Doesn't control the afib yet but it has reduced the number of episodes and to some extent their duration. Unusual occurance - marked dizzyness 2 hours lasting about 1.5 hours before AM dose of dofetilide. Cardiologist suggested digoxin but read sources on internet about problems with this if lone afibber and have avoided. Was taking aspirin and fish oil but have stopped as episodes have now stopped.asprin (325mg/day)
zochor (10mg/day) for cholesterol though it's only 140
Tambocor - seems to make me more aware of my heart beat. Dry mouth. Maybe more anxious, not much appetite.Quinidine/unk
Atenolol/fatigue
Coumadin
Zycol for cholesterol control
Coumadin
Cardizem
Atenolol
40 mg Enalapril (ACEI) per day.
5 mg (reducing) Norvasc(CCB)per day.
4.5 mg Warfarin per day.
amiodarone 400mg daily for 2 weeks, then 200mg daily
ASA 325mg/ day
CurrentMedssome fatigue
bad sleeping and dreaming
One 325 Aspirin every night with a glass of water.

No side effects noticed.
Pacerone - no side effects that I know of

Coumadin - no side effects that I know of
On 3x150 mg. propafenone/da., 3 x 12.5 mg. metoprolol. Had been AF free for 100 straight days from May 27
to September 6/01 on 2 x 150 mg. da. of Rhythmol, and 2 x 12.5 mg. metoprolol.

Possible tiredness, excessively slow HR from the beta-blocker, no noticeable side effects from the prop.

I DO experience a constant sick-stomach feeling that I have finally decided is nausea whenever an
episode is looming, or when in one. Do NOT think it is a side effect, however, because it was there before I
started any meds at all
digoxin
zestril
lasix
wafarin
atenolol

some bloating

spironolactone, atenolol (100 mg daily), coumadin, zestril (ACE)

Tikosyn, 500 mcg every 12 hours

Side effects? Not sure. Hives are a problem right now.
coumadinWarfarin
Digoxin
Atorvastatin
atenolol


Side effects indeterminate - not being sufficiently troublesome to warrant investigation. Some nagging doubts about statins and memory impairement.
lanoxin,lasix,potassium suppment, librium, coumadin

Side effects. rash which itches badly
Amiodarone, cumadin, Toporal XL -- no known side effects81 mg aspirinfleccainde, often doesnn't work can take more if needed up to 300mg per day. and cause vision problems and constipation.

warfarin.
lanoxin & coumadin (mild diarrhea), levoxil (none), alphagan (dry eyes)81 mg Aspirin daily - None
Have used Flecainide Bolus for the most recent episode

I also take 100 mg Co-Q10, 400 iu of Vitamin E, and 400 mg Magnesium
NoneAmiodorone, Lopressor, Coumadin, lipitor, cardura.
Digoxin/noneRythmol & Atenolol
No side effects at this time
Cardizen and Tambacor
Just started on medication so side effects not known
currently on coumadin and 81mg asa. I have noted that during the last 6 months or so I have started to feel cold inside. I used to always be the warm one in the family but now I am the one to turn up the heatNone.
1000mgs fish oil for blood thinning properties
Centrum Protegra. Coumadine. Gemfibrozil. Metoprolol Tartrate.dofetilide (tikosyn)500 twice/day
lanoxin
coumadin

no side effects that I can tell
Amioderone
Norvasc
lipitor
coumadin

Side effects= fatigue
no medication, last cardioligist put me on digoxin but made afib worseCurrentMedscoumadin, digioxin, lipitor no side affects noticed expect thinner blood.digoxin-none
toprol xl-none
xanax-none (for panic attacks that happen while attack in going on)
zestoretic-for blood pressure-none
Protoxin 40mg for the esophageal reflux - I wondered if AF could be a side effect.

Coumadin 5mg - just three doses so far - no side effects now

Digitex .25mg - nothing for now
200mg/day Tambocor 50mg/day LopressorAmiodarone (CORDARONE), Persantin, TenorminAtenolol beta blocker once a day w/some fatigue
Altace for blood pressure once a day no side effects
Coumadin for coagulation control once a day no side effects

See aboveTikosyn, wafarin. No sides notedToprol, Diovan, Premarin, Provera, 2 baby aspirin, and occasionally Flexeril for a back problem. I used to take Flexeril to prevent AF episodes, but don't do that now because it doesn't seem to have the effect on the episodes it used to. I believe if I'm overtired it helps me get a good night's sleep which is probably the reason I thought it worked. I was sometimes dizzy during episodes but the doc changed the way I was taking the Toprol & Diovan. The dizziness has disappeared.Verapamil
Lansoprazole (for GERD control)
Vitamins esp Magnesium Citrate
No side effects
Flecanide, no side effects: Betapace, 480mg /day - no known side effects
Coumadin, 5mg /day - no konwn side effects
none currently
sotolol [fatique]
cardizem [fatique]
lanoxin
coumidin [MUST get ProTime on schedule]
2X 50MG FLECAINIDE PER DAY.
1X NEBIVOLOL PER DAY.
jANUARY 2003 BEGAN THYROID TREATMENT FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM.
NOW ON 2X 1/2 GRAIN ARMOUR THYROID TABLETS PER DAY. NO REAL SIDE AFFECTS, MAYBE A TREMBLY FEELING. BUT A HUGE IMPROVEMENT IN ENERGY AND WELL BEING
Tambocor
Loss of Balance, stomach problems, but the stuff works
Rythmnol (SP)- Metallic taste - sleepy - Zotec - GERD problemsTwice a day of 100 mg Tambacor. No side effects noticed so far.atenolol 6-7 mg. once daily( about 1/4 of 25mg tab)
(unless afib hits, then I go to 75 mg. while in afib)
warfirin
Absolutely none, since ablation in November 2000Ecotrin 1x per day
Procanbid (Procainamide) 1000mg 2x per day.This drug has given me insomnia for the first time in my life. I used to be a a very heavy sleeper but no more!
Metoprolol and Asprin. I self medicate the metoprolol, in that I only take it once symptoms have kicked in.So some days, I 'only' take 100mg, other 'bad' days, 150-200mg.Aspirin= 75mg per day. Side effects of metoprolol is to make me very, very fatiqued about an hour after taking it. I yawn and yawn my head off! My eyes feel like someone threw powder in them they're so dry. Then that wears off and I'm back to 'my' normal.(?)Rythmol no side effects
warfarin no side effects
One half an aspirin . My cardiologist is not in favour of warfarin / coumadin for me and does not want me on
amiodarone or any other anti-arrthythmic .I am also on 10mg per day of Tritace or Ramipril ( Hope Trial )
and 10mg per day Pravachol to keep blood lipid profile acceptable'
dofetilide, no side effects
cardizem
CurrentMedstoprol makes me very tired, blood pressure goes very lowCartia (aspirin 100mg/day)ateninol,calan sr,coumadin, corderone. I am always tired and have very little strength especially in the afternoon and at night..........Sotalol, Lanoxin, Coumadin / uncertainamiodarone
aspirin
Dofetilide

side effect anxity bad excema
Atenolol (Tenormin) --> Low blood pressure and slow heart rate.
Flecainide (Tambacor)--> Not sure what to think of this drug because it triggers AF much of the time. (Yes I have read the book "Deadly Medicine." ) I am hoping the benefits outweigh the risks.

I take aspirin for its (possible) blood-thinning properties
Tikosyn (dofetilide) since 11/2000 which converted me to NSR after only 2 capsules in hosp. No apparent side effects, but who knows long term effects. I continue to take coumadin, lasix, dieuretic, potassium, lotensin and atenolol, plus premarin, vioxx, and various vitamins. No clearly apparent side effects.AM
dilacor xr 240 mg
digoxin .25 mg

PM
coumadin 5 mg
Tiazac (dilacor) 120mg
digoxin .25 mg

Fatigue
I have tried several different medications. None seemed to work. Went to a specialist in Pittsburgh and he took me of off all meds even aspirin. Said it wasn't helping so why take them. He was correct it didn't have any effect. After a-fib begins, 1 hour after I take 120 mg of fast acting generic cardizan tablet(diltiazim). 60 mg every 4 to 6 hours there after until conversion. If I don't convert in 24 hours I must go to the hospital for observation. I have converted 15 out of the last 18 times in 3 years.Toprol XL (no side effects). Take Verapomil when in Afib only (works well to slow heart and take away annoying Afib feeling, i.e., makes you feel normal unless you check your pulse to find it is still there).Cardizem 120mg
Coumadin, no known side effects
Xyrtek no known side effects
Lipitor, no known side effects
Tapazole (for Thyroid)
Alprazolam (Xanax) for anxiety
side effect confusion and memory loss
Metoprolol 300mg a day; digoxin 250mg a day

Warfarin dosage varies sometimes 12mg a day. Sometimes only 10mg.

noneDiltiazem 240mg x1...(For rate control)
Just started Tambocor 100mg x2.
No side effects so far.

Now on 150mg x2. and 240 Diltiazem.
No major side effects.

Helped to moderate severity and length of episodes so far.
NoneTambocor
Cardizem
Aspirin
Coumadin
none. Flecainide (Tambocor). Side effect - blurred peripheral vision starting 1 hour after taking and lasting for 2 or more hourswarfarin - none
lisinopril - none
amiodarone - none
Dofetilide (Tikosyn) and Toprol XL: no certainty of side effects, though perhaps from the Toprol waves of
faintness/nausea and tendency to depression.
Coumadin: increased vulnerability to skin bruises.
Been on rythmol 3 weeks, went 18 days with no A-Fib, have had lots of "spasm" like skipped beats last few days, one 5 hour AF episode and one 22 hour episode next day. Also taking a 325mg aspirin a day and COQ10. The rythmol has slowed my resting pulse to 48-52, and limits my exercise pulse rate to about 110. Other than having to scale back the exertion rate, there's no problems. CurrentMedsamiodarone, I ahve been on it for 11 weeks, no side effects yet. Still in a-fib
Coumaden
Have ceased all medication for AF and other problems for five months. Now taking only warfarin which is considered a sensible precaution to prevent clotting and risk of stroke.

The majority of my side effects have either disappeared or diminished to an acceptable level.

See above about Rythmol. I also use aspirin when in AF.

Rythmol was prescribed by my current cardiologist. He put me on 500mg daily but I am only taking it when needed.

Synthroid to improve thyroid function ( for about as long
as I have AF) I have always thought their is a connection but the docs don't agree.
Light-medium exercise seems to forestall it, at least temporarily.120 mg Cardizem/none; 80 mg aspirin/none; 25 mg diphenhydramine/sedation; 10 mg Lunesta/sedation; 10 mg Uroxatral/none; Zantec 150 mg bid/none

Toprol for now. A little fatigue noted, but that's about it.coumadinNone50mg atenolol-no side effects so farA year ago, my new internist put took me off of the drugs below that I had been on for several years with little effect. He put me on sotalol 120mg twice daily. At first I had some transient PVC's but over time that has abated. I feel great and the heart is beating fine. Formally, I had been on Tambocor, digoxin and atenolol. Bad thing is that beta blockers cause easy weight gain which for me is hard to deal with as it makes it harder to lose.I am permanantly on Avapro, an ACE anti-inhibiter. 22 days ago I started Vioxx (an anti inflam'y for arthritus).
Vioxx manufacturer states that Vioxx may affect the effectiveness of ACE inhibiters.
none. intend to start taking aspirin to reduce risk of stroke. Don't like the idea of Beta-blockerstambocor,cardizem,coumadin side effects are some fatigueI am currently on Coumadin 5 mg, Diltiazem 240 mg and Metoprolol 100 mg. The Metoprolol was just prescribed for a week prior to being placed in the hospital to receive Tikosyn therapy. The Metoprolol has slowed my heart rate considerably and makes me feel tired and listless. But what else is new!
January 2001 placed in hospital for tikosyn therapy. Converted on the third day and have remained in normal sinus rythm since that time. Thank God!
Norpace 200 Mg and Atenolol 50 Mg for heart
Coated aspirin for blood thining

Neurontin 2400 Mg for feet

none discernable
Metoprolol/ None warfarin 6mgFlecainide, no adverse affectsdigoxin and rythmolaltase
atenolol
baycol
aspirin
rythmol-some insomnia
Tikosyn 500
Coumadin
Pindilol
finally have my meds were i dont have any side affects unless im in atrial;;then i get real dizzy and blood pressure drops to 80&90.......my meds cardizem cd 120mg;;;;betepaceaf 80 mg 2x;;;vasotec 20mg 2x;;;coumadin.Coumadin - (5mg)for about 35 days and protime almost weekly remains at desired level.
Lanoxin - also for 35 days

I have not noticed any side effects from either medication
coated aspirin once a dayRhythmol 150mg 3 times a day. Lanoxin.25 mg once a day
Aspirin 325mg once a day

Extreme fatigue, not sleeping well
CurrentMedssotalol 240 mg.twice daily/keeps everything slowed down, doesn't maintain sinus rythym for me,finger tips stay kind of numb feeling,keeps heart rate at 80/90 during af.Also take lanoxin .375 mg. daily,cozaar 50 mg. twice daily for BP.,coumadin 5mg. daily.I maintain a 2.5 to 3.5 INR and have,on occasion,bruise/bleed easily. metoprolol, Amiodarone, aspirin, prinival, lasix, relafenno medications right now except Prinivil for the blood pressure.tambacor 300mg
metaprolol 150mg
lipator 50 mg
adult aspirin
low energy , sleepy at times
tambocor 300 mg. tenormin 100 mg, albylE 75 mg
pacemaker metronic Kappa DR701DDR
Synthroid, 112 mcg/day. Asprin during attack.
NOW HERE IS AN INTERESTING PHENOMENUM:
In March 2001, I reduced my Synthroid medication from 112 mcg to 50 mcg/day and feel much better (but have a greater tendency to put on pounds, and have to reduce diet) I feel much better, without incident since then, touch wood.
I have since conferred with my Endocrinologist and switched to 50 mcg of Unithroid. Date is now August 6, 2001. Let us see how it goes.
Propranol available, no longer used intermittently as needed.Daily dosage:
100 gms. amioderone
5.5 gms. coumadin
Sotalol 2 x 40mg per day

Initial slow heart rate (45 bpm) recovered after several months.

Initial slight nausea and light-headedness.
Warfarin asperin, CoQ10, hawthorn berry. I can't tolerate the conventional medicine drugs.Procanbid (extended release) 3000 daily
Lopressor 75 daily
Coumaden 2.5 daily

So far I have had no side effects.
Dilacor XR, no side effects
Protonix for stomach acid/hernia, no side effects
Prinivil (ACE inhibitor) for hypertension/kidney problem, no side effects
Coumadin prescribed today, won't begin until tomorrow (11/2500)

Celexa for anxiety and Ativan on occasion, although hadn't used it for months until today.
twitching, sun sensativitynoneCoumadin - danger of a bleed; limits food, alcohol intakeFlecainide (Tambocor) 100 mg/day - No side effects
Magnesium (600 - 700 mg element/day)
Amioderone: missed beats
Coumadin: bruising
Zantac
Sotalol, 80mg 3x/day prescribed, but I take 2x/day to save moneyProzac - drowsiness in the afternoon. Difficulty in
getting out of bed in morning. Some signs of lower
bowel irritation
Coumadin- no side effects
Toprol - no side effects
Calcium/Magnesium Supplements
Molybdenum supplements
Magnesium may reduce the effects of MSG
Rythmol
Worried about long term use.
Tambocor - noneHave been on amiodarone since 1996. After loading, I was a 200 mg/day and reduced over next year to 300mg/wk.
No attacks in 1 1/2 years. Started attacks again in 1998. Attacks 1998 - 14, 1999 - 22, 2000 - 22. Increased
dosage to 100mg/day and was at this in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Recently increased dosage to 150 mg/day. Side
effects - slight thyroid reduction, dry eye (may be unrelated), slow heartbeat and reduced exercise tolerance, in-
creased cholesterol level went from 149 to 204. Retired in late 1998, but reduction in stress did not reduce
episodes. Have slight asthmatic condition that may be related to amiodarone but no lung problems yet. Tracking
it. Was converted to NSR twice in 1996 with ibutilide after 72 hour bouts prior to starting amiodarone. Now convert
on own. To convert, have night's sleep and if not converted by A.M., do heavy exercise while in A.F. (mow lawn,
etc.) Then lay down. Usually convert while laying down.
Take following currently - daily -- 1 protegra ( antioxidant combo), 1 400 mg vitamin E, 1 multi-vitamin, 150 mg
amiodarone, 83 mg aspirin. In past have taken 250mg magnesium, 12 1/2 mg levoxyl daily but neither seemed to help reduce
reduce episodes.

Flecainide (Tambocor); Lansaprazole; 81mg Asprin.
Occasional constipation
Dofetilide 2 x 500 ug / day. Just starting on 3 x 500 ug / day under medical supervision to see if this helps - I have soem headroom available on my QTc interval.

Side effects: dry mouth at night. I also feel it makes the ectopics bigger and thumpier.

Aspirin enteric coated 300 mg/day
CurrentMedscoumadin
lipitor
altace
Tagamet, no side effects that I can tell. Possibly constipation?Sotalol low dose 80mg/day for past 5 months. Lower leg swelling initially but now insignificant. Resting pulse dropped from 40 to 36. No other side effects that I notice. Has not stopped attacks of AF (8 since starting Sotalol) but they may be less severe and none have lasted longer than 8 hours. Aspirin 325mg/day.1 aspirin per day. No side effects.CoEnzyme Q10
Aspirin 325/mg per day
Tambacor 150 mg daily, atenolol 25 mg daily, aspirin 325 mg daily,potent multi vitamin daily, drink plenty of liquids. No noticeable side effects.atenolol/fatigue; 325 mg of aspirinpropafenone (Rythmol) 250 3times a day
no side effects
isoptinSR 240mg

was on coumadin for a several months. Severe nose bleeds. Stopped coumadin when AF controlled.
lipitor 10mg
verapamil 180mg twice daily
coumadin 12mg
vitamins E & C

no known side effects
I believe Verapamil is doing a great job. I can still feel somewhat energetic even during periods of a-fib.
FLECAINIDE 100 mg taken twice daily.(side effects have been increase in ectopic beats, tiredness and mild eyesight deterioration)
TEMAZEPAM 10 mg taken at night to aid sleep.
I occasionally take Diazepam 5 mg if AF gets really severe -it can calm everything down a bit and at least helps to avoid panic adding to the problem.
ASPIRIN (soluble) 150 mg taken daily
Aspirin 325 mg (none)Coumidin - no side effects
Digoxin - no side effects
30 mg diltiazem when needed
bactrim (not for afib)
temazepam (muscle relaxant-for sleep)
maprotiline (anti-depressant)
81 mg aspirin (rheumatologist, to prevent clotting)
Warfarin 7.5 mg
Lisinopril 5 mg
no serious side effects
accupril 40mg 1/day
atenolol 50mg 1/day
hctz 25mg 1/day
lanoxin 250mcg 1/day
warfarin 5mg 1&1/2 4days--- 1/day 3days
vioxx 25mg 1/day (for arthritis)

no serious side effects---just tiredness
digoxin
diltiazem
coumadin
zestril
furosemide (Lasix)
synthroid
allopurinol (for gout)
potassium
calcium/magnesium
folic acid and B12
Coenzyme Q-10
salbutamol, atrovent and flovent for asthma
I am very lucky in that I can't identify any side effects
except for a Zestril cough.
Dofetilide (Tikosyn) 500 mcg a day and Toprol-XL 25 mg a day. Coumadin 5 mg and 7.5 mg on alternate days. No side effects .Digoxin, Lipitor, Atenolol, Gemfirozil(Lopid), Microzide, Aspirin

The only side effect is slight dry mouth.
Lopressor, fatigue
Valium, fatigue
No meds currently.Atenolol 100mg qd am;
Digoxin 0.125mg qd am;
Coumadin 2.5mg 5 days per week, 5mg 2 days per week qd pm.
Nexium, 20 mg qd am. This medication is usually prescribed for GERD/reflux, for which I have no symptome. It helps me with a mild swallowing problem.
Lipitor 10 mg qd pm
No side effects from any of these meds.

Supplements: Multivitamin (Twinlab daily onecap wo. iron); E 800; Garlic 600mg bid; C 500; Cosamin DS qd.
Sotalol 160mg a day.
Warfarin at 5mg a day.

Only side affect is cold skin and hands. When I take the Sotalol for the first few days I feel tired and fatigued.
Disopyramide, atenolol & aspirin

The disopyramide causes urine retention. I became extremely ill and was hospitalized for three days with a bladder infection. My dosage of disopyramide was then reduced from 150 mg to 100 mg three times daily. I have not had a bladder problem with the reduced dosage.
Was on Sotalol,regarded as safe because was still feeding my new born baby at first diagnosis.Worked ok but heart often very slow,hairloss,cold hands and feet and pins and needles.Next flecainide,less side-effects,a bit nauseous on and off,still hairloss.Also prescibed atenalol with the flecainide as heart racing for long periods after exertion but felt very faint on several occasions so stopped it.Now trying no drugs just 75mgs aspirin but would like to find an alternative to thisI started 2 days ago on Amiodarone (200mg/2X'sday). After one month I return to Cardiologist and he plans on cutting dosage to 100mg/2X's day. However, I have heard of the side effects and danger of long term usage and am scared to death. I did have a baseline bloodtest and chest Xday performed. CurrentMedsisoptin 240mg
tenormin 25mg
1 ecotrin daily (asprin) Have taken this for three years.

No side effects.
Tambocor 125 MG daily...Toprol XL 50 mg....aspirin
Side Effects: More tired at end of the day.
tambocor, cardicor and aspirin for af. salbutamol foe asthma. allopurinol for gout.




tiredness, maybe weakening eyesight(maybe just age)
toprol xl(50 mg) causes shortness of breath and limits ability to exercise. also seems to cause depression.

can't take aspirin for anti-clotting because it causes urinary pain. doc says I don't need coumadin yet.


Coumadin,atenolol,mavik,temporarily off synthroidFlecainide acetate 100mg twice daily
60mg Cardizem at onset of AF
Toprol XL 25mg
Protonix for GERD
aspirin 1 a day
Flovent
Estrace
Singulair, Flovent for allergies/asthma
Ativan for anxiety
Lipitor 20mg
Amiodarone 400mg/day, lipitor 20mg/day, 50mg tenormin when needed
Tired, easily winded, measurable loss in pulmonary function as of test on 11/1, so I am off Amiodarone as of today,
since it can be baaad for one's lungs.
Procanbid
atenolol
Coumadin
Zocor
multivitamin and mineral. calcium, and magnesium supplements. CoQ10, l-carnitine, taurine, fish oil or flaxseed oil.

cactus grandiflorus and broome as needed to prevent attacks.

tambocor and verapamil if I get an attack (usually convert in 2 hours or so with tambocor)
Amiodarone 400mg daily
Aspirin 325mg daily
Synthroid .125mg daily
Lotrel
Lipitor
extreme sentivity to sun
beginings of fibrosis
worsened thyroid
extreme fatique
shortness of breath
Triamt/hctz caps. 37.5/25 1 daily
Lanoxin 0.25MG 1 daily
Lanoxin 0.125MG 1 every other day
Levothroid 0.112MG 1 daily
Aspirin 81MG 1 every other day

Ocasionally feel nauseated after taking medication, not too often.

Digoxin 0.25mg/day
Captopril 75mg/day
Sotalol 160mg/day
Pravastatin 10mg/day
Ranitidine 150mg/day
Coumadin 5-7mg/day
NoneBetapace, lipitor, mavik No side effects from any that I am aware of.Coumadin (no known side effects).
Tikosyn (caused elongation of QT wave)
Metoprolol (depending on dose, it causes very low pressure and lightheadness)

Amioderone 100mg/day (was at 200 mg/day) - I feel fine on it but my liver emzyme and TSH levels are going out of the normal range. I have chosen to taper off the amioderone rather than damage my other organs.

I also take coumadin and 1/2 asprin per day.

Now I have decided that I had better try to help my heart resist afib tendencies by modifying my diet and taking supplements that reduce arrythmias. (Mag Tab SR, Omega-3 oil, vitamin C and E)
Procainamide (4000 mg./day)
Nadalol (100 mg./day)
Calan (120 mg./day)
Accupril (5 mg./day)
One aspirin
One multi-vitamin

No obvious side affects on any of the above
Digoxin .25 mg daily
Warfarin 5 mg daily
Verapamil 240 mg daily
lopressor 50 mg twice daily
cardizem CD 120 once daily
Dofetilide (Tikosyn), Antenolol, Coumadin

Side effects: None. What I thought might have been a side effect was finally diagnosed at compressure fractures of the back.
baby aspirin, magnesium, estrogen,
diovan(ace inhibitor)lanoxin, potent daily multiple vitamin
daily. Also take a diuretic and a potassium supplement every two or three days.
Tambocor - 150 mg twice a day
Lopressor (beta blocker) - 25 mg once a day

Slight visual disturbances, lightheadedness due to low blood pressure
none


PastMedsBisoprolol knocked me for 6 so stopped taking them after consulting Cardiologist.noneNoneRythmol - was replaced by MultaqNone for the AFib but allergies to Sulphur (Bactrin), Ciprobay500, Possible Serum sickness after Augmetin.
Pariet PPI's for IBS and gastritis,taken for two years took a toll and have been successfully tapered.
Qunidine made me sick
Flecinide didn't work
Avapro. ... No known side effects
Atenolol chloral. .... No known side effects
Tambocor - No effect
Atenolol - No Effect
Quinaglute - Produced muscle weakness and I came off of it.
Digoxin - No Effect
Verapamil - No Effect
Atenolol - well-tolerated and effective at keeping blood pressure stable, but told in hospital that there are more modern beta-blockers ( was on atenolol for 13 years. )Can't remember name, but they had me in Hospital for 4 days while they tried another rymic med. Didn't tollerate. Went into Bradycardia. Also caused me to pass out after NucMed stress test.Pradaxa GI upset. Now done with that on ASA 325mg.Different beta blockers (tiredness, bad dreams)
Slow-release flecainide (lethargy)
propanololPropafenone (diltiazem) 225 x 2, GI upset, not effective
aspirin (325 mg)
HCT (hydrochlorothiazide) for borderline blood pressure, 4 years. Hospital cardiologist discontinued at diagnosis with the comment "cardiologists hate that drug."
Before Bisoprolol, I took Sotalol for a short while, but it seemed to increase the number of episodes I had. Up to eight years ago when the AF became much worse I was not on any medication, have always been a strong personmetoprolol 25 mg, does not help even if I take two. Tends to upset my stomach and make the problem worse the next daybeta blockers - kinds, both caused severe breathlessness,

flecanide caused visual disturbance
Allergic to penicillin, sulfa, bumex, levaquin and some xray contrast dyesaNoneflecainide...increased heat racingPastMedsaspirin/noneSotolol - increased AF
Cardizam and lower doses of the flecainide and metoprololVyvanse, discontinued, may have triggered, possible side effect to electrical activity of heart
Drisdol High dose Vitamin D (1x week, 50,000 IU) Possible effects on electrical activity of heart
Atenolol just didn't work anymoreflecainide, pacerone made me very ill, with vomiting, nausea, and low blood pressureSotolol, caused my heart to beat too slow.nonenonemetoprolol, flecaninde, asprin, warfarin, Atenelol.
Propafanone.
Flecainide.
All pretty ineffective - continued episodes in spite of taking the damn drugs for 15 years.

Amiodarone.
After my first ablation procedure I was given Amiodarone for a very short time. I had what doctors have called an allergic reaction, which threw my thyroid way out of whack. I know from my own experience and my mom's toxic reaction to it late in her life that it is a dangerous and excessively aggressive drug. Avoid it at all costs.
noneAtenolol (tight and wheezy chest in the evening)
Propranalol
Warfarin
Atenolol, metoprolol made it worse. Cardiologist believes the Flecainide will keep me out of AF. We will see.NoneDilitazem. Always tired & didn't reduce attacks
Simvastatin. Cardiac specialist thought this was contributing to AF attacks
Pain Killer Didronel but have now stopped because I was told they are not good for the heart and the stomach
Perhaps thats what caused it
2005: atenolol initially, followed by 4 1/2 years on sotalol. I believed sotalol caused the symptoms since I felt better off it when I twice accidentally lost my tablets for nearly a week.Claritin-D enduced a-fib. Others cause fluttersdigoxin, rhythmo, multaqadalat oros (1x20mg) intermittent skin rash; constipationPastMedsWarfarinSotalol and warfarin (for Cardio version). HeadachesDiltiazem ER 120mg, ASA 325mg BID, Bystolic 5mg for 1 year - no side effects

refused coumadin and plavix
Sotalol
Flecainide
Enderal
I do not tolerate these very well and have had many side effects. Plus they do not control may AF.
noneNoneAtenolol. Slight depression2012- tried Tikosyn after ablation but I couldn't tolerate it.
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2009-2010 Acupuncture- smooths the problem, hasn't cured it. I feel much better afterwords but just for a day.
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2007- Coumadin, 2.5 mg daily- slight dizziness & feeling cold/ freezing all the time. Bleeding of course. One episode of urinating blood for 4 days! No reason found. Very scary.

Multaq (Dronedarone)- At first (2 weeks) I felt tons better, still irregular beat but smoother. Side effects- occasional diarrhea (nothing else). Co-pay is pricey.
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2002- Flecainide (Tambocor)- at times I couldn't ride a bike. My lungs would freeze up and I'd have to stop and rest a while, start-off real slowly to get home. Didn't fix the A-FIB either.
Toprol
Rythmol
Sotalol
Multaq
Cardizem 240 mg did not help blood pressure or arrhythmias, so I had to return to beta blocker. When I tried to wean myself off propafenone, had major AF episode which required chemical conversion in emergency room in 2008.
N/An/aNorpace (Held back urine, felt dry.. Didn't work)
Rhythmol( Put me in Aflutter for 23 hrs... Got off it ASAP)
Toprol XL( Worked well to lower HR only, made me sleepy/lethargic, didn't really stop AFIb)
Bisoprolol 2.5mg - fatigueBeta-Pace-160mg 2x day.

Legs very heavy during day, restless at night. very foggy brain. fall asleep at work in afternoon. Very low resting heart rate. panic wake up in night gasping for air.
flecainide by IV was used to revert first episode of AF, post event orally prescribed at 100 mg /day. Discontinued after 1 weekAltace, Indapamide, MetforminDialziatem 120m was changed to 25 mg Toprol. Notice a slight decrease in heart rate 53 BPM resting.PastMedsVerapamil - extreme weariness and sluggishness, poor brain function and response

Sotalol - no side effects, and no effect on AF

Metoprolol - no effect on AF
Coumadin, toprol.noneNone knownSotalol - extreme fatigue and severe exercise intolerance
Flecainide - pro arrythmic
see aboveToprol 25mg- discontinued after chronic cough began. Made me tired.
Flecainide (tambocor)-did not control a-f/flutter. Felt horrible 24/7.
NoneTambacor 25mg x 2 day stopped taking this as they didnt prevent my AF no side effects on this low dose amniodaronefentenyl

Morphine, codeine, demeral

Sulfa drugs (bactrim etc)

i have tried several beta blockers and things which always seem to make me worse ive tried
digoxin
atenolol
bisoprolol
metoprolol
and some others that i cant remember!
about 7 different drugs tried, some worked for a short period of timeAtenolol, digoxindigoxin did not work
adenosine lowered heart beat too fast
AtenololToprol 50mg 1x/day Jun 07-Dec 07 Somewhat successful in controlling episodes but during episodes gave high heart rates (200bpm), falling back to 90-100bpm on rest.

Sotalol 120mg 2x/day Dec 07-Dec 08 Moderate success in controlling episodes, but less high heart rates during events (120bpm). Tendency during episodes for heart rate to get "stuck" at 100-120bpm for long periods, even at rest.
Noneas I said above, was on Atenolol 25 mg half a pill twice daily now discontinued. It didn't help, either.Similar with Flacainide but not as bad as SotalolI was initially started on sotalol. It worked for a while and eventually I was having episodes every few days.
I was then changed to digoxin and it worked for a few months before it no longer stopped my episodes.
I was given propafenone and it worked for me for a couple of years. I was then changed to cardizem. It made my ankles swell and made me constipated. It did nothing for my fibrillation.I had to be admitted to Er twice and later to the CCU for cardoversion. On one of my admissions I was given IV amiodarone. I had an anaphalactic reaction and almost died.
So flecanide was the medication that had the best results for me.
PastMedsfelt great until i started taken medscardizem
prempro- hormone replacement
MetropylolNONENoneFlecainide (tablets), not absorbed into bloodstream enough so switched to liquid.
lanoxin.
Bisoprolol, Propafenone, Aspirin.
Increase in skipped heartbeats
Same.Levaquin : severe allergic reaction
Macrobid : moderate allergic reaction
Tetanus (both LIVE & Killed virus): severe allergic reactio
Benadryl: caused mental/nervous problems

*Take 2000mg Amoxicillin pre-meds before dental & medical
procedures: I feel better for 1 to 7 days after taking it
but none of the drs will consider a prophylactic course
of antibiotics. UPDATE: per cardiac dr, do NOT take pre- meds in the future.
digoxin, verapamil, tambocorThe above medications are all I've takenAtenolol 50 mg - couldn't function when not in afibreplaced toprol 200mg/day with soltalolas aboveNSAIDS - upset stomach
Soma - disorientation
Percocet, Percodan, Vicodin -
prolonged effect
Bextra, Celebrex, Vioxx - upset stomach
Cardizem - swollen ankles
Enalapril - cough
When first diagnosed, I also took Toprol and Digoxin and a couple of others--when I went to a better cardiologist, he pared down my medications and did my first electro cardioversion.PastMedsWas on Toprol XL 25 mg before 1st ablation,stopped 3 months after 1st ablation. Only use one 25 mg Toprol XL if in AFIB to slow heart rate.
Now only on coumadin. Eventually will only be on Aspirin 325 mg when I come off coumadin.

Had Lovenox injections for 1st week after ablation-did get nosebleed 2X. None since stopping Lovenox.
Propafanone - severe breathing difficulties - ended up back in hospital
Amiodarone - sensitive to sun and vision problems
Digoxin
Sotolol - severe breathing problems
Dipridamole - flushing
Aspirin - stomach problems
heparin
verapamil
valsartan
Many more but I forget the names
Aspirin
Bisoprolol
Atenolol
Verapamil - swollen ankles
Flecainide
Digoxin
Propafenone
Diltiazem (Tildem Retard) - swollen ankles
GTN spray
Flecainide
Increased number of episodes, bad fatigue, poor sleep due to ectopics at night.

Propranolol
verapamil none - when I only had the tachycardia I refused meds - with the afib - I gave in and am sorry I didn't do so sooner.

The first two years of the afib I refused to take anything - always thinking it would "go away"
Beta Blocker. Extreme fatigue and no will to do anything physical. Also no sexual performance. Isoptin next for almost 8 months. Did nothing to prevent ectopic beats however may have stopped AF from occurring. Beta Blockers previous taken - most of them seemed to make me tired.amiodrone (caused hyperthyroid went off it but it worked) solatol (slowed my heart rate so slow that I could not walk up a flight of stairs without feeling like i was going to faint)noneLescol for controlling my cholesterol. And occasional ibuprofen for joint pain.none n/aNoneBisoprolol - fatigue, hair loss, light headedness, poor memory, depression, difficulty concentrating
Digoxin - gastrointestinal
Flecainide. It had bad side effects - numbness, dizziness, some extra palpitations - for the first 4 to 6 weeks but these were balanced out by the regulating effect on my heart rhythm, which I noticed straight away. I recommend giving it a chance it you are healthy enough to hack it, as it definitely suppressed my a-fib in the long-term.Non.rhythmol sr 325 mg - failed this oneToprol XL 100mg daily
fatigue
weight gain
depression
PastMedslipitor-cardicor-aprovel
cardicor slowed heart rate to much when taken with the arythmol
Rythmol, flecanide,sotalol,digoxin-many and variedflecainide 100 mg per day..cardizem 100 mg per day
asprin 1 a day
I have been on most medications for Af, one of which gave me a big problem with tyroid function, last year it was too high, this year it is too low.( Amioderone, flecanide)
sorry but been on so many cannot remeber them all!
Warfarin. Atenolol. Have tried to cardiovert with Propafenone but did not workno previous medicationQuinidine SulfateNoneRythumol, didn't stop afib, and I believe made it worse, had 3 different episodes in 1 day, every other day 2 hrs to 18 hrs. Flecinide was no better.Digoxin for 22 years
Inderal LA for 20 years
Coumadin for 22 years
Quinaglute for ~ 2 years ? frequent diahrrea then changed to Tikosyn for ~ 4 years


Amaryl for 2 years
verapamil - for 1 day = awful made situation much worseSotolol - no side effects

Amioderone - bad peripheral neuropathy - still had afib attacks

Aspirin - didn't prevent stroke

Acebutolol - lowers blood pressure excessively
Rythmol (lead to a bout of atrial flutter - very scary event as my wife was gone and I was taken care of my daughter, the bout lasted most of the day - heart rate at 130+ BPM)
Amiodarone (200mg) took for about 6weeks post ablation
Attenalol (30mg)
Toprol (50mg) (reduced heart rate may have caused my depression)
Coumadin - Bruising and bleedingaspirinaspirin for two weeks during/following first attacknone75 mg atenolol 1X per day/no side effectsDigoxin, only taken for a few weeksPastMedsbisoprololToo long to list. 0Digoxin (reduction in severity of symptoms, but ineffective in preventing episodes)amiodarone.. anaphalactic reaction. spent a night in coronary care unit.
Sotalol ... eventually failed to maintain sinus rhythm
noneFlecainide..Didnt really have any effect taken off .
after heart attack.
Sotalol... No benefit taken off
Bendrafluozide..Taken off on introduction of Amlodopine.
Atenolol: anxiety, tightness in chest, malaise.

Digoxin: anxiety, shortness of breath, tightness in chest, malaise.

Diogoxin - On for one week - felt very sick - quit on my own - ended up in hospital. Amiodarone - On for 4 days - felt very out of it and like a zombie - Procainamide - I lasted 17 days on this one - same thing listless and zombie-likeFlecainide - sleep disturbanceibusartan, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors - shortness of breath

ibuprofen, voltarol - gastric discomfort

digoxin in hospital to steady first episode
Cardizem - 240mg 2x a day - syncope, did not help to stop or limit my Afib attacks.
Rythmol SR - severe reaction, put me in V-Tach
Amiodorone - bradycardia, syncope - my doctor feels I'm too young to be on this med


noneWas taken off Coumadin and Toprol because of my age. Toprol depressed my sex drive and made me lethargic. Coumadin made me bleed more and bruise easily.1995 prev Warfrin and Digoxin combo under GP direction for 2 months after initail diagnosis. HR 110 resting.
1995 Cardio reversion - failed - still 110 resting.
1995/6 Chinese herbs combo by Chinese Dr of herbel medicine, director of RMIT Complimentry/ Natural medicine department. 12 months treatment HR 80 resting. BP 140/ 80, rate still in af then put on continual dose of 50mg Cq10 since 1996.
Latest checkup on 10/3/2007 H/R 68 resting BP 110/70, can become irregular when under extreme physical activity.
As above with Amiodorone but without Lansoprazole for 2 years. Miraculously found I could stop Amiodorone by taking Lansoprazole.beta blockers and sotalol. side efffects include drowsiness
to the point of dangerous..ie going to sleep whilst driving
Atenol, made palpitations worse-depression, fatigue, Lopressor made palpitations worse-depression, fatigue & A-fib broke through, Sectrol made palpitations worse, Verapamil made palpitations worse, Flecainide made palpitations worse,Cardizem, A-fib broke through.Cardiologist laughed at me about the meds making the palps worse. Wouldn't belive it, wanted to increase dose until Holter proved it. Changed cardiologist!Lipitor - made me extremely unwell. I stopped taking it about a year ago. My doctor's not very happy with me.sotalol - unable to function, depression, loss of concentration, drowsinessflecinide acetate 200 mg daily, asprin, plavix. no known effectsbeta blockers: fatigue, chronic cough, orthostatic hypotension, nasal discharge discontinueddigoxin 25mg 1X/day; and 89mgs aspirin 1X/day.
no side effects
PastMedsnonevariousStarted with Flecainide 50s then 100s with some AF still indicated on monitors and then went to 150s and symptoms went away. amiodarone-none, tropel-xl none, blood pressure medications-noneprevious BP medication made legs swell - most attractive!!Rythmol- AWFUL! Makes your mouth taste like metal, my skin felt strange all the time, and the lack of a sex drive.HATED THIS DRUG!noneRhythmol SR - mild Bradycardia, fatigue, numbness and tingling

Rhythmol - mild Bradycardia, fatigue, vertigo

Amiodorone - Severe Bradycardia, nausea, syncope episodes
Previous medications were a variety of blood pressure pills. Also the Zetia for Cholesterol and the Synthroid for thyroid.

The rest are all medications they gave me for the A Fib and I hope to get rid of some of them soon!
Had ablation by orthoscopic surgery dec 2005 - Hospitalized for 3 months - nearly died - no positive effect and health state is far below that of before surgery. Detection of a swallow problem is the only positive outcome of this surgery and my family recommends EXTREME Caution before having this surgery as a lung is deflated and peumonia is somewhat common
Coumadin,Amioderone and 4 others - with every nasty side effect in the book evident. Found DRs unwilling to acknowledge them - very frustrating. Life became mostly misery although i know others who love amioderone.
Warfarin,
Digoxin, Soltalol,
Current
Flecainide acetate
Bisoporol

All usual efffects
NoneSotolol was causing me to be very tired and it also couldn't concentrate very well.Flecainide worked well for about two years but then stopped being effective.
Sotalol did nothing good or bad.
Beta blockers had no effect except to slow me down but didn`t prevent AF.
I took Cumadin (Warfron) for about two years to avoid stroke. But, the medication caused internal cranial bleeding. Since then I have stayed with 81 mg asprine. So far so good.
Also, I took digoxin (lanoxin) for a time. My PCP advised against it. He indicated that there is research indicating digoxin effects the heart walls, making them less flexible over time. I refused amiodarone (cordarone,pacerone)after learning the side effects. I hate the side effect of any medication.
Bisoprol - made my ME worseNebivolovnonesee abovePastMedsWhen I was about 20, my cardiologist prescribed Inderol for my palpitations which I only noticed when I was going to sleep. It lowered my BP too much, so I stopped taking it after a few months. Probably had AFIB then, but they didn't know what it was.

Rhythmol 225 SR worked well for about 8 months. Only major side effect was severe constipation. Sotolol didn't work, and was started while hospitalized for a sustained episode of AF in anticipation of a cardioversion that also didn't work.
Amioderone - horrible drug. Took it for about 2 weeks only.
Atenolol
Tambocor, Digoxin (nasty stuff!) Beta Blockers, not effectiveskin problems, constipation, nightmares, irritability, anxiety, bad taste in mouthmetoprolol 50 mg x2 daily seemed to lessen severity of episodes for a whiledigoxin
quinaglute
rhythmol
Flecainide, propafenone and sotalol.First two increased frequency of A/F episodes and sotalol, whilst making episodes less frequent took my heart rate down to less than 50bpm.tried numerous other beta blockers
flecanide
digoxin
cardizem
corvert

nausea, vomiting, hyptension
Ameordorin ate the crap out of my liver,, I was on it for 8 days at 800 mgs a day and it almost killed me.
I am allergic to all heart meds beta blockers, calcuim channel blockers and ace inhabitors. I have problems with all of them! Lo press,diggoxion and the like all caused major prpblems. You not suppose to take lopressor or some of the "blood pressure" meds if you have ASTHMA-- make sure you check and ell the doc if you have ASthma!!!!
Flecanaide every day at first, then changed to sotalol.Coumadin
Digoxin (in hospital)
Toprol, Verapimil, Sotalol
cannot tolerate beta blockers -- fatigue when exerising
amiodarone 200 mg (before pacemaker implant) was never comfortable taking it although my Doctor told me I was handling it well, I was very frightened of all the side effects it had.

atenolol 25mg made me dizzy and anxious. It actually put me in the hospital for 4 days in September 2004, because it slowed the heart rate too much.

Labetalol (for migraine)
.5mg Inhibace
Took cardizem for 7 years. Kept the a-fib in check for 6 years but also caused dizzieness due to low heart rate. Eventually this did not control the A-Fib. Feel much better in general since I stopped taking it, but having more A-Fib.none.first doctor recommended soltalol after 2nd episode
but second consultant said should have been monitored on it first and bad side effects (as i see from this site)
so put me on propafenone which much more tolerant.

cardizem - short term memory loss, limited effectivnessBisoprolol/tiredness
Lisinopril.?,
Warfarin/lethargy
Hawthorne and Taurine when I first started AF. They seemed to help a lot but Istopped taking them when I tried a supplement regime as described by Patrick Holford to lower Homocystine levels. I have successfully lowered levels to acceptable level for my age but still want to lower it further. I am still taking these supplements as shown above.

Sotalol when I was first diagnosed...Terrible, total loss of energy and fuzzy mind
Dijoxin very brief as I had a visual and balance reaction.
Metoprolol - very tired - headaches daily. Did
not lower my blood pressure at all.
Diltiazem gave me a rash - had to discontinue.
Propafenone - had atrial flutter while on those meds.
Digoxen had no effect
Verapamil had no effect
beta blockers...make me miserable.PastMedsamiodarone--sensitivity to sunI tried all sorts of anti arrhytmica. In the end none of them stopped AF from reoccuring. With verapamil ( calcium antagonist)I had thick legs and feet during high temperatures.Digoxin, gave me cystitis-like symptoms, night sweatsflecainide no side effect noticedNONE, REALLYDigoxin - frequent PVC's
Atenolol (25mg) and Tambocor 100 mg x 2
frequent PVC's and syncope when converting to NSR
Did'nt take any meds previous except Difane for the gout and the odd tablet for a cold ,no side effects.Amiodarone - blurred vision, sensitivity to light, did not stop afib.
Sotolol - slight bradycardia, prolonged Q-T ratio.
Altenolol - shortness of breath, dry cough
various beta blockers (no effect);disopyramide; rythmodan (worked for a long time)

Don't want to 'progress' to anioderone

warfarin
1. flecainide (150mg/d) with propranolol (30mg/d) was very
effective to prevent episode for 4 years long
2. flecainde (150mg/d), bepridil (100mg/d) and propranolol
(15mg/d) was not effective
3. pilsicainide (150mg/d) with bisoprolol (2.5mg/d) was not
effective






Propranolol and Nadolol, both of which worsened the condition. ACE inhibitors. I developed hyperkalemia from several weeks of use of ACE inhibitors. Now, cannot use them for more than a few days without developing tachycardia and other problems from a build up of potassium. Also, I had trouble with my blood pressure going too low (100/50) and I do not feel well at all with low blood pressure.

Beta Blocker. I abandoned this drug after reading that it could make Vagal type a-fibbers (me) become permanent a-fibbers. I never felt well on this drug. It made me ill and unable to think and do my work. I do not have high blood pressure. It has always been 120 over about 75. My blood pressure went too low and I felt awful.

Digoxin. I abandoned this drug after learning that it is totally discreditied by research and is dangerous. I was not on it long enough for any real side effects.
none as of yet not to to sure on the beta blocker though, stop taking them and it seems to settle the heart down at nightNONEstill on original regaminNONEnoneFlecainide 100mg- blurred vision, dizzyness, no energy

sotalol - well tolerated but over time became pro arrythmic
flecanide - made me feel generally ill, converted me to SR but was pro arrythmic if taken regularly
disopyramide - dry eyes, dry mouth and thirst
verapamil - made me feel generally ill
cardizem - made me feel generally ill
digoxin - made me feel generally ill
noneNorpace - prolonged QT, extreme fatigue, chest discomfort, hyperdynamic heartbeat.
Metoprolol - extreme fatigue, couldn't exercise. Didn't prevent fib anyway!
PastMedsdigoxin, rythmol, verapamilTried Flecainide. Side effects too much: nausea, swollen tongue, muscle weakness, diarrhea.

Tried "pill in the pocket" method of taking Flecainide plus Inderal (see JAMA 12/5/05). Not successful.
nonemetoprolol 2x a day-felt sluggish/ I convinced my Dr. to take me off Beta Bockers,than had an episode in Aug. and another in Sept went dack on then another one in TX. Ishould say that my 2 previous ones I wascardio converted,but my last one was with medicine,felt much better being cardio convertedDigoxin- visual disturbance and excessive salivationWas taking flecanide but it made me very tired. I quit approximately 8 months ago. I did not feel any episodes of AF but pacemaker check revealed I had increased episodes from approximately 120 in 6 months to 450. Most were only a few seconds. Local anesthetics - heart pounding and unconciousness.
Multiple antibiotics - possibly the filler or preservative?
Hivelike rash on neck and face.
Flecainide/ no problems with it.I have taken almost everything. They either had bad side effects, didn't work, or eventually stopped working.

Was on amiodorone (the medication from hell) for 30 days. Didn't work and I gained over 30 lbs in that month.
Had severe side effects on sotolol.

Felcinide and ibutilide were the best until they each stopped working.
Blood thiner,CoumidineAmiodarone
Warfarin
Sotalol

warfarin was scary i was glad to come off it. my dr would like me to go on it again instead of asprin but i refused i would be more worried about the warfarin than the possibility of a stroke, and that is a constant problem with af. you have to go with your own feelings and live the best you can.
Many through the years, mostly forgotten. My afib has progressed through various stages.
Rythmol didn't control it
Cordarone controlled it for a while, but eventually failed. As a side effect, it damaged my thyroid to the point where I must take Synthroid forever. I don't know if it affected my lungs or not, but I had to be tested frequently for damage.
I have been on both of these drugs for most of the eleven year. Insurance tried to change me last year to i think Zocor ?? not sure. I took it 1-3 months. We chnged ins co and I went back to Lipitor.

When I first was diagnois I was on coumidin for 2-3 years.
Atenolol - made my hair fall outI used to be on Amiodarone which seemed to control my AF better but the side effects were terrible.
After my by-pass I was put on so many medications that gave me bad reactions and didn't work. I can't remember all of them.
I also was on Plavix after my stroke. At that time my AFs were not too often.
After my by-pass and complications, I ended up in ICU , they gave me IV amiodarone and when I went in NSR they sent me home with amiodarone pills and put me on coumadin.
A while later I had internal bleeding. The coumadin was stopped. After a colonoscopy, they removed a large polyp which was likely the cause of my internal bleeding.I went back to taking Plavix.
When my AF became more and more often and longer and longer in duration, my doctor put me on Coumadin instead of Plavix. Strange enough my AF have been better since.
flecainide, 100 mg 2x daily
Very effective for 6 years, then failed.
noneCalan
Quinaglute
Rythmol - constipation
Digoxin
Inderal - terrible nightmares
Sotalol - devastaing! turned me into a complete gibbering wreck. No energy, couldn't sleep, depressed to the point of feeling suicidal, and didn't stop the AF either. Slowed heart rate down to less than 40 on some days.coumadin, no side effectsall except Amiodaronas above,also had amiodaronePastMedsNone.Imidapril 10 mg daily. Resting heart rate from circa 64 to circa 61. BP controlled.Flecainide (?) Inneffective
Atenolol - in combination with Arythmol - increased dizzines - general malaise especially mid/late morning.
Sotalol - initially effective - eventually less so.


Also taking a daily statin - history of heart disease on fathers side of the family.
NO SIDE EFFECTSPropranolol? changed to sotalol by A&E consultant a few years agosotolol - not on it long enough to knowbetapace - had no impact on palpitations
coumadin - constant nose and mouth bleeds and bruising
Aspirin, had to discontinue due to stomach problems.toporol-heart rate to low made me to tiredCardizem, Potassium Chloride,Morphine, Nitroglycerine, Acetaminophen, Oxycodone Apap, Temazepam, Magnesium Hydroxide, Promethazine, Metoclopramide, [inj] Docusate Sodium, Amiodorone, Enoxaparin [inj] Pantoprazole, Prilosec, Macrobid, Zocor. A lot of medicines were given to me when I had the strokes, but I have no record of what they were. Gave myself lovenox injections twice a day for 3 months, [caused extensive bruising]allergy to sulfa drugsVerapamil(tight chesty crushing feeling with instant curing effect), felecainide(don't go there), Sotalol(side effects get you in the end). Aspirin(profilactic).Amiodarone/increased afib
Toprol/cough, decreased BP, no improvement
Metropolol/cough, decreased BP, no improvement
Lisiniprol/decreased BP, no improvement
Digoxin/inceased afib, no improvement
Lasix/affected electrolytes/don't have a fluid problem
Acebetulol; no side effectCorgard
Quinidine Sulfate
Sotalol (poor control and fatigue)
started out taking some other betablockers but was years ago so I forgot what they were. (think one was inderal?)See checklist - most side effects are related to blanket nervous system depression including difficulty swallowing, poor coordination, unreliable sense of body and extremity position, constipation, mental fuzziness, difficulty making mental connections between obvious topics, mental and emotional passivityAllergy-X-ray dye,Penicillin(anaphylatic), ceclor, sulfa
Psychotic reaction to steroids
Atenolol for 1 week after first episode - didn't seem to do anything.

Have had full range of tests [Echo, bloods, ECG, Scans 24-hour monitor etc] 3 times since 2003 and all have concluded no underlying cause.
Cordarone X for 20mths. Sunburn, loss of hair, general feeling of unwell. Very glad to get off it.PastMedsmorizizine...high blood pressure
amioderone....skin sensitivity
flecaininde....none
propafenone....none
Cardizem CD - very slow irregular heartbeat and sleep disruption and severe rashsotalol - prescribed by attending doctor after first attack and before seeing cardiologist aug 2000

none.
No previous medication.NoneVerapamilSotolol 120mg: very low resting pulse (44), some lethargy, persistent low-grade headache, felt inhibited from exercising, but felt better if I did.

Atenolol 50mg: low resting pulse: mid-50's

Neither beta-blocker held me in NSR longer than 7 weeks.

NoneTambocor - did not work as 'stand alone'
But helps every time I get an episode together with other current medication
Cordarone - caused hyperthyriody - lasted 8 months - cured now
Will come back and fill this part inNoneNoneRythmol,Flecainide....didn't like it...didn't keep episode away. Same with Sotolol. Toprol didn't take it away. I think Rhythmol worked well for a time. Inderal never worked at all. In the hospital, IV Cardezem worked well but it dropped my blood pressure way low. Also had IV magnesium.Samiodarone - thyrotoxicosis, increased LFTswitched from metoprolol to sotalol, but I think metoprolol is better.Digoxin
Atenolol
I was on flecanide (Tambocor) for 12 years prior. I did not notice any side effects.Was given flecainide in the ER. Caused heart to pause. 4 day stay in the hospital due to drug.
it took about 3 months to get me to the med dosage i am on since onset. nothing has changed since. i am tolorating well.
Flecanide
Amiodarone

Could not tolerate either of these drugs, very bad effects so both were stopped.
propanal, altace, aspirin 80mg
sotalol - tireness
digoxin
amiodarone - pooped out after 4 years.
Side effect - photosensitivity, double vision, crystals in cornea.
Amiodarone caused hyperthyroid condition

Flecainide after amiodarone. Vision problems and photosensivity

Still on Atenolol with some lower stamina and heart rate.
Amioderone - Dead man walking, could not tolerate it, asleep at the breakfast table, until bedtime. Going to sleep mid conversation etc became slate grey. When given with metroprolol, violently sick, blood pressure dropped through the floor, nurses tilting the bed to maintain blood flow to head.
Fleccainide
PastMedsnonesotalol and digoxin. Had not effect on afib...but had the same symtoms as above, lethargic, sleepyMetprolol - 3 trips to the ER as BP dropped & I'd pass out...wake up to speeding heart (though not necessarily in AFIB), shaking all over & short of breath,noneBeta Blocker- Toprol XL - 50mg / day.
Caused more Afib then it prevented - low low BP, really low HR. Episodes were not noticably more controlled then w/o any med,.

Did not like the lack of energy and breathless response. Also - some feeling of "weezing" on deep breaths.
Tambobor, sever side effectsAtenelol - feeling very tired and ineffective, dizzy when standing up or bending down, cold handa and feet. I didn't like taking it
Amiodorone - would not take it again started it when in hospital - when I found out about the side effects told the doctor that I did not want to take it
sotolol - slowed heart rate - passed out
noneaspirin, upset stomach if not entericAtenolol - just made me dizzy when I got up, didn't like it
Sotalol - Too strong, doctor said it lowered my BP too much, made me very chilled (quite nice stuff actually!) but also zonked me out too much. Think it was probably quite effective as an anti-aryythmic but just too strong for me.
Amiodarone no side effects noted
Rythmol " " " "
Betapace " " " "
n/averapamil/rythmol/cadizam10 years on salmeterol and beclamethasone for supposed asthma - now discontinued

prescribed digoxin when first diagnosed - remained in Afib for 2 weeks until I discontinued tablets
Have used Quinidine as a recovery drug, but it doesn't seem to speed up conversion.nonePropafenone (300 mgs daily) (Muscle shakes, passing out)
Verapamil (Tiredness)
Cartia (tiredness, vertigo) (Didn't really cause many side affects, but didn't control afib/flutter)
Sotalol: extreme bradychardia (<40 bpm)Tambocor - made condition worse and episodes more intense.
sotalol,headaches dizziness, nausea.
Flickinide headaches, dizzines, nausea.
cardizim- pounding heart and chest pains.

Digoxin Headaches dizziness and Nausea.

Betaloc. Headaches dizziness and Nausea.

warfarin Headaches dizziness and Nausea.
Most of these medcations made Graham very lathargic also.




nilcardizem - caused headachesProcaineamide
Inderal/Eraldin
Sotalol (which I had to come off- it was like poison for me)
Rythmol
Digoxin


Bloating, tiredness, sleeplessness.
PastMedspropafenone, atenolol- daily rapid heartbeat along with irregular heartbeat episodes, constant drowsiness and dizziness- stopped taking after 3 weeks and returned to Sotalolpropaferone--fatigue
solatol--fatigue, difficulty breatheing
digoxin- really did nothing and probalby was deleterious
beta blockers- made me dizzy and fatigued. Did not help
Digitek led to headaches and nauseaEffexor XR

Slightly Tired
digioxin, rymthol, cardizem..no help or the condition worsenedBetapace
Amiodarone
Coumidin
noneatenolol 100mg daily changed to sotalol 10.8.05
usual side effects. lethargy, ankle oedema, changes in eyesight blurred vision.
Fatigue, falling asleep, cold hands and feetrythmol,corderone,betapace,digitoxin with time drugs did not work. many side effects I been on Stalol since the inception of Afib, until yesterdayand stoped becasue it did not work anymore and causes sexual side effects.Atenolol. Made me feel very ill, slowed my heart down too much.Digoxin - no real effect on AF
Flecainide (makes me very tired)- initially no real effect on AF but re-started in Nov 2004 after week spent in hospital due to AF.
After 1st Ablation - Atenelol (tiredness)and Amiodarone (stopped after 3 months). At the time I was also being treated for depression which I am sure was made worse by the meds and in particular the Amiodarone.
Nadalol, 20 mg. --extreme dizzinessBeta blockers feel "exhausted," weight gain, and shortness of breath. Flecanide-intermittent chest pressure, tip of tongue feels burnt.PastMedsOne cardiologist prescribed Toprol and Rhythmol, which I took as prescribed and ended up in the ER for 24 hours due to very low BPNo medicines--drugsas above +
(1) Warfarin 3.5mg per day gave INR 1.8 - 2.0. caused brusing and copious bleeding from any minor wound.
(2) Amiodarone caused horrific nightmares, a sensitivity to sun light, skin colour changes, a drugged stupor state, a mottle skin tone, rashs under arms, crutch, between toes, on arms and legs. Sometimes headaches that lasted all day, then revert to a throbbing pressure ache, a negative attitude and depression. Excessive anxiety that caused an excessive eating disorder-"comfort eating". You need to pre- warn your spouse of these behaviour changes in you.
None.Lanoxinlanoxin .25, quinidex 300, isoptin 240, sotalol 80, accupril 5, coumadin 3.5, novahydrazide 25,Sotalol. Worked well for me but my cardiologist did not like it in the doses I was taking so he changed it.
Qunnidine - Gave me the runs.
Corgard - Lowered my bp and heart rate too low.
On original presentation I was prescribed Atenalol which caused more problems than I had otherwise so after a few weeks I came off them and have had no other antiarrythmics since. I take 10mg Simvastatin daily to control cholesterol.

Recently tried a total ban on alcohol for three months which made no difference.
Started with digoxin at first, low dose. Currently on moderate dose which my cardiologist calls "subtherapeutic" because I metabolize high amounts without ill effects. Was on Beta Blocker for a time, but it made me drowsy. Higher dose of Cardizem caused edema.
Now on amiodarone temporarily after first RF ablation - results of ablation inconclusive, too soon to tell.
Digoxin,Toporol,Amiodarone
All had no effect or worsened condition. Main side effect: Tired, slow heart rate, increase in episodes.
None specific for AF.Aspirin 300mg.
Digoxin
Amioderone...Dreadful side effects with this horror, glad to be off it.
Amiodarone. All the side effects mentioned in the leaf-
let given out with the drug.I'm glad to be off it but
I see it works for some.
Cardiologist wants me on Coumadin (rather than aspirin), and I was briefly. Felt very odd, as if starting to lose motor control when walking. Many years ago, whatever I was on for hypertension (a calcium-channel blocker, not beta-blocker) might have been a contributing factor in depression. Was on estrogen/progesterone until recently, having been told it would be heart-protective (did not choose to take merely for menopausal symptoms). Was previously on digoxin and lanoxin, which I gather are about same as digitek.Flecainide - Worked for awhile (6 months), and then didn't
Coumadin
NoneWarfarin 5mg QD - no known side effects for me other than slower clotting (not really a side effect...) of cuts and more ready bleeding of scratches (cat-type...) - got off it end of June '06.

Sotalol 160mg QD - Was on 120mg after initial visit to Natale and having had rate control (Toprol XL) effective at rate control but limiting lifestyle; broke through 120, local cardiologist put me up to 160mg QD.

Lisinopril (ACE Inhibitor) 10mg QD - Persistent, frequent dry cough. REALLY irritating. Replaced with Cozaar (ARB).

Toprol XL 100mg BID - Was effective bringing RVR rate down from 120-140 to 80s, but felt somewhat lethargic. DC Cardioversion from that base failed, so Dr. Natale switched me (outpatient) to sotalol 120mg BID as an antiarrhythmic.

Imdur 30mg QD - Dropped because BP was running low. No other known side effects for me.

Digoxin 0.25mg QD - Dropped after conversion at slow pulse rate. Pulse (avg.) only came up about 3-4 points. No known side effects for me.

Cozaar 20mg QD - no known side effects, except that my blood pressure was generally on the low (108/80, e.g., sometimes with systolic in upper 90s...) side. Pre-AFib (the permanent variety, that is...), my BP was typically 125/80. Dropped post-PVI when BP was lower than necessary.
Dysoperimide (norpace), toprol 300 mg a day, lasix, verapamil the combination drugs weren't doing the job.nil
Amiodorone 200mg (was increased to 400mg this February prior to requesting to be taken off). Wasa no longer working although I personally did not experience the horrible side effects described by others.
Some of the medications checked below were only taken briefly and except for the above have long been discontinued
PastMedsQuinidine, no side effects, converted me to NSR
Metoprolol, not effective
CARDIOVERSION IN 1999 OK
AFTER A DRINKING WEEKEND AND EXERCISE BACK IN AF 2001
CARDIOVERSION IN 2001
DRINK AND STRESS BACK IN AF, EARLY 2004
IN AF NOW, WAITING FOR CARDIOVERSION, NO ALCOHOL
Sortin - Depression, sleepy all the time, nervousveralin, verapamil, propafenone, amiodorone, tambacor, cardizemcordarone : all skin was red
sotalex
flecaine
NoneSOTALOL VERY LITTLE EFFECT
FLECAINADE SOME HELP CUT DOWN EPISODES BUT TAKEN OFF AFTER HEART ATTACK TWO YEARS AGO.
Amiodarone- caused hair loss
Disopyramide- caused blurred vision and difficulty swallowing/ dry mouth
Sotalol 80mg twice daily for 8 years. Cold hands and feet. Slow heart rate.
Amiodorone for 4 months 200 mg twice daily. Wouldn't touch it with a barge pole again but I didn't know any different when I was prescribed it. Side affects included shaking and rather unpleasant dreams.
propanolol - worked for years, then lost effectiveness
toprol - caused gas - switched to atenolol
calcium channel blockers - caused terrible edema
Amio./slow heart rate ,constipation , low circulation , leg cramping, general loathful unease.Sotalol 40mg bid, no side effects with this one but it did not keep me in NSR.noneAmiodarone Hyperthyroidism
Sotalol Torsades de Pointes
Atenolol Tired, depressed, Cold, no energy
quinidine: did not control AF
metoprolol: did not control AF, also tired continuously
verapamil: did not control AF
flecainide: made AF symptoms worse
toprol and verapmil - spikes in blood pressure and pulse rate. More dizziness and fatigue. Not keeping me in NSR. More trips to ER. More constipation. was on 200 mgs metolprolol, tried Flecainide but had SEVERE chest pains.noneSotalol (40mg x 2 daily) - felt tired, lacking in energy and cold, even through summer. Hated this and unfair on family. Sotalol wiped out the flutters but it also wiped out my personality...NonelovenoxPastMedsAmiodarone: Just stopped working.NoneN/AWas on Digoxin for 2 months when first diagnosed, which made me feel very lethargic and out of breath.Previously tried atenolol, (woke me at night with odd short runs of V tach), soltalol ..( felt ugh) and flecainide, no side effects and controlled Afib and ectopics well
LopressorSotalol, feeling cold
Aspirin
Adenosine (to stop long term tachycardia) side effect of back pain.
Amiodorone (200 mg) and Warfarin (3 mg). Amiodorone was an awful drug for the first 6 months - made me feel so ill, shakey, sick and lost a lot of weight. However, after that period it was wonderful for 4 years - I was able to carry on normally with everything, apart from swimming that is. Apparently you can not swin if you have AF and cold water is a BIG "no-no", I was told it could kill you (that info was from a consultant). Oh yes, I was given Flecainide but it made me extemely ill after 3 days and on leaving it off I ended up in AF!I was on atenolol and before that toprol which made be feel tired allot of the time.Amidarone.....UNBELIEVABLE. When first diagnosed I was put on to this..within 3 weeks I was in NSR and felt 21 again.
Little sensitive to strong sunlight. Don`t recall any other side effects. Deposits built up in eyes, but no visual disturbances.
Gradually benefit seemed to wear off.
NHS in my new area of UK do not like Amiodarone and withdrew immediately. Put me on Digoxin,only, within 3 months my Thyroid had gone into overdrive..HypoThyroid state, not nice!! ( they did not check Throid before taking me off Amidarone?)
Sotalol tired, sleepy
Atenolol " "

Amiodorone, 200 mg/day for seven years: Sun-sensitive, increasing lumbar congestion
No coumadin for last five years but back on since I had an embolism in December that luckily went to my maxillary artery (upper right arm). 'Unusual outcome' per the doctors--normally would result in a major stroke or death.
Rythmol: eliminated episodes for 6 years; gradually became ineffective over the last year - dosage increased gradually. Last June had 3 weeks of fib; started and increasing coumadin but did not reach therapeutic level fast enough; Stroke occurred after stressful day. I noticed visual deficits/ called cardio/ went to ER and treated. Now have minimal visual cut in left field and tingling in left pinky. Fortunately no significant functional impact.Sotolol - horrible.. headache, nausea, lethargy..
Digoxin - works quickly to bring my heart rate down
Cardizem - used to work to bring me out of afib if I doubled up.
Armour Thyroid - doctor thought synthroid was a little "easier" on the body.
Verapamil - made me quite lethargic and tired
Everything from old style drugs to experimental thru phizer nothing seemed to work made condition worse Digoxin in early years
Didn't work.
Nov 2001 Cardizem Cd 120mg to 180 mg, Adult aspirin. No side effects that I noticed

Jan 2003 Lopressor 50mg x 2 no side effects, Adult Aspirin.

Oct 2003 Toprol XL 50 mg x 2 to 100mg x 2, Adult Aspirin. I was tired on the Toprol XL, I was always cold and my fingers would turn blue in the cold weather and I started to pace myself and do things at a slower pace because my get up and go was not there now.

March 2004 Sotalol 80mg x 2 a day,
December 2004 Sotalol 120 x 2 a day
April 2005 Sotalol 160 x 2 a day

I still get the finger and toes turning blue in the cold weather or if im chilled. I started off being tired but I adjusted well and tolerate this well. My hair is falling out with Sotalol but a Normal Sinus Rhythm out weighs my hair.

Aspirin, I started out with one baby aspirin a day. After a few trips to the ER room and chemical conversions they told me to take 1 Adult aspirin a day. I was taking the uncoated baby aspirin at first and if I cut myself I could see a longer time till clotting. After a few months on the Adult aspirin that was coated I noticed if I cut myself I was clotting faster now. I don't know if the coating had anything to do with this? I also noticed too late and I passed a clot to my eye. Im not sure if our bodies build up a tolerance to Aspirin or if the coating has anything to do with what happened to me?


April 2004 Warfarin (Coumadin) taken off Adult Aspirin

December 2005 I also take 30mgs Diltiazem when in afib
Bisprolol - limited effect no side effects
Flecainide - some reduction, no side effects
Propafenone - no effect
Recoving is inhanceed by stongthenning your adbe's and learning to control your breathing patterens.Flecainide, no side effects. Only stopped (after tapering dose down over three weeks) March 2004
Sotalol, about 20 years ago, did not work so went on to Flecainide

Gave up asprin when started Warfrin
Flecanaide. Dizziness, hallucinations, confusion.PastMedsamioderone this had no effect on conditionatenolol alone
as above
Sotalol Did not really do anything. A strong anti-arrythmia
made me really sick and did not help
nonenoneflecainide, aspirinPrior to ablation was taking 200 mg atenolol
Side effects: bruising, fatigue, insomnia, blurred vision
None.NoneBetapace 120mg twice a day - Hated it. Caused sexual side effects. Made me constantly tired.

Lopressor / Digoxin - this was the first combo I was on and I felt awful until I stopped the Digoxin. Had breakthrough episodes and was hospitalized and put on Betapace.
HAVE TRIED 25 OR 30 DIFFERENT HYPERTENSIVE DRUGS,SETTLED ON THE ONES LISTED ABOVE.flecainide and amiodorone ( the latter for conversion only)NonePrempro. I t possibly contributed to a DVT I had post surgery on my knee.never took any meds before a-fNASoltalol 200 mg no effect, cardioversion twice but didn't hold, use a CPAP and find it very usefull and benificial, father has same problem and has had a pacemaker for the last 11 yearsTenormin, None apparentTambocor - Gave me Ventricular Fib after 1.5 years
Digoxin - out of breath all the time
attenolol - same as dogoxin
none for afib, just antidepresants and anti-anxiety drugs.NonePastMeds
Sotolol: depressed, faigued, tired, spacey feeling in head.
Didn't work at keeping in NSR...longestwas 2 months

Norvasc: none

Lanoxin: none

Plavix: bleeding bruising

Pravachol:none
Started on Cardizem, I was only on it about 10 days and had an attack while driving to work, called 911 on my cell phone..I was taken by ambulance to ER, and stayed in the hospital 6 days. They tried different doses of Cardizem and was actually doing quit well on it, but after 2 months the cardiologist wanted to try Sotolol. I feel I have gone down hill from there. I was hospitilized for 3 days and changed over to Sotolol, and had an a fib attack one week later.warfarin/accsessive bruising

Diltiazem - this seemed to put me into Afib
nonenoneNoneNAdigoxin. Went toxic on .0125 qd and was taken off it.Most of them made me feel like I'd have to DIE to feel better. The ones that didn't cause that reaction were totally ineffective.noneNonelanoxin/ineffectiveN/Anone
NonePreviously I was on Metoprolol. It definitely slowed my heart rate way down, but did not curb my short bouts of a-fib whatsoever. Metoprolol also made me very lethargic and tired. Lack of sex drive.
NonenonePastMedsNone. I had several episodes of 'lone' AF before I took myself to Accident and Emergency and was given 'IT'S' name. As a fit athletic person I just thought my heart was having a bit of a sulk!At first, took only Toprol and Aspirin, until a prolonged bout with afib that required electrocardioversion to return to sinus rhythym. That's when they added digoxin and put me on coumadin instead of aspirin. I didn't go on synthroid until laterno medicationsnoneDigoxin, Atenalol for only a few weeks each. Got off coumadin when episodes decreased.Rhythmol
Quinidine
Digoxin
Calan
Zomig (migrane)as needed
Tylenol #3 as needed
oxazepam 15mg 2 times a day as needed
Sotalol twice daily
Was ineffective.
Light head.

Digoxin
No side effects noticed.
New cardio found the drug useless.
None.Sotolol - extreme tirednessI took digoxin for 10 years for PAC's/PVC's and rare, very short (seconds) episodes of afib. My doctor switched me to atenalol a year ago after 2 weeks of PAC's/PVC's and then a 4 1/2 hr. episode of afib.Diovan: Within 7 hours after taking first pill, tachycardia, dizziness, soaking wet, could barely stand up. Was like this for 8 days until I went into atrial fib.
I was then put on Diltiazam but I think the effects of the Diovan had not diminished, so put on Toprol XL. I felt heaviness in my ears and tingly in my face. The nurse practioner decreased the am dosage and went into afib after drinking cold beverage. The cardio. thinks the dosage was too little to prevent afib. I think it was the cold beverage. Who knows.
While in hospital cardazem and a blood thinner. I always go home from the hospital with hives.

I was on lopressor for a while and it only made my a-fib worse. My BP is normal and I think it stressed me out thinking it was a BP med.
Diltiazem, 125 mgs. Drowsy throughout the better part of any given day.Digoxin initially - I felt soo much better.
Flecainide - I was in normal rhythm for about 4 years - no known side effects for me.
Aspirin - while I was in rhythm.
Sotalol, comadin, asprin. Asprin gave me acid reflux.metropolol and lower dose of sotalolPastMedsI have had in the past Digoxin, verapamil, propanonal.noneflecanide
atenol
digoxin
sotalol made condition worse.
diltiazem (cardizem) -- which seemed to work okay re AF -- but acted like 'governor' on a car when doing exercise; felt as if my heart rate had a cap on it & just couldn't go faster (during exercise -- I exercise regularly); can't recall the dosage

also used digoxin (lanoxin) for a while prior to the diltiazem; can't remember why this was discontinued or the degree of its effectiveness (or lack thereof); can't recall the dosage; used aspirin along with this
No previous medications. i understand i am on the State of the Art medication regime for Atrial Fib. Current regime in place for over three years. No trips to the emergency room with rate out of control for past three years.Flecaine: from 1991 to 1993
Cordarone (Amiodarone): stopped after a few weeks because of bradicardy
Mexiletine for earlier VT's along with Cardizem; Cardizem caused shortness of breath, did not tolerate well. Before that Lopressor for hypertension made me bradycardic and may have contributed to VT's; Propafenol caused VT runs; Aspirin, okay but changed to Warfarin. Have learned to love my ACE inhibitor (Lisinopril). It's saved my life, helping me breathe. Was on digoxin alone, higher dose. Controlled a/f well for a couple of years, then required higher dosage, finally added Toprol XL and dropped digoxin dose in third year, have been on that combination with reasonable success for 7 years. Cardiologist pushing Rhythmol/Betapace, I haven't seen the need to switch.Rythmol PVC's, prolonged QT, A Fib worsened
Flecanide, A Fib worsened, did not convert
Atenolol, none
Amiodarone prolonged QT
nonesotalol gave me really bad asthma 2years ago cant throw itrhythmol and labetalol not good for vagals and felt awful
flecainide for a year and it worked well, but lost its effects.
started on digoxin, then toprol; neither had lasting effect
then acebutolol for about 5 years prior to stroke - side effects general lack of stamina, weakness
took 325 mg aspirin/day for years (until coumadin)
I've tried several including Atenolol, Protonolol, Sodolol, Actenolol, Tambocor, and Amiodarone. Because of the potential side effects of Amiodarone, I dropped it. Of all these, Sodolol was the only one that seemed to have a slight impact on reducing the frequency of events. Aspirin, digoxinIn the past 8 years I tried Rhytmol, Digoxin, Tambocor, Amiodorene, traditional Chinese medicine (this actualy triggered Afib), some Naturopath supplements (also, some of the supplements actualy triggered Afib) - all in all, medications I tried so far either don't do anything for Afib or even worse - they trigger it. Same as aboveIV Amiodarone in CCU
Oral contraceptive pill
Coumadin and FlecanideTambocor gave me massive pvc'sPastMedsLopressor (most recent), side effects-low blood pressure, chills, weekness, fatigue and causes me to shake.

Low Blood Pressure, dizziness standing up and fatigue.
asprin to thin blood to ease stress on heart
parcetamol for control of migraine, has small success
amoxacyline for infection control for surgery/dental work,gives me belly ace/dyororea
ferrusimide due help combat fluid retention
Lanoxin and a beter blocker for two weeks only.
Amiodarone via an IV on the first laf/ER visit, took eight hrs. to NSR.
Atenolol 150 mg/Sluggishness and heart pausesVerapermil -developed an alergic reaction after using the product for 4-5 yearsToprol. No side effects, but was nesseccary to increase dosage every 6 months and eventually this medication no longer worked.
Lopressor for controlling break throughs, but discontinued after I went on betapace.
Amiodarone-Destroyed my Thyriod-A known side effect
The medications below slowed my rate,but make you feel like hell.Rythmol seemed to work well for me. All summer I cut my lawn [about two hours walking] and I went to the gym daily.
All the drugs for A-Fib are at the 2% level for having a life threating reaction.So a PVA was my choose and if needs repeating so be it.The EP calls it a "touch up"
amiodarone/lung toxicity
sotalol
propafenone
Rythmol...worked good for over 2 years then started having about 2 episodes a month. The longest was 14 hours.No side effects that I know of.On beta blockers (Atenolol, then Metoprolol)
they worked for a while--then AFIB got too severe
No side-effects

Also using Patanol eye-drops for glaucoma
Evista (to prevent osteoporosis)
Vioxx (for joint pains)
lopressor
beta-blockers and calcium blocker led to resolution ot early events
atenolol...weak effect
flecanide...two hours of sleep a night and extream weakness
amioderone....did not totally cover a-fibs and posed too much long term toxicity
noneDigoxin on first incident.
Sotolol on second incident.
Sotolol: tired, slow heart beat (45 bpm at rest, 60 bpm at exercise)
noneCannot recall others except asprinnoneZantac works well for heartburn but not sure if it contributes to Afib probably not.
Was given Flecanide once on the first diagnosis which worked in 45 min.
Digoxin, blackoutssotalol---very dizzy & lightheaded while on that----
dogoxin--HR down to 42, so it was discontinued
lasix
hydrochlorothiazide---Dr thought aching legs due to these diuretics & kept switching, but to no avail---still have aching legs, and weakness.
Sotalol - No side effects - Regulated episodes to weekly, but didn't eliminate problem.
Atenolol - Same as Sotalol
Rythmol - Irregular heartbeat worse - got off that after a very long weekend.
Cardizem - Lowered A-Fibb heart rate, no side effects
Amiodarone:episodes of atril flutter
Atenolol: made AF more frequent
Calcium Blocker: regular use as a single medication did not stop AF, even though I take a dose now to reduce my heart rate during an episode.
Digoxin: sent me to ER with a heart rate close to 300bpm
Tambocor: Present medication-not perfect, but it combined with a calcium blocker during AF keeps me out of ER.
Warfarin: The side effect is mostly the misery of trying to balance my diet to avoid the inconvience of driving out to get my blood tested.
Lanoxin, SotalolPastMedsPropafenone: I think it worsened my condition, taken off when heart disease was confirmed. I have a partial blockage and some scarring, indicating a possible heart attack at some time. digoxin, tenormin, Tambacor no side effectsAltace, Propafenone, Toprol, Tambocar and Rythmol.

Side effect: None, these med just did not do any good.
I had an intrvenous flecainide injection followed by wharfarin when I had my first serious attack (I was cycling
'energetically' and got very dizzy).
Second major event I was cardio-verted, that worked for a few weeks but I was quite badly burnt by the paddles!
noneDigoxen 12 years ago made A-fib worse. Norpace, verapamil, calan, Corgard have been used over the years and none worked. Counadin for short periods after ablation. Discontinued use due to risk of bleeding.topral, did not stop me from 2nd episodeCoumadin
Plavix, lots of bruising
Atenolol - Did not control rate very well. (150bpm instead of 170+)
Diltiazem - Did not control rate unless I was absoutely still. If I moved, rate shot up into 170+. Also, made me feel as if I was foggy.
Flecainide - Could not sleep, eyes did not focus right.
Verapermil - Worked pretty well most of the time, still had breakthroughs at least once/wk of 140+ for +/- 4 hours.
Digoxin - I used with Verapermil.
rythmol...didn't help
cardioconversion...lasted l week
Rythmol, Toprol, TambacorrythmolTook cardizem for a month (prescribed by ER physician) before first appointment with a cardiologist, who took me off it. I have low resting pulse, and cardizem made it even lower.Propranolol in small doses (10mg) as and when I had PAC's. This no longer had any effect on my PAC's or AF. beta blocker(atenolol, I believe)/ slow heartbeat (45+/-)
Low blood pressure
Was on Tambocor for short time, but it gave me a problem with my eyes.
Also, Digoxin was my first medication. Since I found out that Iam of the Vagal type, I stopped the Digoxin.
Norpace

Worked wonderfully for awhile but breakthroughs were occuring
Atenolol - no real helpTambacor 50 mg 2x/day with Atenolol 50 mg 2x/day - experienced a-fib every 2-3 days lasting 8 - 44 hours with erratic heart rate from 60 to 170 bpm

Tambacor 100 mg 2x/day - same as 50 mg
Tambacor 150 mg 2x/day - same as 50 mg
Sotalol 80 mg 2x/day - no difference
Sotalol 120 mg 2x/day - no difference
coumadinTook 120 mg of verapamil daily for two years and on my own went on a as needed basis. Afib sessions have been shorter and milder since going on a as need basis with verapamil.

Blood pressure and pulse when not in afib is normal and the verapamil lowered my BP and pulse to where I felt poorly.
Satalol - dizinessCoumadin -- no side effects other than easy bruising.tenormin; tirednessPreviously, cardizem (diltiazem) in maximum allowable dosage, produced significant weight gain.Sotalol (betapace) was also used in conjunction with the cardizem for a while. It had a Prozac-like effect upon me.

Amiodarone was attempted at one point but was unsuccessful in correcting my a-fib.Also it was brutal on my veins.

PastMedsnoneNoneDigoxin - swelled up like a balloon and had vision problems
Cardizem - didn't work and gave me horrible constipation.
Toprol - since episodes continuing decided to change to another beta blocker
Atenolol - It made my AF episodes go from 2-3 times a week to 5 or 6 times a day. It also made me sleep about 12 hours a day...no life whatsoever.

Diltiazem - Made me dizzy and didn't really do anything for me
Ameodarone -- sleepy, headaches, loss of balance

Sotolol -- nervous, headache
NoneDiltiezem 300mg weight increase,no help whatsoever
Amioderone.
metoprolol PRN for ventricular rate controlIndapamide (lozol) for mild hypertensionWarfarin: didn't want to continue because of minor bleeds and loss of Vit. K, an essential nutrient.

Digoxin: quit because of 'drugged' feeling.

Ca channel blockers (Diltiazem or Verapamil): quit because of tiredness and 'drugged' feeling.

Beta blocker (atenolol): quit because it made a-fib worse.
Rythmol. Made me sick, and I missed work.NoneAtenolol -- periodic drops in blood pressure, lightheadedness
Sotolol -- No side effects, but an increase in AF episodes.
40mg maintanence dosage for 2 1/2 years metoprolol Verapamil
Sotalol
Flecainide
Digoxin
Digoxin side effects-made my condition worse by far. Yuk!
Lopressor- same as toprol above but not extended release like the Toprol.
Inderal- wiped me out completely. Near to unconcious with a pulse of 30 for a day on one dose.
Calcium Channel blocker(can't remember the name) did not help at all.






Verapimil to start with, made condition worse. Side effects: constipation.
Changed to Digoxin, slight improvement. No side effects.
I took rythmol and diltazem for about two weeks and felt very fatigued and had a tight chest during that period. I came off of these medications and went back onto just digoxin. After two days of hard running I had an episode of A-Fib and I then took rythmol and digoxin until my PVA on 9/27/02. After the PVA I took rythmol, coumadin and lipator for about three weeks. After 3 weeks I developed an arrythmia and was in arrythmia for 5 days before Dr Natale electrically cardioverted me back into NSR. After that episode I was on diltazem, coumsdin and lipator for another 4 weeks. I was feeling very fatigued and achey and I requested to come off of the diltazem and lipator. Dr Natale agreed to have me come off of those medications. After one additional week Dr Natale agreed to have me come off of coumadin. I have been off of all medication for about 3 weeks now and have had no episodes of arrythmias. On 11/30/02 I ran 9 miles and my heart rate was at 120 BPM at one mile and was still at 120 BPM at nine miles. I am hopeful that my heart rhythm problems and episdes of Atrial Fibrillation are behind me.PastMedsLopressor 50 mg 2x day (tired)(lower BP than I already had), Digoxin .125mg none, Norpace - did not control AF and gave me a burning sensation in my mouth, felt more tired. Rythmol 150 mg 3x a day - controlled AF for one month but had to stop due to severe esophagitis even while taking Prilosec - so severe I could barely eat or swallow. Sotalol fatique, severe hair loss, loss of appetite, dry mouth/bad taste frequently. I will be stopping Sotalol 6/22/02 to go in hospital to be put on Tikosyn week of 6/24/02. My EP & internist both wanted me to go on Amiodarone - I refused until I give Tikosyn a try -due to the severe side effects of Amiodarone.Toporol and Digoxin (at different times)both made condition worseWas prescribed low dose rates of flecainide which had no effect.Stonger dose made me feel ill such that I was off work for two weeks.
My GP tried beta blockers which I threw in the bin after one day!My blood pressure is "perfect" so beta blockers had a negative effect to say the least.
Have also had digoxin but off that now.
rhythmol, betapace, cardiazem - ended up with pacemaker because of low heart rate (it would drop into low 30's while on these various medications. Amiodarone is the only thing that's worked for me.dronedarone, lotensin (gave me bad cough)noneVioxx
digoxin: slow pulse, some dizziness
disopyramide: slow pulse, slow urination
sotalol: slow pulse
diltiazem: slow pulse

None were very helpful; sotalol had some transient benefits
Some degree of listlessness comes with the slow pulse with all of these.
Sotacor (sotatol) and Lanacrist (digoxin). Made my vagal afib more frequent.thyroidNoneTambocor for a trail 3 month period which did completely stop any AF episodes. However I believe it did start my Tinitus problems and whilst taking it I did feel somewhat "under the weather". My cardiologist said that I could change to amiodarone but pointed out that I would have to take this 3 times a day and it could have side effects that could be worse than the PAF.

Recently I had an increased number of AF episodes (approx 1 per day) lasting upto 18 hours duration. Having this PAF for a couple of weeks I've reverted to using Tambacor (50mg twice a day) under medical supervision. This has stopped the AF completely and have now been using this drug continuously for about 6 months with little or no side effects.
PastMedsLOPRESSOR- FATIGUE, SEEMED TO CREATE DAILY EVENTS Sotalol / bad reaction headache, nausia, light headedness, low energy and tiredness.Capozide no side effects
Arhythmol - made things much worse for me
Beta blockers - made things worse and i could not tolerate them
Sotalol. Very slow heart rate. Poor circulation.Digoxin: Did well as sole medication for the first year after diagnosis. Atenolol: Doesn't keep me out of AF but does keep the heart rate down when I am in AF. Does affect my aerobic exercising. Flecanide: Bad experience with this. Didn't keep me out of AF and when I converted from AF to sinus rhythm I had long pauses (5 to 10 seconds) which would cause me to almost black out.
Calcium channel blocker: Had Af more frequently as well as bad ectopic beats when not in AF. Carvedilol: Made my asthma worse and severly limited my aerobic exercise.
My main AF medication was Quinidex
Tried many new ones as the became available, but due to side effects or ineffectiveness always had to revert back to Quinidex.
Lanoxin for several years with the Quinidex. Side effects was severe abdominal and back pain. Stopped as soon as I came off the lanoxin.
Aspirin, I was never on coumadin.
NonenoneDigoxin - no side effects
Rythmol - no side effects
Cardizem - cough, headache, made a-fib worse
Sotalol - fatigue, swelling in lower legs, depression
Prinivil, no side effects.Lanoxin (Digoxin) .025 once or twice daily from 1997 to early 2001. Verapamil for about 2 months in 1997 (didn't seem to help).

Did a 6-month trial of Tambacor (flecainide) in 2001. Didn't help, episodes were more frequent, not less, and I felt that I was mildly depressed when taking it.
I have been in the Emergency Room on three occasions due to my arrythemia problems.
The first time was diagnosed as SVT and treated with three (count them three!) IV boluses of Adenosine, converting
on the last one (only with the threat of Electrocardioversion hanging over my head) Adenosine is most unpleasent.
The next two times were dx'ed as AF and I was Digitalized and put on Coumadin for three months each time.
The first of these I was sent home and Fib'ed for five days with heart rates in the 160's. I converted on my own.
The second time I was started on Tambacor and converted with in a few hours of the first dose.
Digoxin is unpleasent and makes my heart pound. Caumadin is a danger because your blood will not clot so
you are at risk for severe bleeding from injuries. I curtailed my life considerably while on this so as not to risk
major injury (no sail boat racing, skiing etc.)
Since then I've had one minor episode that converted within one hour of taking Tambacor 200mg.

flecainide - nil side effectsSotalol, no side effect, actually no effect at all.Atenalol-felt sick and anxious.Toprol XL-50, Toprol-XL-100, low heart rate, Digoxin-0.25, Sotalol; low heart rate.

Apirin 325, none
Toprol, Norpace, Veripimal, Digixon, comadin, and lots more I can't think of. All had side affects for me.Inderal

No known side effects.
Flecanaide condition worsened with severe attacks.None?PastMedsNoneDigoxin/nonenoneAmiadrone - nausea, weak, disorientated
Digoxin - nausea
rythmol - stopped controlling attacks.Toprol/ severe fatigue/ not very effective
Atenolol/ severe fatigue/ not very effective
verapamil/tripled my amount of AF until withdrawn
verapamil+digoxin/ same as verapamil alone
sotalol+digoxin/ minor side effects/ reduced AF for 5 mo. then it lost effectiveness (i.e. big AF increase)
Rythmol(+digoxin??) put me in near full time AF and kept me there for four days until withdrawn.
flecainide+digoxin /minor side effects/worked reasonably well for 7 mo. then lost effectiveness
Digoxin (10 years). Slowed down, more arrythmias, no appetite and no sex drive.

sotalol: (1 year) 'forgetting' to breathe and sleep apnoea, ANXIETY, feeling noise as above, fatigue and major sleep problems, nightmares, low blood pressure - 85/35, more arrythmias. No appetite, no sex drive etc.

Flecainide: (1 week) full body tremor and pulsating light. Less AF but sinus tachycardia.

Atenolol

Tiredness, bad sleep, jittery, can 'feel' sudden noise (electric shock throughout body) spasms in fingers and toes. Also don't know if this is connected but joints have become sore since starting.

NoneIsoptin. Side effects, headache and flushing.
Rythmodan (Disopyramide) Hypoglycaemia.
Nonevery shakey while using & trying Propafenone for a couple of days, which worked for two weeks. Amederone caused visual halos. Also tried cardiversion which worked for a couple of weeks.atenolol, digoxin, sotalol, verapamil, amiodarone, propafanone, aspirin, coumadin
Extreme fatigue
lanoxin, propranololTambocorAS abovedisopyramide - muddy thinking, unable to find words and verbalize them well, dizzy, blurry vision, neurological weakness and uncoordinated hands/arms, tonal tinnitus in both ears, increased migraines, dryness of eyes (painful), constipation, gut discomfort

flecainide - fatigue, very dizzy, loss of appetite, muddy thinking, unable to find words and verbalize them well, numbness of mouth and lips, migraine headaches, malaize, moderate sleep onset difficulty. After 8 weeks severe acute sharp left side chest pain, PM fevers, burning in lungs with exercize, extreme fatigue and malaise, pleurisy, constant caugh, and fluid bubbling in lungs when prone.

Aspirin - no difficulty

Toprol - bradycardia

Amiodarone - severe sleep problems (not well counteracted by Ambien, no positive effect with lorazepam). These side effects persisted very strongly for 84 days and continued noticibly for 118 days. Warfarin therapy was never in control and dangerously high INR = 10.

Cardizem - didn't control Afib - used before ablation
Noneatenolol (from 25 to 100 mg/day) made arrhythmia worse
digoxin (25 mg/day) made arrhythmia worse
flecanide (50mg/twice a day) vision problems, made
arrhythmia worse
Baycol stopped when medication was recalledAtenolol (BB) See above (possible trigger)sotalol stopped workingPastMedssensitive for sunProcainimide gave me lupus-like severe pain and severe joint stiffness in every one in my body.

Quinidine gave me flu-like synptons.

Soltalol was not effective at all.
NoneHad initially been put on digoxin after my first (known and identified) episode, stayed on it for 8 1/2
months, then restarted it about a month later. Within several months, the episodes increased in frequency
to 8 - 12 per month, growing longer as well, up to 40 hours. Dropped digoxin, within 2 months, NO
episodes at all for several weeks, then they gradually picked up again. VERY pronounced sick, dead
stomach feeling, which I now identify as a kind of nausea.
sotalol

every thing i could think about

thought it would kill me
Amiodarone -- incredible sunlight sensitivity, numbness in extremities/tingling, thryoid damage... probablyothers I forgot about. I was on it for 14 months.ameodarone - difficulty breathing at times, short but intense pain in head, wheezing from lungsAmioderone - sensitivity to sunlight
Sotalol - fatigue, but not serious
same as aboveSotalol, Toporal XLtenormin - couldn't play sports. too tired. completely ineffective for afib.noneFlecainide- 100 mg 2x daily, Increased BP spikes, loss of focus
I was put on this after my second episode. Stayed on it for 3 months, changed doctors and he agreed to take me off of it, but use it in Bolus dosage for conversion.
Nonesotolol, didn't work
altace,dry cough in 24 hours
diovan, totally wiped out, no strength, no energy, generally whipped.
comidinAmiodarone: tremors, adverse to cold, stomach, weakness.
pins & needles in fingers & toes.
Rythmol: n/a
flecanide: n/a
procainamide: n/a
verapamil: fatigue
digoxin: n/a
aspringave up all other drugs, although I have been on amiodorone in past as well as the usual array of meds listed by others, such as verapamil,made it worse, rhythmol, worked for a few weeks, sotalol, made it worse, digoxin,didnt notice a difference, atenelol, no difference.Have taken Flecainide 2 X 100mg worked for about 3 weeks. Had a whole 17 days free from Afib.

Disopyramide didnt do anything at all except for the water retention.Made we feel worse if anything.

No side effects from Flecainide
Amiodaronesotalol
flecainide
norpace
lanoxin
coumadin
PastMedsamiodarone - thyroid problems, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, vision sensitivity, urinary frequency, had to stop taking amiodarone due to thyroid malfunction. everything is fine since I stopped taking amiodaronenoneCodene - have had a problem breathing after taking thisSotalol, Tambacor, Flecinade, RythmodeneTook Lanoxin (a digitalis) in concert with beta blocker for some time with some concern over slow heart rate.

Took Tambocor on an as needed basis for about two years. When directions were to take it daily, I had a very severe reaction requiring emergency hospitilization. Since Tambocor has been cancelled, I am feeling a great deal better. My irregularity episodes are getting further apart and seem to be lasting a shorter time. I only have about six weeks of history without the Flecainide at this time. A fine drug if one can tolerate it, but BEWARE.
see aboveAmioderone - breathing problems
Rthymol- fatique
Norpace- liver problems
Betapace - stomach problems didn't work
Quinidine - stomach upset
tiazac - fliud retention
inderal - dizzyness

Digoxin in emergency rm. cont'd for a couple of weeks before I left by GP & saw cardiologist who stopped it immediately. No side effectsSoltalol
No benefit
No side effects
Amiodarone - didn't do anything; Rythmodan - didn't work very wellAtenolol - slight fatique, non-effective.
Flecainide - produced dangerous rythms.
beta blockers in past left me fatigued/blurry headed
digoxin...made me nervous/visual disturbances/shortness of breath
amiodarone [medication of LAST resort]
[side effects were unreal]

Rythmol[not effective on me]

Verapamil

QUINAPRIL AND RAMAPRIL. NO SIDE EFFECTS.
AMIODERONE AFTER 3 MONTHS. IFELT VERY ILL. MANY DAYS IN BED.
BAD PALPITATIONS.THYROID GONE HYPER.
200 MG. SOLTALOL PER DAY. THIS ALSO MADE ME FEEL VERY WEAK
AND UNWELL. IT WAS REDUCED TO 12OMG PER DAY. THIS HELPED.
too many to mention, but have tried manyAtenolol. No effect, side or on the AFib.
Cardizem. Again, no effect, side or on the AFib.
lopressor at e.r., The last time it didn't have any effect.
Hence cardioversion.
Digoxin a few times in e.r.
Solatol, and others, but some made me feel jittery, others no libido etc. Still had episodesI was on a beta-blocker that slowed my normal heart rate of 56-63 bpm down to 32 bpm and was taken off it after 2 daysOver last ten years, cardiologist tried loads of different drugs. I did'nt memorize names, but none worked for long. Finished up on amioderone, but did'nt want that for possibly 35-40 more years, so stopped that and had a pacemaker and ablation.noneHave tried magnesium and a host of other vitamin supplements . All to no avail .amiodarone
sotalol
disopyramide
PastMedsverapamil and tiazac (sp) both made me extremely listless and tiredAmiodarone - did a pretty good job until it caused thyrotoxicosis
Digoxin - very low pulse rate (mid thirties) and nausea
Sotalol - 2nd period on this drug, too many side-effects to list but mainly digestive problems and light-headedness
Zantac - for hiatel hernia. Really made me feel lousy
Isoptin SR (Verapamil) (120mg/day)- seemed good at first but when the AF really kicked in, it was useless
Flecainide - re-tried it after several years - ok for a couple of days, then it dropped my pulse rate so low I couldn't walk.
Rythmodan + sotalol - only a slight help
Who remembers. Nothing has ever done it for more than a few years and the older I get the worse and more stubborn it gets.Rythmol, Toprol / uncertainHave tried Caridzem (no side effects, but then no discernable afib effect either) Sotalol (no discernable afib effect, left me drained) Digoxin (ditto) and Rhythmol (ditto, plus it made everything I ate or drank taste like it was liberally coated with powdered aluminium.) Now taking Amiodarone, no known side effects yet.every single medication with the exception of Beta blokersCibenzoline and Sun Rhythm (a drug made by Suntory in Japan that is probably similar to Cibenzoline ?). Both triggered AF.
I also took a whole lot of digoxin when I had WPW.
Listed above. The only thing changed is the addition of the lotensin for my blood pressure and the reduction of the atenolol from 100 mg. to 25 mg. per day, when I converted to NSR.Lopressor - fatiguetoporol-tired
betapase-light headed

N/ACoumadin - After taking coumadin for two weeks I had a rash over a third of my body, and dizziness to the point I had to stop taking it.

Had pacemaker installed in september of 2001 for Bradycardia. My rest heart rate is in the mid forties in the day and goes ito the thirties while I sleep. It is asymptomatic. After I had my gall bladder removed I found that the active tracking of heart rate by the pacemaker was causing contention with my natural heart rhythm when my heart rate was slowing after exercise. Had my cardiologist turn off this function and the contention is gone. I still experience contention if I exercise where my heart rate is approximately at the base rate set in the pacemaker. I believe it is causing more problems I might not have without it.
Amiodarone, none visible; significant sun sensitivity e.g. stay out of the sun or load up with sun block.
Caused Thyroid damage
BetaPace AF; did not work, and caused fatique

Digoxin; couldn't effectively function; Heart rate of 40, unable to speak effectively
Rythmol, worked for 2 years and then made it worse, would get afib after taking tablet;
Verapamil.
Lanoxin/ lost 16 pounds in 3 weeks, and turned zombie like
Sotalol/ tired and confused, after a year increased frequencies of AFib attacks, took 10 days to wean of them.
took 2 tablets of Amioderone and trembled for 3 days.
Verapamil SR

Sotalol 80mg twice a day. Three times a day for a brief period. Made me more tired and more depressed than twice a day.

lanoxin (digoxin) Took this from 1982 til 1998. It was supposed to stop the extra heart beats I had. Didn't really do this.
beta blockers - HR of 40 or less per minute, calcium channel blockers, you name it! Verapamil, Digoxin, Cardizem, Flecainide, Rhythmol (terrible "food poisoning" like symptoms after only 3 days on medicine - gone 12 hours after stopping)just to name a few. I get really lethargic and depressive on many of the meds I have been put on, and they don't usually do anything at all for my rhythm. Diltiazem - No Sides Effects
Atenolol - Tired, didn't like how I felt. Some sexual disfunction. Stopped it. then went on Rythmol.
Rythmol - No side effects except metallic taste in mouth. Worked for a short time, then didn't help. Actually was better off without it.
History of surgery None
lanoxin. Helped at first and then made the symptoms much more frequent. Read Han's afib report and the BB
board and stopped the lanoxin. That was a good move.
amiodarone
Rythmol
Betapace
There are to many to remember. The doctors tried all kinds of available medicines. Either they didn't work or the side effects were unbearable. The latest one was Amioderone. That didn't work either. In fact I think it made it worse.Heart rate control medications - lanoxin, cardizemflecainide acetate - none
dogoxin - none
Atenolol: occasional faint spells.
Lanoxin, Disopyramide, Betapace, Rythmol: no side effects noticed.
Tambocor: slight discomfort when rolling eyes upward or to side.
Was on metoprolol, lowered blood pressure, but didn't seem to help A-Fib.
Was supposed to take tambocor but after 3 doses would cause tightness in my chest and neck.
PastMedsDigoxin
Flecainide
Valium
Trazadone
Zopiclone
Temazepam
Frizium

Vertigo/dizziness with quite fierce tinnitus; anxiety with panic attacks; a sense of unreality; unpleasant sensations in the sternum region; palpitations and irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation); agoraphobia; quite violent mood swings; tremors in the diaphragm region; itchy skin; sore eyes with blurred vision; cold shiver/pins & needle sensation around face, neck and shoulders (parathesiae); difficulty in achieving a deep breath (disapnea); paranoia; deep sadness; compulsion/obsession; poor relationships; sexual disfunction.
Toprol did nothing but slowed my heart rate. Aspirin / Digitalis. The transition back to sinus rhythm was increasingly difficult and frightening, actually.Norvasc: increase in episodesamiodarone, sotalol - excess fatigue.
propafenone, flecanide, verapamil, digoxin - limited side effects noticed.
None though on admission to hospital was given Flecainide which did revert heart to sinus rythym.cardizem-severe hungerVerapamil - Made me feel strange and dragged down.
Lanoxin - I believe this was the cause of many palpitations.
Quiniglute - Caused a feeling of muscle weakness and wasting.
Atenolol - Totally useless, never betablocked me like it was supposed to.
amiodarone (cordarone,pacerone) caused rash.
nonetobrol-too slow heart rate, fatigue, blurred vision, dizzy betapace-fatigue, lightheaded verapamil-did not workThe whole medication thing has been such an up and down rollercoaster. It seems when I try a medicine that starts to help, it is only a matter of time before I suffer what the doctors here call a "breakthrough." I was first prescribed Coumadin, Amiodorone and Diltiazem. Felt okay the first time. Began feeling lousy and ill all the time. Unable to work, function normally. Medications changed to Lanoxin(digoxin)for a short period. Felt worse. Finally settled for several months on Coumadin, Covera HS (Verapamil). January 2001 on Tikosyn, coumadin,
altace 10 mg, Cartia ST 240 mg.
Inderal, digoxin, quinidine, betapace

amadiodarone - shaky
noneamiodorone - horrible sun sensitivity
verapamil - no adverse affect
atenolol-Could not stay on this made me vey tired. Also on blood thinners for awhile.cant remember. just that i was overmedicated...dizzy all time to tired to do anything and really depressed.nonenonePastMedsquinaglute,did not maintain sinus rythym,used for a year,had loose bowels all the time.atenolol,used 1 month,didnt maintain and made me weak and tired. metoprolol, Amiodarone, Cardizem, Coumadin, Norvasc - discontinued cardizem because of slow heartbeat; discontinued norvasc due to swelling in ankles and feetDigoxin was prescribed after the 2nd episode, and I took it for a few months, but it made me feel so tired all the time. If I lay down at all during the day I would fall right to sleep, and I couldn't climb stairs. One month it ran short when I didn't have money to refill it, and I began taking it every other day to make it last a little longer. I felt so much better on the days I didn't take it that I just discontinued it. I do take 1 aspirin in the morning and one at night, with the idea of preventing stroke. propecia (probably unrelated), rogaineCoumadin during attacks in 1999. Currently none.Missed the blues and left a low dosage of antidepressants behind. Funny, I don't remember having many episodes during that period of time now tha I look back
Maximum daily dosage (summer 2000):
400 gms. amioderone
100 gms. tambocor

Dizziness, light headedness, lack of energy and concentration, severe reaction to sun.
Verapamil 2 x 40 mg

Did not work and made me throw up.
Sotalol
Bisoprolol. Rapidly withdrawn after too slow a pulse at night. 42/min when normal.
Amiodarone (withdrawn prior to future ablation)
Cardizem caused ulcer, profound fatigue, depression, high blood pressure (even though it's supposed to lower it).Procainamide 4000 nausia, lack of appetite,
quinaglute No side effects
dolfedalide made me feel dizzy and did not help my arrithmia
Rythmol no side effects helped for 1 week than failed
Flecanide didn't work
Sotalol no effect
disoapyramide no help
Linoxin
tenorman
dofetilide
atenolol
digoxin, metoprolol, verapamil - no side effectsPropranolol - Very good for preventing attacks but heart rythm very slow, lot of missed beats and i was very tired. Now, if i made an intense effort (sport etc...) immediately after i take 10 or 20 mg of propranolol (Inderal) and it seems that the prevention is effective.Rhytmol:
metallic taste in mouth
dizziness
fatigue
Digoxin: low heart rate, nausea
Sequence of meds (all taken in addition to lanoxin), each working for a couple of years:
quinidine, quinaglute, tambocor, rythmol, sotalol. Each drug gradually lost effectiveness.
Awaiting long-term results with sotalol.
Lanoxin - no serious side effects, but I seemed to be
less prone to getting out of breath when I stopped taking it.
attenelol
side effect---very low heart rate
Rythmol - constipation, ED, bad taste
Atenolol/Metoprolol/Digoxin - fuzzy-headed
Have been on amiodarone since onset. Have no heart disease or artery blockage so have considered going to
flecanide, propafanone and dofetilide, but physician says amiodarone is the best. However, I am getting frustrated
with recurrences. Have not had significant side effects yet! Ran into breathing test problems in august 2001. Decided tochange to tambacor plus digoxin for rate control. Am now on125mg/day tambacor and 0.125 mg digoxin have benn free of a.f. since convertingto tambacor eg. 2 m0nths .
Atenolol and Sotalol made me v. tired and had no effect on episodesTambocor (Flecainide) 100 - 200 mg / day (self-varied)
side effects: pro-arrhythmic (ectopics & flutter) at 200 - 300 mg/day, pain in heart area at ~200 mg/day or above. Verapamil - severe constipation. Propafenone - severe gut reaction. Disopyramide: dry mouth, difficulty peeing, blurred vision, *desperate* depression.
PastMedsno previous meds.Atenolol,propranalol, felt like dog poop!Quinidine - did not prevent AF, caused occasional diarrhea.
Coumadin 5 mg/day - no side effects.
pretty much everything in the book/various unfortunate side effectslanoxin, no side effectsdigoxin/sotalol= cold hands, fatigue, constipation; rhythmol=prolonged episodes of atrial flutterlanoxin
atenalol

Lanoxin had no effect as far as I know.
Atenalol kept pulse rate around 50 bpm and I felt tired all the time. Dropped these two drugs in favor of Verapamil.
PROPRANOLOL taken for 2 years led to low blood pressure and bradycardia (my pulse went down to 36 beats per minute at one stage and I was admitted to hospital);
SOTALOL (made me very ill);
VERAPAMIL (didn't work)
AMIODARONE caused me to feel very ill with pins and needles in arms and legs and had breathing difficulties.
Lanoxin/none
Atenolol/none
Tambocor/none(3 weeks only)
Sotolol - Fatigue, Low energy
Amiodarone - Good Experience although elevated thyroid numbers after 6 or 7 years
Tambacor - Effective for about 6 six months
for afib, noneDigoxin 250 mg
Flecainide 100 mg
Aspirin 300 mg
no serious side effects
Lanoxin
Atenolol (occasional severe weakness and faintness)
Disopyramide
Betapace
Tambocor
Rythmol (bad taste and dry mouth during night)
NoneInderal, fatigue
Was on digoxin and atenelol, very low heart rate, extreme tiredness.Quinidine, debilitating diarrhea, did not prevent or stop AF;
Flecainide, constipation, urinary retention, did not prevent or stop AF;
Propafenone, dizziness, unusual taste, constipation, did not prevent or stop AF;
Sotolol, acute depressive reaction, did not prevent or stop AF;
Amiodarone, brief trial that did not stop or prevent AF.


Supplements: Co Q10, L-Carnitine, Magnesium, Calcium and some others were pro-arrhythmic for me.
NoneI was previously on flecanide which caused me to have AF more frequently. When on Tambocor, I had weakness in my legs and have tremors in my hands but noticed these symptoms before Tambocor so possibly age factor.PastMedsisoptin 240mg
acuretic 10/12.5


no side effects
Tried Rythmol but caused more episodes...Doc would not give me sotalol becuz of normal slow(50-54) pulse..refuse to take amiodarone becuz of known side effects.Lanoxin had no effect.Did Azimilide study with no benefit.tambocor. after two years stopped being effective on its owncipro caused multiple PVCs a minute and small bouts of afib. I went back to normal within a day of stopping the cipro. detrol caused mild tachycardia.all common anti arrythmia drugs.(none work)verapamil
propanolol (made condition worse)
serevent previously taken for asthma increased heart rate
Cardizem 240mg daily
Tikosyn (dofetilide)no side effects, but I experienced increasingly frequent break-through episodes over the 1.5 years I was on the medication, eventually having a-fib every day for 10-12 hours.
Tambucor-lost effectiveness, even when dosage was up to 200% of orginal, Lanoxin, may have had part in
increased frequency and intensity. Tenormin daily with that regimen. AF got to where it would last 3+ days,
most of the time at 145bpm or more (up to 260). Cardiologist said "live with it". I ultimately went to electro-
physiologist.
Rythmol
Sotalol
Lanoxin
Verapamil
All inaffective
Same NoneToprel XL, Lanoxin, Verapamil Amiodarone - After loading and increase in dose, it worked well for about 3 months. I stopped it recently because it was not controlling AF very well and I had side effects (skin problems and possibly mental fatigue);
Rhythmol(no side effects, but it didn't control AF)
Norpace (caused constipation, it did a great job of controlling AF in the middle of the night but I had to stop taking it because I started having more AF during the day)
digoxinHad been on Tambacor (worked about 6 months/no side affects), Solatol (did not work and felt terrible) and Quinidine (not sure of that spelling) and it did not work but no side affects.Amiodarone (Pacerone) tried last year. Stopped after 10 days with respiratory problems.amiodarone 200 mg once daily for 2+ years
lung problems
severe hyper thyroid
high blood pressure
Sotalol; Flecainide; Verapamil; Lanoxin

I was in the hospital when EP put me on Sotalol and then Flecainide. These drugs did not agree with me - sick to my stomach, fatigue, etc.

Verapamil caused major constipation; other than that I did well on Verapamil - but I didn't like the idea of still being in AFib.
Verapamil, digoxin - didn't worksotalol (made me very ill)
flecainide (gave me 1:1 AFlutter)
propafanone (gave me 1:1 AFlutter)
amiodarone (gave me thyrotoxicosis but is the best thing I've taken for the AF -didn't stop it happening though)
bisoprolol 5mg (took for a year with no side affects but wasn't really doing the job)
verapamil m/r 240 mg - felt great in NSR but terrible in AF
metoprolol (taken only when in AF for rate control) - probably the best solution I've found so far
I switched back to bisoprolol for a while to see if it would improve the frequency but it didn't so I've gone back to metoprolol on demand so I'm not as much of a zombie in NSR

warfarin
aspirin

simvastatin (took for 3 months after 2nd ablation, no problem with cholesterol but it helps AF and inflammation)

irbersartan - took after ablation(angiotensin receptor blocker - there's a long list as to why this may be good post ablation)
SurgeryNoneHip repair 4 years ago Much pain on weight bearingNone8-hour ablation procedure to address both AFIB and A-flutter.Removal of Gall Bladder 2007.NoneHysteroectomt about 1993
Ear canal enlargement in 2011
Not ApplicableAppendectomy last year.Aneurism repair via stint placement in Iliac artery (abdomin) in 2011Atrial Ablation 2012 Hiatal hernia repair to manage Barretts on 2007.appendectomy many years agouterine artery embolization 2000None.cardioversionNoneIngrunal herniacathater ablation successfully eliminated A flutterTonsilectomy,appendectomy, arthrotomy on left knee, hysterectomy, bilaeral cataracts, cystocele-rectocele & bladder resuspension, facelift, right parotidectomy with reconstruction, rt quadriceps tendon repair, numerous basal cell carcinomas surgically removed at various time on face, chest and back.RF Ablation 29 July 2011. EP was happy with procedure, initial indications very good but gradually seeing symptoms as before procedure and potentially wordePlanned 8/12/11SurgeryDDDR pacemaker installation april 2012Flutter ablation 2004
Plumonary Vein Isolation 6 weeks ago 02 June 2011
Ablation 2011
Elbow shattered needed hardwaretoncils, hip surgery after car accident, Cardioversion in Sept. 2010.nonenone2 ablations....one in 2008 and 2nd one 3 days ago, so 2010October 2009, A flutter ablation, August 2010, Pulmonary vein ablation isolationI've had 2 ablation procedures, each performed by my cardiologist. He is an excellent doctor, the head of Electrophysiology Services at a major hospital in Seattle. The first surgery was ineffective, but the second one gave me nearly 2 years of symptom-free living. Gradually, however, the symptoms returned, though they are not as severe or debilitating as they were prior to surgery. Having tasted the magnificence of living without afib, I will not stop trying for a cure, and to that end have decided to have another procedure. My cardiologist agrees that my third (and hopefully final) procedure ought to be done by another doctor. I'm currently trying to convince my insurance company that the best, most effective clinic (ergo, ultimately the least expensive) is the Haut Leveque Hospital in Bordeaux, France. The father of the catheter ablation procedure, and the most consistent innovator in heart rhythm technique is Dr.Michel Haissaguerre. I think this clinic presents the best chance in the world for a cure, and I'll be going there soon, I hope. noneAblation twice.Had pacemaker installed but it is essentially turned of (starts if pulse goes below 30 BPM).

Gall bladder removal. I believe that an inflamed gall bladder caused the atrial fibrillation. Had GERT, numerous bouts.
NoneNissan Fundification to cure Hiatus Hernia. Wrap too tight so further operation to loosen wrap. Still have sliding Hiatus Hernia with silent reflux.
Breast Cancer treated with 6 weeks radiation therapy 9 years ago
ASD closure in 2005
Gallbladder
Thyroid surgery and bunion surgeryNoneGall Bladder
Thyroid Removal
Nose & throat surgery

eye surgery
skin cancer graft
inguinal hernia (x2)
TURP
SurgeryNothing heart-related. Emergency appendectomy, nasal polyps removed (7 times through the years). NonePVI - March 2010 - Papworth UK
Conscious sedation
Cardio versionnoneI have had cardioversion both electrical & drug. Each time I am an emergency at hospital. I have not had any surgery.none
1. Hysterectomy

2. Gall Bladder removal
Nissen
Appendix removed

3. One ovary removed

Hernias (2)
Appendix

2012-
1) Ablation (w/ a hematoma side effect, very bad pain, very slow to recover from +5 weeks!) Tried Tikosyn, couldn't tolerate it.
2) Cardioversion- w/ +10 second gap of no heart beat)
3) Pacemaker to stimulate the SA nerve that had gone to sleep after 10 yrs of A-fib. (Don't let it go long!!)
-------
Cardioversion Sept. 2009- lasted less than a minute in sinus mode

7mm Kidney stone blasted with ultra sound Nov. 2009 (not the reason for the blood in urine) I'm sure the kidney stone came from the use of coumadine. It leaches calcium out of the system.

Cardioversion, max jewels of 360, Dec. 2009- only lasted a minute
nonePCI in Feb.,'06, Ablation in June, '09NoneOpen heart in 2005, partial ablation in 2008, pacemaker in 2006Thyroidectomy (benign).. Had small tumors all over both sides, so thyroid was removed in its' entirety.

I moved away from my original EP, so I plan to get a new one after the Holidays. I am not, at all, impressed with current cardiology group where I live. There is no rhythm specialist in the group, so I will have to go out of town.
2 cardioversion 2 ablationNonen/aNonen/anonenoneKnee surgery a few years ago.NoneSurgeryTonsillectomy, Septiplasty1st ablation done in Saginaw michigan by doctor Yunis.
2nd ablation and current E.P. is a doctor Kutinsky
in Taylor Michigan. That was performed at Beaumont Hospital
in Royal Oak Mi.
Dec-hospitalized with afib, high blood pressure, enlarged heart (upper chambers) and low pumping function. Had the catheter test and ecc showed no blockages. Cardioversion in Jan-worked and put on sotalol. June- hospitilized for afib heart converted after higher dosage of sotolal. ECC showed heart normal and pumping function 60.noneNo history of surgery.Ablation - 2007 - with recurrent arrythmia
Pulmonary vein angioplasty - 2007 - vein quickly reclosed
none - considering ablationGallbladder removed 1985
Hysterectomy 2001
Ablation 4-2009
Noneablation - 1991 for WPW
ablation 2006 for A Fib
nonPacemaker/ av ablationValvuloplasty for Mital stenosis

Ablation procedure for A.Fib. (unsuccessful)
i have had 5 radio frequency ablations starting from the age of 12, i was due to have another but it has been decided that because of the position of the extra pathways in my heart it cannot be done by an ablationnonenone Never had any health problems prior to A-Fib. Had 2 Cardiac ablations in '07 Even though the Ablation Procedure takes about 6 hrs. they were both done out-patient and were not really that bad. If you need to have an ablation done I would'nt put it off! Pacemaker 12/21/08none for afib, knee surgery (arthroscopic), thyroglossal duct cyst excision, oral surgeryNoneCardiac ablation Jul 07; Aug 08; both unsuccessful. Second surgery more sophisticated mapping employed and aggressive ablation performed. Reduced symptoms for month after second ablation, but symptoms returned Oct 08.NoneAppendectomy at age 8, 2 laporoscopies in mid and late 30's A colonoscopy in Sept 2008.
For THESE particular diagnosises, I have so far had an echocardiogram which showed no damage and the size of the heart looked normal. I have had a thyroid test and it was normal. I have had my hormones checked out and the blood work said except for a couple leaning towards menopause, everything looked normal. Will be going in for an upper GI next week ( first week of Nov, 2008 ) EKG's in ER showed PSVT and/or RAF.
2 x catheter ablationPVI ablation, transseptal on Sept 19t. Has conscious sedation which means I was able to feel the burining, but I would sort of sleep in between I spent six hours on the cath lab table. It was worth every minuite and I would do it again if necessary. I hated my life while I was held prisoner to these episodes. I work aa an Er nurse and there were times while on duty I felt I would pass out.
I am feeling very positive about this procedure and I advise anyone who has episode as I have described to speak with your family Md or cardiologist.
Surgerylateral release, spainal injection, cardiac cathererizationcolon surgerynoneAppendectomy hysterectomyHERNIA heart surgery to replace aortic valve and repair holeNone
Have had several ECG's whilst AF was ongoing, but the cardiologist made little comment. An echocardiogram showed good LV function but slight valve leakage, consistent with my age.
Catheter ablation Sept 08.Pulmonary Vein Ablation Feb. 2007. Improvement until September 2007 then back to irregular beats and A-Fib2 Ablasions. Over forty Cardioversions.-several D & Cs
-left ovary removal 04/1994
-hysterectomy 12/1994 *dr left the other ovary

-mediastinoscopy 07/2008 biopsy of chest lymph(s)
Gallbladder removal with gallstone
Have kidney stones
catheter ablation, didn't help episodes
Appendectomy at 8None, ablation scheduled for June 23First ablation Jan 2008.
Second ablation scheduled June 2008
stentno heart surgery to date.Open heart surgery 23 years ago to patch an atrial-septal defect and to tidy up some leaky valves. I was almost the fittest person in the ward when I went in (staff included)and I recovered and was playing badminton in 8 weeks. 6 years ago I went for a regular cardiac check-up and the doctor said "Did you know you were in AF?". I did not but I sure realized it after - bump thump flutter pause thump tick tick - really crap beat. After further tests they decided it was well controlled (pulse resting 75) and that regurgitation back into the atria reduced the stroke risk so only aspirin was needed. will return to fill out what will be a lengthy noteNone, yet, but have a catheter ablation scheduled for 4/30/08 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis with Dr. Faddis.Surgery1st Ablation November 2006- improved condition but not a complete cure done at Roosevelt / St Lukes in NYC
2nd Ablation February 28th,2008- at St. Lukes in NYC- Dr. Steinberg. Seem to be fine - some rapid heartbeat but in NSR. No AFIB! Still healing.
Glad I opted for 2nd procedure!
Hysterectomy in 2002 - tachycardia afterwards (150 beats recorded during operation)
5 or 6 cardioversions - never worked for longer than a few hours between 2002 & 2005
2003 - Atrial flutter ablation. Paroxysmal af afterwards
2005 - virus that affected my heart - organs shut down and on life support - dialysis for kidneys until function came back ( 3 and half months in hospital)- left with 60% heart function
Heart biopsy but did not establish cause of virus
2006 - Pulmonary vein isolation
2007 - cardioversion on relapse

Attempted ablation in July 2007. Developed tamponade, procedure aborted, drain inserted. In CCU for 36 hours. Developed pericarditis. In hospital for a week. In persistent AF for about 7 weeks. Reverted to sinus spontaneously. Paroxysmal AF returned.

2nd ablation in January 2008. Straightforward (took about 6 hours). Some episodes of AF since but far fewer and becoming less frequent and shorter. Looking promising.
None2006 - hernia repairedlast surgery was over 10 years ago (hysterectomy) I don't see any correlation between the twoCardiovertered in December 2006.Three C-sections2007 was a tough year was in the hospital 8 times trying to correct my Afib and then found out I had a clogged artery, which was fixed. Did 1 pulimonary ablation, 1 abalatioin to fix flutter, 3 cardio versions on 3 different drugs. In spite of this I was able to keep up a 30-40 mile running pace. Laparoscopic hernia repair, 1999nonec sections, appendix removal, foot surgeryI've had 4 arthroscopic surgeries on my knees. Sports injuries involving cartilage repair. These were all done in out-patient. Atrial Flutter Ablation 12/14/07. NSR for about 1 week and then A-Fib and Flutter reoccurred. Electro Physiologist said the Flutter Ablation targeted the right Atrium. The new flutter appears to be in the left Atrium. Bummer.none orthoscopic knee surgery years ago- tonsils(years ago) eye surgery (catherack ? sp)NonePulmonary Vein Ablation one year after initial diagnosis.n/aNon.apendectomy 7 years agononeSurgerythree angiograms
Hysterectomy,gall bladderJuly 17/07 Mini Maze Sept 7/07 catheter ablation was needed for atrial flutter. I was in A flutter for five weeks after my MMaze. I now am in NSR and plan to stay that way!nonepacemaker fitted in 2004, was due to have a AV node ablation in Oct, but since having a scan of my heart last week was told the AF, had caused alot of damage to my heart, and they may not be able to proceed with the ablation.Had Type B meningitis in 99 - very serious, following this had myo-pericarditis, which was controlled with drugs....... however @ the time the doctors did not do any follow up studies and hence did not find the damage to my heart that had been caused... 5 years later when on a 999 trip to the hospital with chronic AF and subsequent proper follow ups I find that heart damaged caused at the time of the pericarditis predisposes me now to severe AF........ and I should have been on B-Blockers from then. Have had a couple of minor ops - but neither of hese I would say bore any impact to this condition. NonenoneNoneNone relevant to this issueNoneTonsillectomy at 12 years old
Tubal ligation at 30 years old
Valvuloplasty at 43 years old
Cardioversion at 51 yeasrs old
AV Node Ablation and pacemaker at 51 years old
surgery for meckels diverticulum in 1986
prior to surgery had been ill with blood loss, anemia, needed blood transfusions, severe constant abdominal pain but had no episodes in this 4 yr period. In fact no episodes between 1976 and 1986, ie had one episode at birth of baby in 1975 and then none until after surgery in 1986.
Shortly after surgery - when feeling weel ad not stressed - had second episode of AF preceeded by rapid heart beat on waking from sleep
Broken leg - 1999

Pacemaker implant - March 2007
nilspinal menogitis(sp?) as child

three electrocardio versions (one of the three was post ablation)

PVAI surgery by Dr. Nibley, Mt Diablo Medical Center in March of 2007
None1948 arm vascular surgery
2003 hemarrhoids
Hip Replacement 11/2001
Appendectomy 1961
Tonsilectomy 1963
nonelung surgery
foot surgeries
Atrial septal defect (sinus venosis type) repaired at age 22.Varicose vein removal from 1 leg in 2000
Cardioversion in April 2007 (didn't work)
SurgerynoneAblation. Went into AFib next day after ablation. Had another ablation about 3 years later. Lasted six months.noneBilateral inguinal hernias ~ 2000
R Ulnar nerve release 1985
Hepatitis B? with jaundice 1953 & full recovery
NAnilI have had two ablations and am slated for yet another. Anyone that has endured one of these things, will empathise. They are not too fun. They start with a two hour trans esophageal echo and go down hill from there.Nose operation 15 years ago
Nerve operation on arm 10 years ago.
Heart attack 1 week in hospital 6 years ago.

NO SURGERY RELATED TO CONDITION.
Ablation for A-flutter.

On trips to ER with 12-20 hour Afib, EP found that I was flipping between A-fib, A-flutter and PSVT. A-flutter was ablated in Aug 06. Afib events are now shorter and if they last more than 15 minutes, I take 250mg of Flecanide. Longest events since ablation have been around 5 hours. EP could not trigger PSVT so no ablation for that was performed.
Hammertoe surgery - 1996 - Breast biopsy surgery - 2000PVI ablation using circumferential approach - June 2006
Tricuspid isthmus abaltion - December 2006
Repeat PVI plus WACA plus repeat tricuspid plus vena cava isolation - February 2007
uvulopalattopharyngoplasty for sleep apnoea

left hip resurfacing - "Birmingham" hip
Sept 15 , 2006 Triple BypassHeart surgery - noneCosmeticNone Cardio reversion 2 months after original diagnosis that failed.
Since then, 2000 knee scope, right knee.
Three stents in heart 1997 after angina. No significant recurrence. AF not diagnosed then, but episodes were occurring.surgery for enlarged prostate (not cancerous)
surgery for double hernia
Both operations performed since onset of a/f with no effect on the frequency or duration of events
None.noneNonehad ablation surgery in october 2006. Only had one episode since. Have very short mild flutters. Hopefully has workednonenoneSurgerynonenone heart relatedNo major surgery or heart surgery.two heart ablations for a fib. two knee scopes, herneia repair.NilGastric BypassnoneNot at this writing 11/28/06Two knee replacements and the ablation (which they don't call a surgery, they call a procedure)1st Ablation Dec 12 2005,
Abdominal feeding tube Dec 30 2005
02 march 2006
Pacemaker August 2006
AV NODE ABlation Nov 21 2006
Atrial fluttet ablationNoneMarch 1983 mitral valve surgery replaced with B-jork Shiley
Two tubel pregnancys
1995 Hysterectomy
1998 Gallbladder removed
2006 Ovaries removed
nothing related to AFNoneNot heart related - 2 c-sections - one in 2003 and one in 2005 and AF got worse after each operationNoneHad 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.noneSurgeryHave had several cardioversions in the past - the last 5 were unsuccessful.

Had a left atrial radiofrequency ablation 9/06 with Dr. Fred Morady at U of M. He was able to initiate AFIB during the procedure and while they were working, it converted to flutter, and then to sinus. They saw this as a positive thing, and his prognosis was positive. I'm recovering OK except for a small hematoma in my groin.
NoneAblation for A FlutterSurgery for ovarian cancer
Ablation for Afib
AV node ablation and pacer implant 6 wks agononeNo major surgery.numerous attempts at cardioversion
ablation 1999
2 C-Sections, ovary removed due to pre cancer, endometerosis abdominal surgery, and total hysterictomy appendix included with cervix, tubes,ovary and uterus! ! polp from vocal chords.None.nonenonehernia repair/appendectomy
12/7/2004 pacemaker implanted by Dr. Stanley Forwand at Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA.Right hand for Dupuytren's ContractureOnly a pyloric stenosis when I was 5 weeks old. noneNoneappendicitus in 1972
abcyss removed in 1986
NoneNoneNone...just tonsils as a childNo surgery for this as yet.one ablation April 2006SurgeryNone1972: ASD I & II
VSD
cleft mitral valve.
After this operation I could lead a perfectly normal life.

2003:
2 ablations of the AVNRT, both without success.

2004:
Mitral valve replacement & Maze surgery on left atrium (the maze was not possible on the right atrium due to the many adhesions I had after the first operation).
Since this operation I have had 3 cardioversions but AF episodes are much milder and shorter. My left atrium is enlarged and that is probably why the maze did not completely worked out for me.
Cardioversion March 2006; stayed in NSR for 8 weeksEmergency appendectomy, polyps of bladder removed, nasal reconstructionSEE PROSTRATE TREATMENT ABOVE. SOON: REPLACEMENT OF BOTH KNEES.Gall bladder removed in September 2005
PVI Ablation in February 2006
Appendix removed,surgery on a smashed wrist after a hurling game.None so far on the above condition except an angiogram.ablation on 3/2/06 @ St. Alphonsus Hosp., Boise, ID. Dr. Karl Undesser. Alot of afib for 2 mos. following procedure. - needed to be cardioverted from one episode that had lasted 3 weeks. Have self converted from all subsequent episodes (never ever self-converted prior to ablation). After the first 2 mos. had a month of uninterrupted NSR. Subsequently have had episodes of afib lasting from a few minutes to 6o+ hrs. Have started taking a 50mg altenolol whenever afib starts & that seems to stop it within an hour or so.nothing relevant1. Oct/2001 pulmonary veins ablation by thermal balloon
catheter. Few hours after the surgery fibrillation and
flutter occured. Result was bad.
2. Nov/2001 ablation for flutter. Fibrillation and atypical
flutter were occured soon after the surgery.
3. June/2004 3 pulmonary veins were isolated by catheter
ablation and things got worse especialy during the 2
months after the surgery. Frequency and duration of
the episode increased 10 times as before the surgery.

I had abdominal surgery for uterine fibroids, but still retain my uterus and ovaries. The fibroids were caused by undiagnosed hypothyroidism.

I've had surgery for cateracts. I think this is due to oxidative stress from long undiagnosed hypothyroidism and celiac disease.
none tonsilsNONEGall bladder removal. Varicose vein removalgall bladder, septoplastyAtrial Flutter was ablated in October 2003. However, AF continues and atypical flutter was noted by the EP.multipleInfarcted omentum
Hysterectomy
Surgeryangiogram....not really surgery but my arteries are clear as
of Jan.2006
nonenoneHad an angiogram 8 years ago which when I was on the table my heart went array thus A F was the the result and to this day giving me problems. I had a low ejection fraction 35%now is 59% and steady.NoneHad a cardiac ablation and also have a pacemaker. My AF is lone.Appendectomy, CholecystectomyNoneEP study
RF ablation (unsuccessful)
DDDI pacemaker insertion
PVAI surgery at Cleveland Clinic in May 2006 (I feel 100% better). Restored NSR. Only 2 days of a-fib that went away on its own. Very few symptoms, very few palpatations. Best I have felt in 10 years. I highly recommend PVAI surgery at Cleveland Clinic.
None1 abaltionHalf my Thyroid gland removed 2000.

My thyroid was overactive. So it did not surprise me that my heart decided to do the same.

But my thyroid is now underactive and my body temperature seems to be getting lower. Two new symptoms that i have to get my head around. I am very concerned this will be too much when my af kicks in again. I'm very lathargic out of af, not my usual and af takes alot of energy from me. anyone else have this problem.?

We do not know in my case if it is the thyroid that triggered the af, as any problem would cause me to be over anxious.
Benign Lipoma removed from transverse colon, 1986
One salivary gland removed, 1988 or so
Arthroscopy of both knees and one shoulder.
One shoulder replaced.
Stent in one coronary artery, 1999, reopened 2002 with Bracheytherapy to prevent reclosure.

I have had two procedures performed by the U.of M. Hospital group headed by Dr. Fred Morady. In 2001 I had a left pulmonary vein isolation to correct Afib, and at the same time another procedure in the right atrium to correct flutter. This was referred to as "The French Procedure."

Due to a recurrance of symptoms in 2003, I had another procedure ("The Italian Procedure"). This consisted of additional lines being placed in various places in the left atrium. I did well for about 22 months.

Sadly, I have now developed atrial flutter. My heart rate remains steady but fast, while the atrium flutters, reducing its efficiency.
None for this condition. NoneBy-pass surgery in 03.

Hernia Operation in 04.

October 13, 2005 RF ablationnoneHerniaNonenone@ previos abalations on the left side and one on the right sideHad VATS Microwave surgery in July 2005. Minimally invasive, 6 small incisions. Up to 4 months later doing very well with perhaps 2 episodes of Afib a week (lasting only 2 minutes each time) Within last 2 months Afib has increased and side symptoms of dizziness, exhaustion have increased.6 cardioversions 1 internal cardioversion. 2 pvi ops in last 9 monthsSurgeryI am taking a "wait and see" approach to an ablation. NoneNone relating to this condtition1. FAILED ABLATION RESULTED IN HOLE IN MY HEART 2 MONTHS IN HOSPTIAL

2. PACEMAKER INPLANT

3. OPEN MAZE PROCEDURE FAILED STERNUM OPENED UP AFTER SURG AND IS STILL OPEN AFTER 8 MONTHS

4. SECOND PACEMAKER INPLANT FAILED DUE TO THE DOCTOR NOT PLUGING IN THE LEAD WIRE HAD TO RE OPEN AND REPAIR

5. ON FEB 16 GOING IN MASS GENREL HOSP. FOR A SECOND ABLATION 2006 THEN HAVE MY CHEST REPAIRED CLOSE THE SERNUM AND FIX 4 BROKEN RIBS FROM MY OPEN MAZE OPP.
Nonenonetonsilectomy in 2000No surgery, but I have been treated for a bleeding Stomach Ulcer.hysterectomyTumor removal, left knee.1990 Tooth pulled Oct. 2004, Valve replacement Jan.2005 Had ablation during valve surgery, also removed sections of atrium and left ventricle. Cardioversion did not work. Pacemaker was removed because the heart would not speed up during exercise; stayed at 50 beats a minuteLung surgery - benign lesionNone. Had two children and the Radio Frequency Ablation was a breeze to childbirth.Valvial Plasty - Opening of the mitral valve with a catheter.I had a cardiac ablation two months ago, and it helped, but now the frequency is increasing. Before the procedure, it happened almost every day. After the procedure, it slowed down to once or twice a week. Now it is starting to pick up again.

In the hospital, two days after the procedure, I had afib and they tried to cardiovert me, but it didn't work! The afib went away on its own several hours later.
2x EP Study, 1x RF Ablation, awaiting Pulmonary vein isolation.Catherization - no cardiac issues.NoneNo heart surgery.

Gastric bypass for weight loss - December, 1997
had ablation back about 10 years ago.Oct 2003 - RF ablation of pulmanory veins for AFib - resulted in AFlutter - persisted after cardioversion

Nov 2004 - RF ablation for AFlutter temporarily successful

May 2005 - cardioversion for AFib succesful - so far have to remain on Toprol, otherwise get exercise-induced AFib
Gallbladder
Hysterectomy
D&C-3
Carpel tunnel
T&A
Minor unrelated surgeries - 1989/2005Umbilical hernia operation 8wks ago, 1hr general anaesthetic.Mitro valve replacement 92
AICD Implant 89
Surgeryablation for AVNRT
ablation for flutter
pacemaker....now sithched off
4 EP studies and ablations since March 2005noneNo surgery.NoneOne EP study with no findings.None.1977 Removal of Appendix
1989 Removal of arterial venous malformation in spinal cord
1992 Removal of polyp (non-cancerous) in throat
2002 Separation of fistula between colon and bladder (due to diverticulae)
RF ablation Oct 2006. One episode 3 days after ablation. Free of AFIB since !!!!. Off medicine since Jan 2007.12/1999 St. Jude Medical Mod 5342 Pacemaker
05/2000 Stomach Hernia Repair
09/2002 Cataract left eye
10/2004 Cataract right eye
01/2005 Repair of Cataract left eye
03/2005 Right Flutter ablation
07/2005 Pulmonary Vein Isolation
Noneunrelated surgery 19903 electro cardio inversions countless IV drugs and stays in the hospital all too say it wont go back into normal rythmScoliosis in 65...harrington rod procedure. Wonder if spine and vegas nerve are doing this now. Why now and never before?
Post procedure...I understand I was a challenge due to my curved spine and metal rods. They had to go more from the upper chest than groin to be able to thread the catheters correctly and get to the angle they needed.
nonenonenone1st ablation June 21, 2005 for aflutter and minor afib
2nd ablation June 24, 2005 with partial pulmonary vein isolation and over 280 "zaps"
3rd ablation May 2006 with compelte pulmonary vein isolation
No previous heart surgeries. I have had surgeries for broken bones.3 c-section babiesNoneappendectomy, laminectomy, hysterecomy, gall bladder, shoulderRight side (flutter) ablation in 2003.

PVAI at Marin General 11/03/05 by Dr.s Natale/Hongo
None. SurgerynoneNone for Afib. achilles tendon and arthritis.NoneDual chamber pacemaker installed in Jan 05 due to lower than normal hb at times.NonenoneDuel chamber Pacemaker fitted in Jan 2003 due to slow heart rate adn 5 second pauses1 testicular operation and 1 ablationno major surgeries. bunionectomy 1987, tonsilectomy 1950's,
Minor (unrelated) operation in 1988.Nonen/a1986 Mitral valve commisorotomy
2004 valve replacemnt mitral and aortic
nonenoneEP Study, July 1997 (yielded nothing)
EP Study, January 2004 (yielded EKG showing Afib)
Ablation done in Québec on march 17, 2005. Still on recovery. Actually my AF episodes are very more often. Before ablation: about ten hours, each two weeks (twice a month). After ablation: about 26-30 hours, each two days. First time, I see someone for whom AF was aggravated by ablation (I pretty read much of the current medical litterature). First time my electrophysiologist see this tooTonsils removed 1979.tendenitis in wrist. Piles.nilNoneHad an ablation procedure at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in late November 2008. No problems whatsoever since. Now, eleven months later, appear to be cured after thirty eight years of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Stopped taking medications five months ago. Now in excellent health and enjoying the benefits of being free from the effects of both a-fib and its medications.SurgeryNonenone for this condition- past surgeries for testicular cancerPVIA july 2004 Johns Hopkins no conversion
propafanone and attempted cardioversion 9/04-unsucessful
solatol and attempted cardioversion 12/04-unsuccessful
Just oral surgery for wisdom teeth.mitral valvuloplasty 2003Flutter ablation knee surgery 3 years ago.NoneAppendix at age four.Pulmanary vein ablation performed at Mass General on 10/22/04...still experiencing afib every 2 months till last August when I began to experience afibs once a week averaging 18 hours????i am now experiencing mitrial valve regurgitation. Acute. Was not there before the Ablation on 10/22/04. per echo results.Pulmonary Vein Ablation January 2005noneno history of surgery, have had one cardioversion, in nsr for three days then reverted back into persistant af.Nonenone2000 - strabismusNone to do with AF. Catheter Ablation - Jan 2004 - partially successfull but remained on Atenelol, then AF returned in force in Nov 2004. After a weeks stay in hospital I have since had a further ablation in Jan 2005. Hopefully this has done the trick, although I will not know for sure until another 3 months once the heart has recovered from the ablation. Currently still experience a fast heart rate from time to time but appear to be in NSR.None.Have had 2 RF ablations:
Feb 2004-complication: Cardiac Tamponade
October 2005
SurgeryDec 2004 atrial flutter ablationHernia operation 18 months ago and Vasectomy 22 years ago. None, but my cardiologist thinks I should have a combination pacemaker and debfibrillator put in because of family history. None2x DVT in calf muscle 10 & 14 years ago.
Various bowel scans for routine cancer checks, nil.
1x cardioversion - OK.
None.Pulmonary Vein Ablation #1 = December 2002
Pulmonary Vein Ablation #2 = December 2003
1/2001 - right atrium ablated - nsr 4 weeks

12/2001 - left atrium ablated - nsr 4 hrs.
2 ablations, the 2nd PVINoneAngiogram in 2001 - all clear.

Jan 2007 - left circumferential atrial ablation at the Radcliffe hospital in Oxford. Dr Yaver Bashir was EP. Almost perfect - needed 2 DC cardioversions in 3 years for atrial flutter on the left side of the heart so considering a "touch up."
RF Ablation 9/9/08; instigated RF flutter which may need to be separately abated.RF ablation in Aug 2004. First 2 months were fine. AF returned 3 months after procedure. Same frequency / duration as before. 2 AblationsNone specific to AF.No surgery as such, however I have been cardioverted twice the first effort lasting for 5 months of sinus rythm, the second time only two weeks.One ablation in July 2003No heart-related surgery. Pituitary surgery long ago (with all that implies hormone-wise), breast lesion, gallbladder, ovarian tumor -- all benign.NoneNonePVI Ablation w/ Natale @ Cleveland Clinic March 1, 2005.
Had some break-through AFib while weaning off Sotalol.
Touch-up PVIA November 17, 2005.
Both procedures went smoothly, with no side or aftereffects.

Angiogram in June 2004. Hernioraphy in '91.
Jan 2001 had a Cardiac Cath and then a dual chamber AICD put in, on June 29th 2004 had a Cardiac Cath and Radio Frequency Ablation. nilHad an atrial septal defect repaired when I was 9.
Thrombectomy this past December--I was lucky; passed a clot from atrium that lodged in my right arm rather than going to cerebrum.Had not been on coumadin since 1999. Am back on for life.
2004 Refused sinus node ablation with pacemaker implantation
1997 Refused catheterization to explore for blockages (none show on echocardiograms)
SurgeryAppendix when smallRoto cuff surgery in left shoulder
Developed DVT in right leg
TWO OPPS FOR RENAL COLIC2 cardioinversions neither took2 ablationsradiofrequency ablation of afib.
EP Study Dec 2002, RF Ablation Jan 2004 (failed), EP Study & RF Ablation April 2005mitral valve replacementNERVE OPERATION AFTER ARM INJURY

NOSE OPERATION
cardioversionNone.artificial hip, three years plus,
no AF surgery
gall bladder (dificult recovery unknown details apnea, heart related possible heroic measures )Minor stuff that has no association, knee surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, ovarian cyst surgery, etc.none1972 Left BT Shunt
1974 Waterson Shunt
1978 Aorta Shunt
1987 Fontan
1989 Coil Occlusion
1997 Wisdom teeth
2003 Pacemaker
had electrophysiology study done in 2000. They were able to induce atrial fibrillation and had to do a cardioversion twice to revert to sinus rythm. However, the only ablation option for treatment was ablation in the pulmonary veins, which at the time (and still is I guess) was very experimental.EP study was done and attempted ablation. Unsuccessful!
Have had stress test,TEE, ultrasound

Previous surgery - tubal, bunion, birthmark removal - nothing serious.
gallbladdernoneNo AF-relatedNoneNonenonenoneSurgeryTonsillectomy at age 6.NoneC-Section and Plianital Cyst Removal (lower back)Tonsils out when a child.
Total hysterectomy year before diagnosis.
Non on heart but Dilate & curettage (5 times after miscarriages) and apisectomy on gum....heart stopped during labour due to dehydration and haemmorrage putting body into medical shock, was resusitated.
Leg vein ligation.
None for this EP and Ablation 4/16/04CardioVersionGlenn Shunt
Fontan
NoneThree electrical cardioversions in the last month and a half!Electro cardioversion tried in 1999, only 4 months after first diagnosis. Went back into nsr for 4 days, then back to AF

None, but Papworth Hospital suggest Pacemaker and AV node ablation. I have so far declined as I `m not convinced it is the answer.

Embolectomy, right arm--Dec 16, 2003
Nothing prior for over ten years
None
My heart is actually healthy other than this. All the tests, echos, stress, MRIs, etc show good size, shape, no blockages, low cholesterol etc. But this is enough! You know that.

Two basic forms: infrequently it's like a squirrel trying to escape from inside my chest. Usually a fuzzy vibration. Many times it's hard to tell whether I'm in fib or out. (I guess that's nice?)
My most reliable symptom is when Im worn out and out of breath.
no surgery ever.NoneBiopsy on breast negative, Two operations for my ovaries one removed, Gallbladder removed.electro cardioversion (twice)NoneNoneAblation 1 year ago, worked for a while. Then went in to continious AF. Pacemaker with AF supression fitted August 05. Pacemaker AF supression never turned on as AF continious.Ablation - July 2003Surgeryno heart surgery have had thalium scan that confirmed no underlying heart problemnononenonenonesinus surgery, a/v nodal ablation, second ablation just done in a separate area. Found a/v node held up, but there was another area to addressNone.NoneNone.ONLY MINOR SURGERIES TO NECK AND HANDS/FINGERS(INJURIES)3 electro-cardioversions - conversion by amiodorone on other three occasionsNone 2 biopsies for breast cancer (both benign)
Orthascopic knee surgery
broke sternum cracked several ribs in college sportsNA2 medicated ladder stents installed following heart attack.Angeioplastia & stentsNone, unless you consider two internal cardio conversions. I have a consultation with Dr. Natale (Cleveland Clinic) at Marin General in December and am currently wait-listed for RF Ablation with Dr. Natale.nonepulminary vein ablationNoneSurgeryMinimal invasive lung surgery for removal of benign lesion
hysterectomy
various foot surgeries
2 quadruple bypass surgeries 1983-1993

6 balloon angioplasties

13 electrocardioverions

1 coated stent
Complete hysterectomy 1986.
Laproscopic gall bladder surgery 1991.
Retinal re-attachment 2000.
no surgery for heart problemnonenoneElectrical cardioversion...unsuccessfulNAWent into afib 10/02. Had a cath 2/11/03 and dr tried to remove and/or squoosh the "interluminal filling defect with mobile characteristics". It rolled away from his instrument and dissected the artery in the process.(In English, he said it looked and felt like a pebble stuck onto my artery wall.) Had immediate bypass sugery 2/11/03.
Several shock delivered during surgery for afib. Went back into afib 2 days later. Put on IV Amiodarone and held in hospital till afib stopped.Episode of extreme bradycardia a month later led to hospitalization insertion of pacemaker. Taken off Amiodarone and digoxin. Afib returned in 3 weeks. Put back on Amiodarone. no afib for 6 months.
NoneTwo angioplastic radio frequency ablations... Somewhat successful. Thyroid removal with non malignant adanomas...3cm and 5cm diameters.flutter ablation
duel chamber pacemaker due to symptomatic bradycardia secondary to high degree A-V block (resting rate < 25)
None other than routine stuff like tonsillectomy, wisdom teeth, etc.noneNonenoneCardioversion for first occurance

Just had Catheter Ablation 3 weeks ago
NoneNonenoneablationradio frequency ablation immediately before becoming seriously ill with glandular fever! episodes of AF since the surgery as well, so not successful.SurgeryNonenone - except removal of a red raised "mole" (forgot the word for it)no
Quad- bypass
Mitral valve replacement
noneNonenoneTonsilectomy age 6None.NoneNoneI've never had cardiovascular surgery.No heart surgeryT&A , L Inguinal herniaNone.Last year my wife underwent PVA @Johns Hopkins by Dr. Calkins and Dr. Brinker. During the mapping procedure, the lasso catheter got tangled in her mitral valve muscles. The catheter sliced through the papillary muscles. Her mitral valve had to be replaced with a prosthesis. She suffered from inadequate post-op care, had a stroke, went into a coma, and suffered nerve and eye damage. Since then I have spoken to many others who have had unpleasant experiences there. -Dan Walter
Gum surgery in regard to peridontal diseaseAfter I was diagnosed with the valve disease it was a year before it got really bad. Initially I was cardioverted and stayed in normal sinus r. Then in 1998 I had a procedure called mitral valve valvuloplasty in which a cardiologist inserted a balloon into my mitral valve and blew it open. This was amazingly helpful and I felt better immediately. I was in normal rhythm for about 4 years. This year, 5 years later, my valve is beginning to close down again. If anyone knows any tricks for stopping this growing-together process, I'd love to hear about it.Cholecystectomy 1987.
Hysterectomy with retention of ovaries in 1995.
nonenoneSurgerynonenoneCongenital defect. Tetralogy of Fallot
Left blalock at 7, further surgery at 20.
Appendicitus a couple of months ago.
i have had 4 atrial ablations since 1999 the condition
is now the worst it has been.
no major surgeries; only: tonsils when young; arthroscopy on one knee 15+ years agoNo surgery. Did have cardioversion twice when first diagnosed but after a few weeks rate went out of control again.Found in permanent AF, electrical choc cardioversion in 1998: Back to sinus rythm during 24 hours, then paroxystic AF from that time up to November 2002.
AF Almost permanent from November 2002 now on
ICD implant, February 19, 2003; Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles.Tonsils as a youth, no other surgical experience.NoneTonsils, foot surgery and cyst from neck.only ablation for 2 yearsworked then af came backopen heart for atrial septal defect at age 20
rotator cups in shoulders no surgery, just cortisone
hiatal hernia endoscopy
2 ablations for flutter, then went into AF and now both
noneNonenoneRadio Fequency Ablation in 1997 was attemt to cure Atrial Flutter but was unsuccesful (by the way, it was done using only local anaestethic so I could actualy feel the burns they are making inside the heart and after an hour or so this burning caused unbearable pain so they had to stop - so much about 'painless ablation procedure')nilMay 2005, Ablation surgerynonePVA at the cleveland clinic Dec27,2002 by the Wonderful Dr Natale and his teamSurgeryPartial Hysterectomy 1991, Complete Hystectomy April 99 & Catheter Ablation Jan 2002.St Judes aortic conduit & valve implanted summer 2000
countless chest drains following valve implant
Heart-nonePulmanary Isolation Ablation, 7/2002. This surgery was incomplete as they found a 10mm x 8mm thrombus (clot) in my left atrial appendage and were unable to finish the procedure for fear of a stroke.NoneTo many wounded in Viet Nam x3 and had injuries from running.
Approx. 20 surgeries
Fontan
RF ablation
eye surgery 4 yrs. ago
breast biopsy 25 yrs. ago
noneNOAblation for Flutter
Exposed the AFIB.
Trans-Urethral Prostatectomy (TURP) 1988& 1994
Cardiac By-pass (3 graft) 1993
3 surgeries connected with complete hysterectomy in 92,96,98.Had an endoscopy in my stomach which confirmed a Hiatis Hernia. Note if I take up smoking the heartburn goes within weeks, or has in the past.no surgery for this condition. knee surgery 14 years agoT&A age 5
C-Section 1979
C-Section 1982
Gall Bladder 1995
none2 ineffective cardioversions,
PVA 3 months ago---went back to chronic afib just a couple days after I got home
NoneNone for heart related matters.Acute appendicitisSurgery QUAD BYPASS 4/21/98
MITRAL VALVE REPLACEMENT 6/30/98
No heart surgerynoneNoneOnly the normal sporty knee stuff.noneRight side catheter ablation 3/99. This helped reduce atrial flutter. Did not end atrial fibrillation.gall bladder removed, 3 days before 2ndASD closure 8/02
Right side RF ablation for flutter. 2/03
Left side RF ablation for Atrial Tachycardia 11/03 - Failed, procedure aborted due to too much fibrillation, no focal point.

none

I had a cath scan and it showed only l artery blocked 30%
a-flutter ablation
hernia operation
noneNone.No heart related surgery.Spinal tap at age 13 to relieve brain pressure during concussion.Tonsilectomy at 13yrs of ageNoneNonehysterectomy
myomectomy
lasik eye surgery
wrist surgery
arthroscopic knee surgery
tonsilectomy at 6yrs. oldTonsilectomy age 5
Minisectomy rt. knee age 42
Cholecystectomy age 45
Radical Prostatectomy age 60 (full cure)
Hernia 30yrs agoTonsilitis in childhood.
Appendicitis at age 13.
In good health. Mom's side of family all has congestive heart failure (3 sisters). Mom has taken lanoxin for years for irregular beats. Mom had minor heart attacks over past couple of years (age 88).
both shoulders, rotator cuffs- full retractions, reattached with s steek anchors

third degree burns, skin transplants


pva early July, 2002
second pva-pvi scheduled for September 12, 2002
Epigastric hernia about 8 months before the first visit to the ER for A-fib. However I suspect that I had intermittent episodes as much as 15 years earlier, and I am unclear as to whether the hernia operation exascerbated the gastric distress which I believe was a primary trigger.SurgerynoneMinor surgeries l959,l998,l999gallbladder removed 5/02; one parathyroid removed 5/01My cardiologist told me that I should get an ablation...however he is a military doctor and there is no way I would let a military doctor do that to me...

I'll wait until I get out of the military (in a year or so) and see a civilian doctor.
Hystrectomy 94
Gastric bypass 97
Hernia 97
Carpal tunnel, Hysterectomy, 2 back surgeries, hand surgery, gall bladder, tumor on thyroid, artroscopic on kneesNoneKidney removed aged 5 after accident/trauma.

Had cardioversion last week but the sinus reverted to AFib within 24 hours.
Cardioversion failed to return me to nsr.
Changed to Flecainide prior to another cardioversion, this failed too.
Ablation in Nov 05 at St Mary`s, london ..Failed.
Cardioversion 22/4/06 Failed as well
2nd Ablation 3mnths ago..so far a success.
EP study, occured on 07/12/02 and since that point I have had three episodes. Prior to the study I had 1 every 11 months or so. I have been assured that this is not from the EP study, but I am a little skeptical at this point. The MD was unable to find a tract for the a-fib. He thought it might be starting as PSVT then going into a-fib. This is not the case. Now it has been postulated that the a-fib is triggered by ectopy from the pulmonary veins.no majorGall Bladder (laproscopic) June 2002, since AF diagnosis.None (appendix and tonsils out when a youth)Heart surgery at 11 years of age. Patched hole between chambers. ablation and pacemaker on 7/2/02Eye surgery in 1965.Repair of ruptured ovary at age 18.
Repair of bleeding ovarian cyst at age 22.
Hemorhoidectomy at age 23.
Hysterectomy (cervical cancer) at age 24.
Repair and partial removal of prolapsed intestine at age 31.
Insertion of fixator to repair fractured wrist at age 68.

nonenone applicable (broken leg decades ago, peripheral iridectomy for glaucoma)March 2001: Catheter RF ablation LSPV isolation
April 2001: Further RF ablation of LSPV, RF ablation of right superior, left inferior, then right inferior pulmonary veins.
February 2002: Catheter RF ablation isolated all pulmonary veins.
June 2002: RF ablation of isthmus
RF ablation of AvNodal reentry, Ablation of flutter.

2nd Ablation procedure to left side of atrium going after nasties in the pulmonary viens.
This one worked for 6 months I was back on the basketball court with no meds and starting to get into shape again. But alas, It came back and is worse than ever.
NoneI had a pacemker implanted in July of 2000 and had a PVA on 9/27/02.SurgerynoneHeart Cath to prove arteries are clearRemoval of small tumor blocking spenoid sinus and clean out of blocked sinus.NoneHave been cardioverted.This worked for a year.
Have also had ultra sound of the heart which indicated a leaking mitral valve although not serious.
My arteries are fine having had an angiogram.
Also have had the snake down the throat to see if the hiatus hernia has worsened.(It hasn't)
Finally have had cardial ablation which may have cured the flutter but now in AF
As I said, hernia under general anaesthetic in 1981 (also other side hernia in 2000)Breast Cancer Mastectomy & implantnoneno surgeriespacemaker implanted 5/14/02nonecarpel tunnel, war woundsNone related to heart. Knee surgery 1.5 years ago, several eye surgeries.None-ablation 8-4-09NoneNone related to AF. I had a slipped disk operation about 5 years after first having AF.

Ablation 2006 Success.
SurgeryNonNoneNonenoneRadical Prostate cancer surgery 1990
Maze surgery 1998
NonenothingNone
Atrial flutter ablation in January 2002, not known if effective, went into a-fib during electrophysiology study to document type of atrial flutter and did not convert despite numerous drugs and 5 attempts at cardioversion. Later converted on own.
Angiogram in 1986, and in 1999.

no real surgery, have had EP Study done though. Discovered my problem lies on the left side of my heart, not the right side, so no ablation was done at that time. They decided the procedure was too dangerous to attempt at that time.None for the Afib.

Otherwise, appendectomy in 1958 and gall bladder in 1974.
Repair of knee/ from skiing accident.
Repair of fractured bone in elbow.
nonenoneheart surgery for ASDOrthopaedic surgery.[added 7-2005:] Cardiac ablations at the Cleveland Clinic Feb-2003 and Oct-2003. Afib appears to be cured. No episodes since then! After the ablations, I had two episodes of sustained atrial flutter that put me in the ER. The remeron is doing a good job of preventing flutter, as well as helping me sleep all night. I now realize that many of the restless nights that I had in the past were probably caused by Afib or Aflutter,Gallbladder, hysterectomy, heart ablation, varicose vein strippingNoneNone. Brain surgery following skull fracture3 years ago triple bypass surgery.1990/91: kidney stones (3 episodes)
1993/94: colorectal cancer (remove/reconnect)
1994: back surgery
2001: foot surgery (bunion, hammer-toe)
SurgeryNonenonenoneKidney Stone (3 years ago)nanoneN/ANoneNoneNone (yet)noneVaricose veins.Lasso ablation on 10 October 2001. Afib returned one week after. Second ablation on 9 Nov 2001. Almost two weeks with no afib.noneNoneNoneAblation 60 days following amiodarone therapy termination. It was preformed blindly because I would not return to afib during the procedure. It is suspected that this was in part due to the fact I was still under the influence of the amiodarone at the time. The ablation failed within 12 hours.Nonerf ablation 07/99 (failed)
rf ablation 10/99 (failed)
new doctor wants to go back into the right side of my atrium, make a hole and enter the left side, then ablate a pulmonary vein; I don't want to undergo the surgery
1982 Heart Bypass surgery
1990 Second Heart Bypass Surgery
Knee surgeryAngiography showed Coronary Artery Disease - two vessel disease (LAD & LCx) Treat with medication.Catheter ablation March 2000...unsuccessfulSurgeryvealve replacements mitral and aorticTwo back surgeries
Hystorectomy
None -
I feel so punk in AF, though, that I feel I WOULD go for surgery if it was available to me.
noneNone reallyCoronary Angioplasty including placement of stent January 1998noneNonepacemaker May 2001. better initially, but a fib bad again now.none relative to AFNoneRemoved tumor in left femur at the age of 16no heart surgerynoneAblation of Atrial flutter 3/00nonetonsilectomy, reemed out prostate 13 years ago.(i have often wondered if there was a connection) various teeth.Went in to have my Hiatus Hernia repaired, doctor told me he had cured 2 patients of AFib by repairing their Hiatus Hernias.
This operation did nothing because my Hernia was to small at 50mm.I believe it has to be above the 70mm mark.
This Dr, said it was a well known fact that large HHernias can cause AFib.
Mind u the Operation seemed to work for 9 days or so.
But all symptoms are back now even the Gerd type ones and pains in stomach which generally conincide with an attack.
Cadioversion. Failed.noneimplantation of an ICD
angioplasty x 7
replacement of ICD
jaw surgery at 23, back surgery at 35, Surgeryknee surgery about six months agoHad gall bladder removed a few years ago
Had hysterctomy about 14 years ago
Ear surgery back in 1966

Kidney stone removal in 2000
2 cardioversions (both helped for a short while), 1 flutter ablationNoneNo cardiac related surgery. none recommended unless I break through medication,in which case two specialists seem to prefer a pacemaker to ablationNoneNone pertaining to the heartNonenoneNonenone majortwo ablations in 2000 [cured AFlutter 100%]

Ablation in 2001 [helped AFib but still on meds]
NONE.pacing study while undergoing angiogram. Results were good.
Could not induce any aryhthmia.
Tonsils removed
TMJ
NoneAppendectomy, tonsilectomy.Had Catherization and EP Study in November, found 2 short circuits, ablated and wallah no more meds so far.NoneJust ablation and pacemaker 7 years ago. It's lifespan is almost over now, so I'll have to have a new one in next twelve months. noneFive years ago angioplasty and stent for blocked right coronary artery .open-heart surgerySurgeryhysterectomy in 1971Failed AF ablation in 1994
AV Node Ablation and pacemaker in Sep 2001
2 ablations, 6 cardioversions.....2-stage pacemaker installedNothing for the heart...yet. Did have an attempted ablation, unsuccessful, but I don't consider that "surgery", more of a "procedure".Hearnia repair, rhino plastyEP study 1990
WPW ablation 1990
EP study 1990
EP study 1992
AF ablation 1999
Hysterectomy 30 years ago, plus minor procedures not requiring major operation.nonegall bladder no heart surgeryNonePacemaker in September of 2001
Laparoscopic gall bladder removal in March 2002
None
Two cardioversions
Cardiac catherization
noneOpen heart surgery 1982 to repair the mitral valve.

EPS was done in May 2001. They couldn't find anything they could ablate. They did find that I had 'dual retrograde AV nodal pathways'. But these could not be made to induce SVT.
NoneMinor rectal surgery. 19952 ablationsMarch 1991-cardiac ablation which failed, and a single chamber pacer installed.

May 1991-Another cardiac ablation witch failed and a dual chamber pacer installed.

November 1998-Pacer was changed.
Catheter ablation (EPS - electrophysiology study) by a pretty neat heart imaging device by ... damn I can't remember. Get back to you on this.cardiovesion x 3
radiofrequency ablation - cured flutter but not fibrillation
Tonsillectomy at about age 4.
Radical prostatectomy, 1996.
Flutter ablation, 1997.
None heart related.SurgeryLeft pulmonary vein ablation
Flutter ablation
None

Had 24 Holter test while in full AF episode.
Varicose veins 40 years ago and a hernia in 1998.Major dental surgery within the past two yearsNoneNone.2 EP studies to ablate junctional tachycardia.

Participated in experimental protocol testing linear catheter ablation technique which was to emulate maze technique to eliminate AF. Completed 3 ablations in protocol, 1 on right atrium, 2 on left. AF symptoms were reduced for a limited time from procedure.
5 EP studies
RF Ablation 10 years ago (2 sessions) - 13 burns.
tonsils/wisdom teeth/tubes in ears for infections as a childAs mentioned above, I believe that the gallbladder surgery in 1991 precipitated my atrial fibrillation. I have two other surgeries since and neither brought on another bout with fibrillation. I did notice however that after my eye surgery in 2001 that my heart rate was very low, I estimate in the 40's the night after the surgery. Again, it was fine when I was sitting, but upon laying down in bed it became very slow. This should be taken into account by anyone having surgery as bradycardia is common. Quadruple bypass 12 years ago.
Three of the four grafts failed.
One stent installed 2 years ago.
noneablation 11-00 cardiversion 12-00First onset of AF was placed in the hospital three days on Coumadin, Amiodorone and Diltiazem. Did not convert. Went back to hospital approx 1 month later for cardioversion. Hit me three times, did not convert. Had heart catheterization for suspected blockage from nuclear stress test. No blockage found.
In hospital January 23 for Tikosyn therapy. converted third day. NSR since that time 6+ months
noneechocardiogram showed no faults except slightly enlarged atrium which is normal for this condition.cardioversion failed after 4 shocks at 360 joules3 cardioversionsangioplasty, August 1998Radio frequency ablation - unsucessful
MAZE - 1/11/01
2 medial cartilege right knee surgeries (1971 and arthoscopy 1987)
gall bladder removed December 2000
salivary gland removed approx. 1990
nonenoneSurgeryHad heart cath. in 96 ,every thing was clear.Had aortic and mitral valve replaced with St. Judes mechanical valves in 98. Had 3 cardioversions along the way. EP Study with ablation for Atrial Flutter and implant of pacemaker, had cardioversion at that time because of a fibAppendix, 2 caesarians, vein stripping [varicose veins], d&c.shoulder sugery 1996
focal ablation sept 1999


Gall bladder 1972None except tonsils as a childNoneNoneAppendix removed (after bursting) 1986.Heart attack in 1993 - I had angioplasty twice: the second angioplasty tore my coronary artery which started the artery to spasm. The afib bouts didn't start until 1999.ablation of left pulmonary vein 11/9/2000
ablation for atrial flutter 11/21/2000
Two biopsy surgeries for breast tumors (both benign)nononeNonepacemaker 16 years ago
AV node ablation a few years ago
None for heart.NoneNo serious surgeriesHad heart catheratization that found heart okay.
VasectomyOriginally not thought suitable for ablation, now scheduled for a flutter-line ablation and possible PVA, if teh higher dofetilide dose doesn't workSurgerynone.Cardioversion for first episode only. All others reverted normally.None.several cardioversions
EP study
nonenonenone relatedhernia(before a-fib). TURP(prostate reduction)- no effect other having to get up fewer times during the night. Getting up quickly from the horizontal state often brought on a-fib. No surgery for AF - only for other reasons (Hysterectomy; Hernia surgery; Gallbladder removed) I came round from Hysterectomy to find myself wired up to ECG as I had gone into AF during surgery. I had lost 3 units of blood during the surgery and have often wondered if that may have been a contributory factor to start of AF as I had never suffered from it previously.noneNonecircumcision, two hernia repairs, gall bladder removal, radical mastoidectomyElectrocardioversion Dec 98 / May 99
Radio frequency ablation Aug 99 (cured atrial flutter but not a-fib)
admitted to Norfolk General abt 6 months ago to try 3 days of sotalol--no change so I was cardioverted and achieved NSR on the second try....except for two occasions of a-fib lasting abt 1/2 hour ,have stayed in NSR Many surgeries, but not relevant here.Tonsillectomy at age 4
Radical prostatectomy at age 69 (prostate cancer)
MIDCABNoneHad laser ablation done in two areas in right atrium. One change is my heart rate has gone from 60-70 to 80 to 100. Not used to that!NoneNoneTried RF ablation feb 1999 but unable to ablateNever had surgery. I'm 59 and have never been in a hospital overnight in my life. Maybe that's why I'm having a hard time dealing with this problem.SurgerynilNot considering Maze at this time.catheter ablation for suspected WPW pathway. none found! catheter ablation for atrial flutter circuit and preparation for trans septal pulmonary vein ablation. Am waiting to see the out come of the ultrasoud technic for this before proceeding.(the cleveland clinic)several surgeries, but no heart surgeryWithin a week after seeing the EP, I had a catheter ablation, which has helped for 18 months, but it could be because
I have been taking the amiodarone. At least I don't stay in AF as long or at as high a heart rate as before the
ablation.
Have now decided to undergo the maze procedure at the Cleveland Clinic because I can only see things getting
worse. The AF cure rate for the maze procedure is nearly 100%, and although it is open heart, it beats a lung
transplant. My EP is scheduling this procedure now and I hope to do it within 2 months.






noneEP Study No surgery for Atrial FibrillationMitral valve repair in 1992
Metal ring in mitral valve to facilitate reconstruction
NoneNoneN/AnoneWhile on a moniter, I registered three to 4 second pauses. A Kappa 700 Series Dual Pacemaker was implanted at Duke Medical Center on July 17, 2000. gall bladder - a few years ago. partial hysterectomy - many years ago. breast lumpectomy - also many years ago.NoneFeb 2005 Pulmonary vein ablation (and atrial flutter ablation)

Feb 2006 Second ablation - (last years flutter ablation was OK but 3 veins had reconnected)


Both ablations performed at Newcastle Freeman Hospital under Dr Steve Furniss
PlansLooking at diet and supplements.????Maintain current preventionsPlan is to switch from Multaq to Flecainide this week after an electrocardioversion a few days ago.Try to figure out what triggers my AFibTry to manage and optimise health, by diet lifestyle improvements. Vegetarian almost vegan, regular, daily walking.Try to control stress, by Mindfulness, meditation which seems to help a lot!Expect to start Coumadin soon
May try a Class III drug for a while and a cardioconversion
Thinking about the Maze procedure
Continue regular activities ... Play banjo .... Walks .... Dancing ... GardeningI plan to live a long and happy life. My wife is very supportive and we both live to create a stress free environment at home. I know that this thing won't kill me and I know that God Almighty has an appointed day to die for all of us. I feel that his plans for that day are afar off.To keep as fit and healthy as possible, to know more about this condition and what its implications are for the future.Considering ablation before condition gets much worst. Cardiologist said I look like a good candidate. He would refer me to an electrophysiologist if I wanted.Knee replacement Oct 2012Ablation in the next 12 monthsTrying not to go on to Sotalol because of all the side effects i keep hearing about.

I am thinking of asking my G.P.if I can see an E.P.
as they are the experts. Evidently most people in America with Atrial Fib regularly see one.
ablation if it doesn't settle downAs soon as I went on Warfarin, I cut right down on my alcohol intake, but did still have a couple of drinks on a Saturday night. However, with the large majority of my episodes occurring on a Sunday, I have now stopped drinking alcohol completely in the last month - my current episode proves that this is not a prevention, but I'm hopeful it will mean fewer of them.

I also aim to continue with the jogging which I took up after my "mini stroke" - I'm not sure it does any good as far as the AFib goes, but it's got to help my general health.
having a stress test at Cheltnham Hospital
Try and reduce excessive exercise
Trying to get watchman device implanted to reduce stroke riskExplore the relationship between AF and 21st century diet. Feel that it is associated with the sort of lives we lead and food we eat which is often lacking in the things we need most!

If I am sucessfull in continueing to controle my AF to some extent with diet and general 'wellness' regieme, producing paperwork/book to help others!

Do not intend to resort to drug therapy again.
not surereview of medication, currently being assessed form further surgery to deal with A FibComplete testing, start new medication and follow any other instructions from my cardiologistPotentially will require second RF Ablation.PlansFor the time being I observe and generate stat.data.Might comment in more detail by the end of 2012. See what happems from PVI
Come off all drugs on 20 September 2011
Try another ablation and lifestyle change. My ultimate goal is to not have to take medication for the next 50 years.??To find something that will stop the A-fibs. Sometimes they are so severe it feels like someone is using my heart for a punching bag, it makes me ill, nausea, dizziness, light headed, cold sweat. I am pretty much incompacitated during a severe attack.possible ablationTo build a social net work, and to find help with PTSD with out going bankrupted I'v had to go to the ER too many times for A-Fib and this is a financial drain.and makes me more depressed and anxious.Catheter Ablation in March 2011read more info on At Fib, and try to avoid the triggers.
Do not want to become a chronic at fibber!
seeing a nutritionist and planning for the suppliments of "taurine", "magnesium", "fish oil", "CoQ10" and maybe "l-carnitine" if I can obtain it in canada.
Others have reported NSR after dosing of these suppliments.
currently 75 days in normal sinus rhythmLive a healthy, active life that is free of the cursed atrial fibrillation.No plans. If condition deteriorates would consider surgical procedure.Keep seeing the consultant at Papworth, consider third ablation.Cardioversion on October 7, 2010. I will have my first (and only) cardioversion in Sept 2010No more overexhertion. To isolate exactly which foods stuffs I have an intolerance to.To be able to eat properly without triggering an attack. Can these intolerances be cured. Am going to try magnesium/potassium/taurine supplements.Hope Flecinide works for awhile
Explore possible surgical options.
Im having ablation in October and then wait and see I have to have more surgery on my feet but have to postpone everything until I have dealt with my heart6 months on Flecainide then hope to be weaned off. Consultant suggests cardioversion if further prolonged episode, and ablation if more experienced.

Will look into replacement of amalgam fillings.
Possible ablation after synthroid leveled
AblationStay alive as long as possiblePlansHope to stay out of afib and eliminate all medsTo follow through with this (electro-cardiologist) doc and see what she has to say about all this new data on me.Controlled withdrawal from Sotalol starts in 2 weeks

Losing weight and hope to withdraw Ramipril this summer as was never high BP but my first cardiologist wanted to rule out hypertension and he considered I was borderline. Personally I've never known a high BP reading.
Increase physical exercise, and remove alcohol to see if any affectrepeat echo & ekg on 3/19/2010 (locally) then move my care to an EP and women's cardiologistI am about to undertake an ablation as the AF is causing great distress. When I experience long episodes I feel very unwell with dizziness, vomiting & sweating and can not function with my daily life.
I am quite concerned about the procedure and am interested in other peoples experiences with ablation.
possible ablationDiscuss with Cardio to have AblationWould like to wean off the drugs if possible, considering abilation, but not until more effective and clotting threat lessens. Visiting allergist to see if they can find possible allergies. Looking for another docotor sho may try some different things instead of just claiming nothing can be done.2012- Let the ablation do it's thing and it is! Hoping that the pacemaker can come out after a year or so if the SA nerve comes back on line. They are giving me hope!

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2009- Not sure. Wishing for more alternatives. I DON'T want to be on drugs!

Considering ablation (fallowed by acupuncture0 but my surgeon says I have less than a 20-30% chance ablation will work in my case.

ablation plannedMonitor and stay aware of my optionsPossible procedure that will get me off these meds after meeting with a new EP in Ocala, FL, where an AF Lab is scheduled to open the first of 2010. Keeping my fingers crossed for this pursuit.
Continue to lose weight.
Keep up exercise.
Try to stay positive and keep stress at bay.
try to get off medicationAvoid consecutive nights of too much alcohol. More exerciseStay on natural meds as long as in NSR. Monitor ablation technology/outcomesAwaiting appointment with EP to talk about cather ablation.continue to monitor trigger events. Take magnesium supplimentsI'm going to explore ablation with my Dr. I don't care if I have to wait and am not considered priority I just don't want to be handcuffed by this for the rest of my life if I don't have to be.To hopefully once again regain a "normal" life. Right now I am still afraid to venture very far from home. Up until my diagnosis, I was an active adult. PlansPVA on 09/09/09 - I have a appt. on 7/31/09 and will see what the doctor tells me.I want to get this under control so that I can live a normal life.
seeking ablation information.........not just success stories to make an informed decision.I'm overwhelmed by this relatively new bombshell being diagnosed with AF. I've been on a binge of learning as much as I can since being released from the hospital yesterday(6.11.09). My doctors are baffled and still trying to determine why someone young, with no family history of AF, and in good health has atrial fibrillation. I will continue with the drugs for at least 6 months as advised by my doctor until evaluation.

I am troubled by the idea that I am not cured, even under medication, until what seems an inevitable surgery takes place sometime in the future. My doctor says that technology has been improving at a rapid pace and thinks I should hold off as long as possible. Still, should I have a stroke or simply just another episode, that advice seems awfully foolish.

Meanwhile, I hate the idea of being on medication (being American, I am not a fan of big pharma and our horribly expensive and inadequate medical industry, even though I am insured and can afford my treatment). I am a photojournalist and processing the idea of being limited in where I can visit and travel too based on my recent medical advice/warnings. However, being the father of two incredible boys (2 and 4), I am thankful that treatment exists and that there are others whose experience with AF I can learn from.
I don't want to have another ablation for fear of additional damage to my pulmonary veins. ablation???Hope the ablation corrected a-fib~still in healing phase. Doctor already said he has to go back in to correct a-flutter.

Hope to some day be medication free for a-fib/flutter...

If episodes increase, I might investigate an ablationWill continue to take Fish Oil, B Vitamins and Cardio nutrients as I feel less stressed out and less anxiety since I have been taking these supplements
Will continue to have Bicom Therapy as this also has helped tremendosley with desensitising of epinepherine (adreline) and Thyramine
atrial ablation within the next 2 monthsValve replacementi am due to have a heart monitor on for 7 days to see how things are, will continue with the flecainide until something else is decidedkeep on keeping onstop drinking for at least 6 monthsTo be A-Fib free.Trying to put off having my 3rd ablation for fear of damaging pulmonary vein.Try another beta blocker as Sotalol/Pacemaker not fully effective. Look into electrical cardioversioning/ablation solutions.Seek alternative solutionsTry meds for extended period of time. Wait and see how surgery progresses before trying again.Hoping that once my thyroid medication is balanced the AFib will clear up.

Possibly pay privately to see a proper EP as I currently see a general medicine doctor with an interest in Cardiology who seems to have no interest in me. I need to get my AFib managed more effectively.
Would like to HAVE a future & if I can get rid of this I might. Am trying to get a doctor to submit a provider request to my Insurance company for prior authorization for me to be seen at the Mayo Clinic so I can see an Electrophysiologist and find out if I really have both PSVT and RAF of just one or the other and what type(s) and hopefully get ablation and all the questions answered that go with it as I am still not sure what is going on and have MANY moe questions than answers.To eat better diet and be fitter again as AF does tolerate excercise so well.
I was at a good level of fitness prior to AF recurrence in 05.
I will be taken off the flecanide in december 08 and also the coumadin( I think).
If I have no further episodes in the next month I will be taken off the monocor.
If I have further episodes I will require another procedure which will not be as long or complicated as the one I have just undergone.
Plansto get this fixed and back to my lifestill evaluating and wondering if i should go for ablationjust wait and see since it is not so bad.Hopefully to live without episodes of irregular heartbeatGET OFF MEDS. AND BE CURED BY IODINE THERAPYTo continue to monitor this condition with assistance from GPPlay for England!

continue on coumadine for three to six months. May be able to cease taking depending on how I do during this period of time
Second AblationHopefully theres a cure out there for me. I'm getting really tired of being cardioverted.-continue seeking solution for A fib.
-Trying to lose weight...haven't had much luck over the years. Tried numerous diets & exercise regimens. Eat a very healthy diet, so I'm trying to eat less of it.
-Work in construction, so was very active prior to 1st major Afib attack 10/2007....can't do much anymore.

-Also, a CT shows I have enlarged lymph nodes in chest area...had subsequent bronchoscopy with biopsy(s). Showed lymphs are "stained black"...usually only seen in coal miners or their family (exposure thru dust on clothing). Now, I'm to see Thoracic surgeon in 10 days for consult on surgical biopsy of lymphs in chest. Dr. doesn't think it has anything to do w/Afib. Who knows?!

July 29,2008: had mediastinoscopy for biopsy of chest lymph
glands....results show no lymphoma (praise God!). Cardiac/Thoracic surgeon and pulmonary dr say it is Sarcoidosis. They believe the a-fib is due to it. Only treatment really is prednisone (steroids). As I'm already obese and have only 1 kidney, I won't be taking steroids at this time. Should symptoms get worse, then I may have to reconsider.
The a-fib is better recently...still have "hard" palpitations sometines, but the rate problems are mostly under control. Do have mild to moderate palpitations fairly often, but it is tolerable. Most of the many other symptoms that I have of sarcoidosis are mild to moderate and fairly tolerable at this time. (to see the list of symptoms go to: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/sarc/sar_signsandsymptoms.html
Live with it. I have researched various sites on the Internet, nothing seems to be a perfect solution. I have recently read about an ICD, or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, I may ask my cardiologist about it.Hope ablation works and I can eliminate all medicationLoose weight, get cholestrol down, get back to work.contemplating ablation hoping that losing some weight and being able to exercise more, will maybe lessen my episodes of AFib - worth a try anyway.Appreciate my good fortune and carry onscheduled for Tikosyn loading on 5/22/08To somehow try to get my life back. I just became a grandmother for the first time on 3/27/08 and I want to be around for my new grandson and for my family. I'm only 49, but this disease has aged me years in the few months I've had it. PlansHopefully this ablation has done the trick. Plan to maintain healthy lifestyle and lose some weight, get back to more exercise and enjoy life.Hope to either maintain a reasonable equilibrium using medication with the odd cardioversion on any relapse or if things worsen to have another Pulmonary vein isolation or other ablation as necesaryTo enjoy having my life back!Possible ablation. EP says 'I am heading towards an ablation'Keep taking meds until surgery is a valid option.keep searching for an answer to make this "go away"Not sure, just want to go back to my old life.Want to explore more options. Would like to find good doctor, alternative to lifelong medications and do not wish to go through random ablations. Working to learn as much as possible. Dr. appointment on Friday 1/11/08 may try and do another ablation although the thought is a little scary but I am getting really tired of AFibavoid ablation until it achieves a better success rate;
postpone AF episodes as much as possible
wondering if I should have ablation procedure?Resume normal active life style. Return to teaching, high school science, with some new colorful stories for my students.
Researching the pros and cons of various A-Fib treatments. Thinking about going to the University of Arizona Medical Center, in Tucson, to consult with Electro physiologists there.
stick with curent fix for now,hope that I will not need ablation in future. A pacemaker is not an option!Cardioversion at end of NovemberSeeking a second opinion! The Canadian cardiologist I saw was incompetent and should probably have his licence revoked. A tough one. I am re-enlisting with the Army and wish to keep the condition quiet. Exercise and physical exertion seem to have no bearing on any attacks I have, though the lack of sleep during training could be a problem, for that reason I am going to try and control it the way I am doing currently. If I am refused entry or the paroxysms become more frequent I shall consider ablation.hope to get ablation in 2008Improve physical conditioning
lower triglycerides
I am awaiting an appointment with my local cardioligist. i have seen one privately in 2006 who felt sure my af was due to my hiatus hernia diagnosed in 1997 ekg showed my heart muscle to be 10% larger than usual probably due to the cardio exercise i do (running, cycling etc...) and i also have non specific t wave flattening (whats that then?)Planshave spoke about surgery to consultant and about a pacemaker but they do not wish to go that road yetcardioversionLive as normally as I canTo get off tenormini hope to over come this. but i think its a life long process. i do alot of research and hoping of finding diffrent ways to cope.havnt made any, feel too ill most of the time. although my daughter emigrates to Australia soon and I would like to visit every couple of years if it is possible.Wait and see, no doubt I will get another episode and need a DC cardioversionConsidering Catheter ablation and obtaining info on maze treatmentJust wait and hope it stays under controlHave consulted cardiologist for 20 years, multitude of tests confirm LAF
Plan to consult electrophysiologist to look again for cause;
Live!keep feeling this good as long as possibleKeep taking flecainide and enquire re ablationDue for catheter ablation in Paris in July 2007.

Update - ablation completed. NSR for the week following. Some tachycardia events but no irregularities. The medical treatment in Paris under Dr. Cauchmez has been excellent. Not on any antiarrythmic drugs.
The procedure was approx. 5 hrs and concentrated on the left pulmonary vein with a total of 80 burns. Hope to feel better and better as healing process continues.
Will try to keep on with the current regimecomplete drug treatment in a few weeks. then start aspirin and hope the ablation sticks.Stay healthyinvestigate left atrial ablation and exclusion of the left atrial appendageGone back to normal exercise cycling, running, bushwalking with more attention to recovery periods. Plan to switch from gatorade to a sports drink that contains magnesium. May give taurine a go.I am seeing an electrophysiologist at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan. I am considering pulmonary vein ablation in the future. ...Maybe even ultrasound ablation.Stick with atenololI want to get off Amiodarone as it doesnt seen to work, my pulse is always around 105 bpm at rest, it usually goes up to around 180 when exerecising.
Will try another drug, try to get fit, lose weight and try to cut down on alcohol, currently drink around 8 units a day(2 cans of strong larger)
Planslive with itunknown - looking for answersunsureTx, above under preventions

Activity- camping, hiking, biking as tolerated.
NAperaphs ablation will become a more feasible option as the quality of life becomes more and more impacted.Try to keep my spirits up, try to beat this darn thing. Try to keep my doctor apts. Try to keep my sense of humour and try to keep my composure.Would like to have ablation or some form of corrective surgery if possible.Doctor has said that they would probably not consider me for this.Possibly because of heart attack.Ectopic beats are getting more intense and more frequent. Some nights I only get several hours of sleep as they wake me up.

I have been going to Mayo clinic for tests and this is still continuing.
Would like to try my first cardioversion. Was scheduled for one at St.Lukes in Jacksonville on March 28, 2007 but got sick with a upper respiratory infection - had to cancel. Was so looking forward to it. Had about 4 months to get 4 readings in a row of PT/INR. Not giving up!Wait and see if last ablation successfulhaving a 24hr ecg tape fitted

echo cardiogram
right now I am preparing for an ablationLay off the drugs, try to limit alcohol binges.still have check ups, I swim 3 times a week about 2km, find that my recovery time from hard extreme physical exercise is good. Trying to establish best medication/eating routine.appointment with cardiac specialist booked for june 2007 to review current possition in light of the recent increase in frquency of eventsScheduled for Pulmonary vein ablation at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio March 19.Could give me Left A-flutter or other complications but I'm praying not.I plan to exercise more and lose weight while I still feel well enough to. Am trying to give up alcohol completely but it's proving more difficult than I would've thought. Will probably try some of the vitamin therapies. Hopefully they'll come up with a reliable permanent solution in the next few years. I have my doubts about this - except for the stroke risk they don't seem to take it that seriously.Am interested in ablation therapy but consultant hasn't suggested it.hope that medications control AF, control blood pressure, diet, exercise, weight controlif i go 6 months on current meds withiut an attack,i plan to try to cut back tp 100mgs/day of flecainide.plan to maintain aspirin therapy based on current literature.Plansdiscontinue amiodarone
ablations - flutter and PVI
Lose weight.stay on medications, keep blood pressure under control along with heart rate. may consider another ablation in the future.Try to stop worrying about it. Distract myself when episode occurs. I am considering Ablation, I want my life back!I am otherwise in great condition, eat right, excerise, dont drink in excess, no smoking. I guess I'll keep that up!May agree to try ablation, EP is trying to convince me this is worth a shot, putting off PM as long as possible.Get rid of some of these pills and hopefully the pacemaker and defibillator do their job.hope to actually feel better - and perhaps be allowed back home from Nursing home. I left a healthy 80 year old just shy of 1 year ago and am now a near invalid.To keep going! Enjoy life and to let AF live with me and not me live with it!Gradually increase my exercise level, keeping good records of everything I do. If I have another episode that appears to be related to exercise, I will scale back again.To continue to work as a nurse and retire at age 66 so I can travel with my husbandTo live a life of moderation, i.e. less food, alcohol and stress whenever possible. I don`t fancy any of the surgical options as yet, as the results gained don`t seem to outweigh the risks.
Eagerly awaiting a cure.
May opt for ablation2nd try at cardioversion with sotalolTo stop getting A-Fib! Which means no or very moderate drinking, smaller meals and more exercise.To live my life and treat my endo (limited on that because of afib).I need suggestions how to manage things. Otherwise, I feel overwhelmed by what needs doing and how I am feeling. No one in my family knows how little strength I have at times and I don't like to complain.PlansHolding my breath to see if the ablation works. Planning to lose 10-15 lbs, eat a lot healthier, stay on supplements, and reduce stress whenever possible. Am hoping to avoid pacemaker, although one cardiologist thought I should have one and a defibrilator because of my family history. Dr. Morady has said it is rare for those who have had my type of ablation to need one. My normal BP and pulse are fairly low, but when I'm not in AFIB, I have all the energy I need for "normal" living. Can't play tennis or do aerobics any longer, but my golf game has improved. :-)Changing from Sotalol to Flecainide with Bisoprolol within the next 2 weeks as suggested by my Cardiologist.

Cardiologist also suggested a PVIA which I will give serious conseration to if the Flecainide doesnt work.
Working with new Electrophysialogist and alternative medicine MD.I've tried all of the control medications and none have worked and all have side effects. Failed attempt at curing AF with an ablation. Considering an AV node ablation with pacemaker but I'm not sure that it will work for meHope to gain control of AF episodes. Hope to return to more sedintary employment so episodes will be less debilitating.wait for a better ablation procedureI have been put on the waiting list for a PVI procedure at the Cardio Thoracic Centre Liverpool.Update, have just been given a date of early November
Update, now 8 months after PVI and so far no more A/F. Would hesitate to say I am cured in case I tempted the "beast" back but have been in NSR since the procedure and have just had occasional "missed" beats.
am attending school for business degree.
would like to have another child in future.
scheduled for cox maze procedure with mital and tricuspid valve repair/replacement
Try and stay ALIVE!!!Wanted to have an ablation but the specialist won't operate. I have multiple new cells that are firing and he says he cant get them all and it would take too long.
Will carry on with the medication and wait for medical science to come up with a new treatment.
Finish my degree this year!!!!
hope to be able to take medication to regularize heart rhythm (flecainide?)more sleep, less stress, maintain vitamins and nutrient supplements, minimize refined sugar intake, maintain regular exercise. May undergo an ablation if problem becomes too frequent and of longer durations. Trying to remain unstressed but this is unlikely in present situation.Ablation since Tykosyn doesn't seem to work.I want to feel a lot better than I do.Considering Mini Mazehave twin boys aged one so want to remain a fit
father.am doing all things in moderation at moment.
also to keep getting opinions as feel that each
consultant has different ideas and new methods coming in.
Weight loss attemptLoose weight and use the flecainide when I have an episode as this shortens its duration significantly. Keep off caffiene in all forms.Try to beat it and not let it get me down. Cardiologist thinks I might be customer for Pulmonary Vein Ablation...Would like to avoid it as success rate not guaranteed. There might be other options in a few years if necessary
Give myself breaks and try to slow down a little.
Try to avoid stress and pushing myself physically but important to maintain physical exercise and fitness.
Come off Flecanide
Try to cure myself with good Nutrition and supplements. Experiment with lowering food intake of high glycaemic foods. Find out whether I need to increse potassium? and generaly be more specific with supplement dosages
Have my Thyroid checked.
Trying to stay on meds as long as I can - before I have to have any procedure. Trying to avoid going on amiodarone - maybe unavoidable if I run out of options.second ablation July 2006PlansWould like to find a cure. Dr. wants me to take warfarin but I don't want to.Since 99% of my AF episodes are triggered by the AVNRT, my EP will probably later this year try to ablate the extra bundle near my AV-node again.Repeating cardioversion. With NHS meant 6 month wait so paying to go private (planned for July 2006).
Not put on anti-arrythmics after first cv, plan is to start after next cv.
If cvs not long term effective then consider PVA.
considering either a PVIA or a Wolf Mini MazeMONITORING. LET'S SEE WHAT DEVELOPS WITH MEDICATIONS AND ABLATIONS. NO RUSH. CONTINUE EXERCISE BUT WITHOUT STRESS OF MAX OUTPUT RACING.I hope to be taken off of meds and maintain NSR, ie, cured.Planning on another attempt at Cardio--version (1st one failed).Meeting an EP for the 1st time 26th June.Hoping to get back to NSR and will have ablation if I'm a suitable candidate.In October will consult w/ Dr. Undesser on need/possibility of second ablation.Am considering PVI

Update 24/10/06: Underwent PVI on 7th at Glenfields Hospital (Dr. Stafford). Quite a daunting procedure but certainly didn't hurt as much as I was led to expect. Will have a good idea after three months if it's been successful. It may be of interest to others that I exercise really hard on a bike (though not when I have the symptoms). I can cycle at 75% of max heart rate for quite a while and can work my heart rate up to 90% max on a climb (I have a polar heart rate monitor). I'm convinced that exercise isn't a trigger.
Looking for a skilled physician for the ablation None - awaiting further deterioration before doctors will take any significant action.I plan to continue to research adrenal function and electrolyte balance and try to find ways to improve my adrenals function and get off hydrocortisone. I do not have Addison's, but have low function. My adrenal situation underlies my a-fib. I am sure of it.

If over the next years I am unable to find some solutions and improve my adrenal situation and if my a-fib worsens, then I will probably seek ablation in India. I currently do not have good insurance and they will get out of anything I try to do here in the US or pay next to nothing. So, I have limited options at this time.
get on wth my life and dont let it get me downKEEP ELIMINATING THINGS THAT TRIGGER AFcardioversion, soon. Deal with diabetes because at least there's something I can do to address that...PURSUE OTHER TREATMENTStry and not get overly worried and paranoid! It is a distressing condition but I am no where near as bad as some on this site. Hopefully they will find a cure once they stop wasting NHS money on none life threatning cases! Just started Propafenone in hospital this May. Next option Dofetilide or ablation.waiting on science to make this better, maybe an ablationWill proceed with an ablation in 2006.Try and beat this thing. Eat right and lose weight.Scheduled for ablation at MUSC Charleston but concerned over potential adverse complications. Seeking second opinion at Cleveland Heart then will decide whether to go ahead or wait until procedure is safer. Time (my age) is against waiting too long.

Scheduled to see my GYN to see if this is triggered by hormones. May try progesterone.
Planstry to keep the stress down, lose some weightAvoid known triggers and buy time until the technology matures for cardiac ablation and long term outcomes start to emerge.

I am reluctant to have pva because of the irreversability of the decision - but I still consider it.
wait another 3 years and see if it occurs again!Looking at Ablation-but my DR. seems to think I should try the defibrillater-meds at this timeWatch and WaitVery discouraged as I thought the cardiac ablation would virtually eliminate the AF episodes.To see an electrophysiologist. Lose weight. Avoid preservatives in foods.Considering procedures being seen in the news to alleviate problem with heart beatReturn to Cleveland Clinic for a followup in Oct 2006.Think of changing my diet

Increase exercise
may have second
I get on with things as normal as possible when not in af. I try not to worry. (not easy)

I do not know when af will happen, But usually once a month.

I find my legs go very weak, unable to get up the stairs and then usually that night I will go into af. I wake up
in af and it will be afew hours after my next tablets that it will kick out again.
My regular cardiologist refers to his 30 years of experience in telling me that "Afib is inevitable, but that with continuation of medications, survival rate is unchanged". He also warns of the possibility of accidental uncorrectable narrowing of the pulmonary veins during another procedure. I feel tired all the time. His attitude is that since I am 72 years old and retired, I should sit back and smell the roses, enjoying what I have instead of fretting over what I can't do. Unfortunately, I can't persuade him to come over to my haose and take the garbage out to the street, or mow the lawn, or plow the driveway. Sitting, watching TV and snacking isn't good, either!

Dr. Morady, at University of Michigan hospital, feels that It is worth another try at ablation. He is well versed enough in the condition to have published papers on it, so I have confidence in him.

So-o-o-o, I am going back in on February 16th for another shot at it, hoping that "The third time will be the charm."
I plan ablation in the next few years. But a lot has changed in the last 10-11 years. When I first got this the only option involved open heart surgery. And at 30-31 that was not a good option. I have managed to keep this under relative control even though i have continued a relatively poor lifestyle.ie smoking,alcohol,smokin,.
I expect that the technology will continue to offer new options as it has so far I expect that before i reach upper 40's that I will seek a perminate soltion to this problem.
At the moment I am waiting it out. The UK seems a bit behind the States and France with regard to ablations. Also, due to the complicated pattern of electrical impulses that make up my very erratic heart beat, I have been told that it may be difficult to ablate my heart anyway.I am now on a waiting list to get PVA. I was told that I was a good candidate for PVA. I am hopeful for the future.UncertainKeep hiking, paddling, brush clearing, walking.

My cardiologist plans to do another echocardiogram this month and said he may recommend removing the warfarin and reducing the sotalol if that goes well.
Looking at possible third PVA, jury still out but not looking good.Just want to find a cure so that I can live a normal life again.cardioversion and long term beta blockerNo ideaPray alot.not suremay ask to have maze surgeryPlansCardiologist says he will do an ablation when I want it. It depends on how much it bothers me. Right now, I am living with it, but it annoys me that it affects my running. I am able to stop running when an attack happens, stop the attack, and continue running, but I am not sure how long I can get away with this.Watch what I eat and drink. Treadmill in mid February.Under a specialist consultant in local NHS hospital (annnual consultations).Contemplating procedure involving using wire in artery to "kill rogue cells" which cause the electrical irregularity.Consultant is reticent about performing this procedure if the drugs are effective as the success rate is low (30-40%).I would if at all possible like to get off the drugs LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO SEE MY SON HAVE A CHILD Have given up alcohol to see if it is the only trigger.
If it is I will rejoice as a teetotaller.
If not, then I will continue to keep a journal to try and find out what it can be.
continue with current txConsidering getting the cathater ablation, however I want to wait until I find an extremely experienced doctor and/or find out more about the procedure. I am becoming convinced that the Mini-maze procedure offers the best hope to get rid of this condition once and for all. I hope to wait a couple of years until the procedure becomes established in Sydney.starting flecainide tomorrowKeep on living: Try to get some of my strength back. Would like to feel useful again.AblationPlan to continue working for two years than retire. Would like others to know about this Atrial Fibrillation which can become all consuming in one's life.Hope to have some form of ablation to be cured.I plan to pursue alternative therapies for now.getting on with lifePossibly ICD pacing and/or pulmonary vein ablation.Considering ablation procedure next winter if my AF condition does not improveContinued weight loss. Improved exercise program.
Stick to medications. Continue taking fish oil and consider additional vitamins and minerals that may benefit me including Taurine, CoQ10, Copper, L-Arginine.
About to try Rhythmol.
Reduce load on adrenals caused by low level food allergies and stress, increase fish oils, cont current levels of Mg and CoQ10, add flax seed oil - explore Resveratol, Berberine, and Chinese medicinal herbs - get tested for H. Pylori infection, increase exercise very gradually, retire from stressful job Dr, Wants to cardiovert in three weeks
He said if I can't convert will go in hospital to be placed on antiarrythmic drugs
Just gotta get on with it. I have 3 young children and a wife getting over skin cancer, although she's dealing with it better than me! So just try to keep telling myself it ain't that bad!!

Coming from an Irish/Musical upbringing alcohol/smoking and late nights have always been a big part of my social life! Trying to resist overdoing the alcohol.
Another cardioversion. (The last one was good for nearly three years, then I slipped back into caffeine and alcohol. Won't do that again.)Continue to exercise, keep healthy, Plansfor what??loss of weight and regular eating habits.
avoiding triggers.
regular check-ups with cardiologist.
regular exercise routine
Waiting to see a cardiologist in a month's time.Management of triggers and preventions.Second EP study with possible ablation.Still trying drug therapy, modest life-style changes.
Carry On!!Try to get of Cardarone as everyone says you cannot take this forever (However I take it for 3 years now and aside from some sleeping disorders I do not feel any aggravating side effects)
I try to get a fair idea on PVA history for others with +/-same age and condition.
Will come back and fill this part in. I'm not sure. Investigating Ablation. Appointment with Cardiologist next week.Delay having to take Atenolol for as long as I possibly canI would like too be able too walk without being out of breath like I use too, I just want to be in normal rythmTo be afib free after the procedure I just had!
Fingers crossedThinking about surgery but need to do a lot of research firstDischarged 10/07 from Dr Roy John, head of EP lab at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MAOn Rhythmol now. If this does not stop the episodes, the doctor recommends ablation.Too early to telli am on my 2nd cardiologist. he is informative, encouraging and reassuring about my a-fib. however, i have an appointment to see a rythum specialist to further educate myself on this fustrating problem. i look forward to hearing what she will say. Wait and see. Ablation will only be considered as a very last resort.Went onto Tikosyn hoping for help but finally had an ablation July 07 which did not succeed and planning on a second one but maybe with another doctor.Stay in NSR

Get off Meds
Remove as much stress / anxiety from our lives with early retirement and live a smoke free, non drinking, simpler life.Planscryo-ablationNone unless the afib gets worseWait & see... if Verapamil keeps the episodes down. Considering the mini-mazeWill see how amiodarone plays out as I've been on & of it a few times(presently back on). Would consider ablation to get of meds but need to know more about success rate. Would appreciate hearing from others who had this procedure done.Possible Ablation PVI, etc.
Concerned about stenosis
Plane to have pulmonary vein ablation Waiting for further investigation - while coping with the condition. I have made a decision to do a degree course and further my education in september,I am a firm believer in life long learningif it continues and if it increase frequency i will take my chance for another ablation. Since the last one i have started taking medication. Hopefully it will prevent new episodetravel, gardening, walking, urban pedestrian advocacy,
bicycling, lifelong learning
Cardiologist has suggested an ablation may be a possibility if still having problems in 6-9 months. However last few years have been extremely stressful and this stress should be significantly reduced over the next few, so am hoping this will eliminate the AF. Am also trying to avoid medication as long as I can.meds for a year or two, then to consider ablation as thechnologies evolve.would like catheter ablation treatment eventually but cardiologist advises waiting until more research on use of the technique for Afib has been carried out.
Currently, main aim is to keep in sinus rhythm as much as possible.
Being more open about this condition and learning more about it. A healthy life style, trying to avoid the things that set me off. If this doesn't help I will take whatever steps I need to to cure this. Looking to catch this on an EKG, hope to have an ablation to cure it. Appointment with EP, april 11. Considering new medication or new ablation. I'm pretty much bewildered.Continue on Betapace and see what happens. Although very very difficult try not to think so much about the next episode. Keep on looking. Have heard that a Herbal practioner in Christchurch N.Z. Has had some success treating A.F. If all else fails we will give him a shot.
30. 04.05. Found herbal practioner in Tauranga and she is very good. He has stated magnesium potssium and Vitamin 'C'.
if it doesnt revert,will probably have cardio version in 3 weeksHopefully to keep working, somehow. Hope to remain free of atrial fibrillation permanently.PlansNoneREturn to previous EP or investigate new EP or procudure.
Have been experiencing some increasing SOB and concerned with pulmonary stenosis.
depending upon outcome of meds I may have to have a surgical procedure in the coming years.Replacement of Aortic and Mitral valvesPlan to have AF ablation when technique improvesjust wish these would stopSeeking pulmonary vein isolation surgery from the Cleveland Clinic.Try to keep my job and fight like hell!!!!!!!!!!!Meeting at MGH on Feb 17 to review these tests: VQ, echocardigram, stress test. To learn all I can about the condition and pay close attention to the dos an don'ts of my own bodyMarch 2005 Awaiting angiography. and possible second cardioversion.
27.5.05 angiogram done, results normal, no atheroma, heart normal size.
Electro Cardioversion with amiodarone medication was to be next step. However thyroid function test was borderline, my cardiologist did not want to use amiodarone, as this will further effect my thyroid. He felt that he had reached the limits of his treatments. As all tests to-date have been normal I have been referred to Freeman hospital, which is a specialist heart centre, and an electrophysiologist for further treatment.
10.8.05 new cardiologist has found my latest echo shows heart normal but evidence of pulmonary hypertension, still waiting to have the cause diagnosed.
Update 27.3.06. still on same medications. pulmonary hypertension investigated, most likely due to back pressure from AF. new diagnosis of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. Next review with consultant, 26.5.06.
27.5.06 Afib occuring more frequently over past weeks. Saw consultant today meds changed from Sotalol to Flecainide 50mg bd.
Investigate alternatives to Sotalol (except Amiodarone) and possibly RFI ablationeperiment with different medication until I find one which slows the heart rate down to a point that when I get the Afb it wont cause pulmonary andema.drugs first (flecainide)I have confirmed the connection between my vagal AF and Lipitor (see below), as well as ozone (air cleaner). Now am reducing meds further since I switched to a vegan diet (see "The China Study"). I am trying to reduce the Flecainide due to the side effects (see below, with iron).
Looking into possibility of having an ablation, on top of losing my excess weight.Just to get on with life. In the past the fatigue would really get me down and stop me from doing things. I also intend to lose some weight and generally increase my fitness levels, which is something I just didn't have the energy to do before.Continue research and experimentation with meds to determine ALL my triggers, and to find a balance of meds that does not cause nightmares, resulting in anxiety and poor sleep quality.wait as long as I can stand it until the procedures are perfected and advanced.Plansdon't now but want to try vitamin E to try as have read that it may have the same effect as Warafin. Would also like to see if herbal/homeopathy would help. Herbs like Hawthorn for example. Find a way to stay out of AFIB!Relax, especially when eating and take the acid and enzymesGet fit, lose weight, eat lots of fresh fruit and veg, no food preservatives(sodium nitrate etc)and then when two biological half-lives of the Amiodarone drug have elapsed (210 days), commence a reduction of the verapamil dosage, a progressive step reduction of 50mg at-a-time, over a 12 month period to nil.
Will stay on the Cartia (asprin)100mg per day for life.
Get off the drugs for AF... or take something else... or pack in competitive cycling if performance does not come back to "normal". Anyone got a clue ?5/2005 left atrium ablation - new technique3rd ablation soon, all 4 pulmonary veins etcMeds. Would love to have it ablated so it is gone forever but it is not severe enough for that.My doctors expect that I will have radiofrequency ablation at some future date - expected to be when the technology improves sufficiently to move the risk/reward ratio sufficiently in favour of the procedure.

Hope & pray!
Hope for the best!Considering a second "touch-up" procedure.As conditions gets worst get a PVA, more aggressive blood thinners Awaiting evaluation for ablation, either by drugs or electrophysiology.I have never been offered Ablation, I only found out via the internet of it's existence, I might not be suitable but I aim to find out. Keep reseaching to try and find non drug related means of lessening the effects of the AF. Keep listening to fellow sufferers, this site has been a great help tonight, thankyou all.
Oh and I need to find out what this "Maze" treatment is.
Awaiting second ablation at Papworth hospital, listed
before christmas 2004.
Ablation worked for me until the Amioderone kicked off
the thyroid which in turn started the AF.The very thing
that was supposed to help, hindered.
To anyone prevaricating about cathater ablation I
recommend the procedure. Its blissful experiencing a drug free life in normal sinus rythm if only fot a short while.
Plan to read up on the relationship if any between swallowing reflex problems, abdominal pain, subscapularis muscle and related neurolymphatic and neurovascular points. And breathwork.I was put on 200 mg Amiodarone when Flecainide stopped working. The Flecainide kept me AF free for 6 months, but by the 9 month mark, I was back to 5 episodes per week. So far, I am 2 months AF free with the Amiodarone. I don't know how long this will last, but I hope for a long time. Perhaps long term, I can switch between the two, and they will maintain their effacacy.Perhaps ablation once the technique matures further and if I decide to get my PFO fixed.Had final 48-hour Holter in June 2006, after which I got off Coumadin and am down to just Lipitor and aspirin as cardiac-related meds. Activities at that point were, and continue to be, unrestricted. I am taking it one procedure at a time assuming the rfa worked which I will find out on sept 30th, the I want to take care of the HOCM symptoms, I hope to convince my DR. that a Septal Myectomy is the way to go. I am also hoping go back to work and to continue my education in the field of forensic science. Have eased back on exercise to rest for a while - walking only. Trying also to reduce work stress and keep digestion under control, which got really bad after first episodes because of worry and I think triggered two episodes. Although episodes went from nothing to almost weekly in space of couple of months, have not had any episodes for three weeks since eased back and got my digestion better under control. Will simply try to avoid triggers and gently ease back into exercise - in simple terms act my age!Take my medicine and exercise
Listening seriously to all the histories of PVAs--may go that route if my episodes get me down. (Usually I stay below 120 bpm which I am adapting to)
PlansMagnesium supplementFind a specialist to find out exactly what kind of A-fib I have and options if I continue having episodes.LAY OFF THE BOOZE
STOPPED SMOKING 14 YEARS AGO
LOOSE WEIGHT
Review other medication options
PAV
3rd ablationanother ablation to fix atrial flutterEP Study in 2005 discovered 3 flutter circuits on the right side of the heart and Afib on the left side. Flutter ablated....determined too risky to go after Afib. Will wait and see if I can live with Afib alone...I was more intolerant to the flutter....KEEP POSITIVE KEEP LISTENING TO MY DOCTOR
IF DETERIORATION THEM SEEK ABLATION.
find how others with my similar problem (septal defect, congenital) are being treated- esp patients my age rangeI have an appointment with Dr Gill of Guys and St. Thomas's in London on 12th August with a view to ablation - Don't know if I'm ready for this yet. I might not even be a suitable candidate - I have lots of questions for him.

considering ablation, probably won't do it, comfortable at about 85% of normal energy level, no "episodes"stay in NSR . retire in no more than 5 years.Wait and see if the increased dosage of Sotatlol does a better job of keeping me in NSR, continue to try to get the excess weight off and continue with the magnesium and see if that helps overall. If I continue with episodes or they continue to get more frequent, I plan on seeing a EP and making an appt with Dr Natale.intracellular testing for magnesium or other deficienciesTo live life to the fullestMeeting with doctor next month to discuss lowering my betapace dosage. Otherwise I am very happy with Betapace. None of the other drugs helped much. I haven't had an episode in 3 years. I fought taking medication for years and now I am kind of afraid to stop or change dosage.

Keep exercising. I have been running and it has helped. I weigh 25 pounds less than I did for my first episode.
Going for second opinion to Cleveland (Dr. Natale) in September. Have talked to Dr. Saltman about his procedure and possible second opinion.

Want to pursue ablation with hopes of permanent NSR and no meds.
live with it till they find a cureTo explore alternative techniques for relaxation. Tried hypnotherapy after first AF episode, but not for me.As I mentioned I got a second opnion and than changed cardiologists(to him). He would not have treated me in the ER by trying to medically cardiovert me becuase of my history of how long I have been having them. That is when the clots are most likely to happen.He would have put me on coumadin than which the others did not. I am going in for a stress treadmill and wear a holitor for 24hours. I was diagnosed by wearing an event monitor.electro cardioconversionnonePlansRetired, part-time work.Keep drinking my water!!Seeing my Cardiologist in Aug. '04 ---having chest X-ray and more blood work done 2 wks beforehand. Saw a dietician--trying to loose at least 10 more lbs. by Aug.I plan to enjoy the rest of my life, this has been a bit of a reality check, as it were. In short "I'll not fret the small stuff and try not to get anxious about the larger stuff.":)At present am feeling my way as to how things affect the Afib, so far so good, seem to have found some good preventatives(magnesium and grape juice) (Not necessarily together lol)
May have to have a mitral valve replacement sometime in the future and would have a maze procedure then. If that valve op isnt necessary, hoping for cryo ablation when the technique is more perfected or the Afib controls my life more than at present.
Quit Drinking, ABSOLUTELY no smoking (its not as satisfying anyway)Verapamil
RF Ablation if Verapamil fails
Hopefully, to be able to find a cure and carry on normally for a few more years.If the A fib persists hook up with an EP and try ablation.Desperatle hope and trust in the Medecine men to find a cure for this problem, which seems to be becoming almost epidemic in size. Will suffer the probs unless it gets hopeless, then I will consider pacing, as a last resorttry to get off pharmaceuticals gradually,hoping the supplements will help or a miracle
Hard to plan in this state.
Still working half time--plan to continue as long as I am needed and can contribute.
Continue rate control strategy. If/when that stops working try other rhythm meds. Postpone ablation until meds don't help or af becomes more disruptive. Allow ablation techniques to evolve. AFib control until it either gets worse and interfers with my life, or until they have more experience with ablations.Abbaltion Like everyone - hoping for a cure. And constantly, when not in arrythymia, telling myself not to panic when the next attack happens...I'm not sure yet. We are all individuals and progress differently. avoiding Coumadin, awaiting a better anticoagulant?Try reducing Sotalol to 80mg per day. May also try Magnesium tablets as recommended elsewhere. In about 5 years time may opt for ablation once this has become a standard practice that has been well investigated.NoneTo live as long as possibleAwaiting further ablation.Plansto find out as much info as possible and try self helpno change in medication proposed at presentI am trying to ingnore the uncomfortable symtoms but there are getting unbearable. I think I am going to look into Abalation but they don't do it in Canada so I will have to see how much it costs in the Statesnonenonewaiting to see what the medics suggestcontinue flecinide. hoping to get my life back soonI plan to get off Tenormin / atenolol, have been weaning myself down for a week now since it does me no good anyway. Plan to continue to take an aspirin a day, and pray a lot.Look at stopping Inderal altogether, explore 'alternative' anti-arrythmia measures, e.g. Magnesium etc.
Maintain sensible levels of alcohol consumption
Waiting for the Afib RF ablation techniques to mature to a point where I am a candidate for this.HOPE TO CONTROL THE A/FIB BETTER,ITS GETTING TO BE A PAIN IN THE ---Once back in NSR the cardiologists just say to get on with life. No testing or analysis involved.Hoping to see a different one soon but have no great expectations. Just hope that flecainide reduces the frequency of episodes I am optimistic I can overcome this once we find out everything we need to about my specific condition. I am young and in good health. I'll beat it. Continue to try to find the reason I am having this and to live my life as before.really want to stop meds. possible abalation in futureHyperthyroidism cause is presently unknown. Find cause and go from there as hyperthyroidism may be causing irregular heart conditions.reduce stress and change occupationSee above. I am hoping to get my energy back to enjoy life.If condition worsens, thinking of ablationNever smoke again, eat smaller and less fatty foods, decaf. Exercise everyday (the only thing that really has a long term calming effect on me).AV Node Ablation with St. Jude pacemaker to be done 11/4/03Try to limit time in afib
Getting married Feb 15, 2004
PlansI had one episode of AF after my lung surgery in 2002. This is common with chest or heart surgery. I experienced what I thought was AF in August, 2003. I went to E.R., I converted with IV medication and was put on medication for AF.

Met with Dr. Morady at University of Michigan Electrophysiology. He states I did not experience atrial fib - I was in atrial flutter. He suggested right atrium ablation to prevent it from occurring again. He took me off all medication and gave prescriptions for a "cocktail" to take if the atrial flutter occurs again - Rythmol and Inderal. Instructions are to take one tab of each, wait 3 hours, take another Inderal, wait 3 hours and repeat one tab of each. If I do not convert in 12 hours, go to E.R. I am presently only on one ASA a day. I will probably go ahead in the future with the ablation for flutter. It will probably re-occur. However,I saw Dr. Morady in November and I have not had a re-occurence


PVI Docs are recommending Sotalol (80mg x2 daily) & aspirin. Thinking about it & will probably start meds soon.I am most anxious to see what recommendations the EP will have. I am not adverse to having an ablation if the odds are good it will cure it. I have had echocardiogram, EKG's by the dozen, stress test. Was told the heart muscle was in good shape. I am retired. Afib as diagnosed is fairly new to me. I will be careful in the future to try to control the stress in my life, and to not over do physically.wating on doctori plan on having the ablation Remain in A fib with warfarin to help prevent strokeLike to get on top of A-fib episodesHave badly leaking mitral valve. Most likely another surgery and recovery in future.
Retired, gardening, cooking, reading, writing, family affairs
Normality!Give Amioderon a chance. Maybe a pacemaker

I feel like taking a bandanna and wrapping a couple of sets of underwear, tying it to a "walking stick" pole, and just RUNNING AWAY. Maybe if I ran away fast enough, I could fool the Gremlin that took the place of my heart and I might LOOSE him.
catheter fib ablation Cleveland Clinic , Jan 2004Since the Toprol has greatly reduced the severity of my afib episodes, I am going to stick with it and try to reduce
the frequency of episodes by relaxation and trying to generally reduce stress in my life.
desire to get off medications or at least reduce the number/dosageNot surenoneSee what happensLearn to better cope with thisTry to continue exercising and keep my heart in good condition. Change to more healthy diet.Experiment with diet. Atkins diet brought on unusually high number of short episodes.To get well through nutritional therapy. Have recently had all amalgam fillings (10No.) removed under controlled conditions (rubber dam etc) and currently taking cilantro, vit c, msm for de-tox. Initial mercury test showed (KELMER test) showed mercury increase of 1000% up on normal. Will test again in several months time to assess whether de-tox has worked.PlansAngiagramI am determined not to be completely controlled by the condition. I find the most debilitating aspect of AF is the limit it places on one psychologically (when will the next attack come, will I be near a hospital, will I be half way up a mountain, will I be out of the country etc. etc.) I intend to continue with all my sporting activities, but having been very fit for all of my adult life, I feel really dejected sometimes that I still have aquired this condition. My cardiologist is very dismissive of my concerns and calls 'it' a common nuisance!!If remain in NSR great! If not, explore dietary and other options. Staying in chronic or permanent afib is an option for me since while I was in it I was essentially symptom free.look into ablations (sp?) - I'm very scared of the prospect, but feel I should try.chage my evening dinneractive prevention
meet with an electrophysiologist.
Considering Catheter ablation.Radiofrequency ablation?early retirement and enjoying my life and family:)I try to eat a low fat diet.Wait until ablation techniques have improved enough for me to try, or my condition has deteriorated enough to warrant the risk.I have a PVA planned for Aug 13th with Dr. Larry Chinitz head of NYU Med Ctr. EP and Cardio.I hope to see another cardiologist for a second opinion since my current cardiologist is just letting it go on. I feel like there must be more I can do to help myself besides just waiting for my heart to wear itself out.Stay away from icy cold beverages and Diovan!!!I guess to live with it and hopefully it will not get worse. My doctor said I did not have to go into the hospital because I always convert by myself. If it lasts over 24 hrs and is rapid he said to go to the hospital.Actively seeking to reduce the episodes to a bare minimum. When major attacks occur,I must work towards gaining greater control over the stress and anxiety that it produces (this is the most worrisome aspect of this illness; the fear that something will go critically wrong with my heart when these frightening episodes occur). If illness becomes progressively chronic (to the point where the major episodes make life barely tolerable)then I may seek invasive procedure (ablation) to reduce or eliminate this problem.considering electro cardioversionMonitor annually for the size of my mitral valve opening and possibly have another balloon procedure down the road. I'm looking at the potential for a valve replacement at some point. I DO plan to continue with blood thinners - stroke risk is too high.Considering the Pulmonary Vein Isolation (Ablation) procedure as soon as I feel they have perfected it a bit more or if the meds I am taking stop working... Whichever comes first.Take it easy on myself. Everyone has a limit as to what they can do. Don't overdoit. Fast paced life is stressful enough, dont' kill yourself doing too much. Take time off, cut out added stress. If you are 10 lbs overweight it isn't going to kill you. A few cups of coffee, a little chineese food, a diet coke or two, a big mac here and there are okay if thats who you are. Trying too hard to be healthy can kill you!Considering an ablation down the road but need more input and waiting to see how others are doing after the ablation. Concerned about side effectsPlansI would like to try catheter ablation, either RF or newer cryogenic when enough data is available to evaluate. I may try to get my cardiologist to cut back on my beta blocker as I am reading that beta blockers might be contraindicated in vagal induced a-fib.none yet i am in the learning phaseelectrical conversionthey are now planning yet another operation at glenfield
hospital,maybe apace maker and drugs to try and solve the problem.
eat well / moderately / healthily; sleep when / as feel the need; exercise; practice yoga / mediation & do other (mostly gradual, but often demanding & intense) exercise, such as trekking, cycling, inline skating, etc.; minimize stress levels (insofar as is possible)I understand a new anticoagulant drug has been tested in England and it is much safer than coumadin and would not require the type of monitoring that coumadin requires and side effects are almost none so i will be wataching this. I dont believe I would ever have any invasive therapy but the thought of never having to take medication would be nice.I am investigating all solutions.
My cardiologist suggest ablation, but I am reluctant.
I hear that we have a veery good specialist close to Bordeau city.
April 28th trying hospital visit with dofetilide (tikosyn)
They said if that is not helping that a pacemaker then rate control may be next option.
May try to lower paceing rate since 98% of heart is being paced; need for Atenolol has increased from 25-75 mg. Will try to hold off on surgery as long as possible. Eventually Mitral Valve will probably need repair or replacing along with other procedures such as ablation. Hoping for new and magical techhnologies in the future.

2006 Update: Just returned to Boston where I am being followed at MGH. Care is not as good as Cedars and no one can compare with Dr. Cannon who kept me A-Fib free for 3 years!!!
Try to live life normally and avoid getting depressed. I struggle with the feeling that I'm going to die soon--no particular rational reason for that.Repeat Ablation again this year!tambacor works 100 % of the time ,cardio recomend pacemaker which cuts in when af is about to strick seems ok concept??Diet changes that will hopefully work, but if they don't I will try another ablation or the maze, only at the Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Natale. I am going to wait for approx. 6 months before I consider and give dietary changes a chance. I will get off of all meds. and do on demand if necessary until my body can heal itself, as well.Planning pulmonary vein isolation in 8/03Ablation if and when the frequency increases even with Sodolol. PVAIn my case the most effective way to deal with Afib is to control the food I am taking (although it is very difficult for me to do it constantly as I enjoy good food) combined with Verapamil & Sotacor (which does nothing to Afib but seems to control Flutter reasonably well). Also, I will continue to search for other possible ways to deal with arrhythmias.Have been referred to surgeons for the possibility of the Maze procedureCurrently having cardiac work-ups
Want to investigate hormone levels in depth
Possible Pulmonary Vein Isolation if condition continuesMaybe will need a second ablation for the Svt and Pvc's. Dr has me wearing and event monitor and sending in strips to see what's happening. I'm Praying that this will resolve itself with time PlansI'm accepting suggestions - e'mail me at dmfranco@charter.net.to get my life back to normal like it was before my heart attack in 2000
to get people/doctors to realise you dont have to be 80 to have heart problems(for 30 years my ex GP told me to buck up my self and to 'stop moaning about silly little twinges'.Turns out one good bump end of! I rode a motorcycle for a living!!!!)
to get back on a bike

just waiting and taking things at the same rate as i am now.About to undergo cardioversion with the Amiodarone. If that doesn't work we will try other drug therapies.I have had 3 cardio conversion attempts. The first two were unsuccessful and the third lasted only one day. For 5 months from start of chronic Afib I was treated with 400mg amiodarone. I am now back to normal sinus rythym
Currently I am considering staying on amiodarone for a while before any other treatments. My doctor told me that within the next few weeks he will take me off of coumadin.
Live a long happy active life and avoid stroke. Raise my son to be a good person. I'd like to take up Scuba diving and rock climbing. I currently mountain and road bike, ski and do yoga and pilates, and plan to continue these activities as long as possible.One day at a time !rf ablationHave PVI Scheduled.Trying to stabilize INR
Hoping to reduce amount of Amiodarone

Finding medications + side-effects limiting

Going to consult a Chinese physician
wait a couple of years for improvement in ablaton methodsMaybe leave well enough aloneTraditional (chinese) medicine.
Dietary changes
PVA when or if AFIB can not be easily controlledGet back to normalcy ASAPLearn all I can and work closely with my cardiologist who has chronic afib himself (12 years ).Continue to enjoy life, cop this thing but continue to try and find a common link , to help us all!exercise, lay off caffeine and alcohol, avoid sodium, eat heart-healthy diet, handle stress differentlyImprove diet
Stop smokeing
sched for cardioversion next monthTo live another 100 yearsHang in with the medications until I detect that my health plan will provide an EP who is sufficiently experienced and skilled to do an ablation.None, until I get rid of this horror!PlansStay with amiodarone in hopes of a better drug in future. Be alert for any side effects and hopefully stop amiodarone before any permanent damage. Alternative is PVA but I have very little symptomatic problems when in afib and Cleveland Clinic Drs seemed to prefer living with the problem instead of PVA stating that they could possibly do more damage than help. This advice was given in April, 2002, I have been on amiodarone since.Would like to try azimilide or dronedarone but don't think the are available.
I also had a melanoma successfully removed 8 weeks ago but have many moles and will not be surprised if there are reoccurances. So this may "get me" before side effects from amiodarone set in.
considering ablationGood to be on Tikosyn (my life saver), hope it continue to get the job done.

Retired, visit with the grand baby's.....
I intend to get a full body reading of my various toxicity levels, any allergies etc., and intend to get a full
nutritional plan. I did not think my diet was that bad, but I am no expert and so will try this route.
I am also keeping a keen eye on the ablation techniques, and will hold the matrix procedure off for as long as
possible.
stay healthyInvestigate left side ablation if it is recommended as effective and can eliminate dependency on Rythmol.waitng for somebody to come up with a solution.

I think the Tambacor has caused the Congestive Heart Failure and I don't know which is more threatening.

I going to an 8 hour meeting on Sat given by a group called Atrial Fibrillation Foundation, led by Dr Brian McGovern who is one of the leading Doctors in this field. He is from Mass General Hospital where my cardiologist is from.
I'm kind of torn. My EP suggests ablation for the afib. My cardio guy is concerned about my low heart rate (~50 bpm) and is leaning towards a pacemaker.Would consider ablationFirst cardiologist told me to take Norpace; if that didn't work he'd double the dose; if that didn't work he'd go to something with worse side effects. I just got a second opinion from a highly-recommended cardiologist/EP, who said I shouldn't take anything except aspirin, and just see how it goes. I'm switching to him.To try other medications for some better results and keep fingers crossed that the AF does not progress to full time.
No specificTrying to manage through medication buying time for improvements with pulmonary vein isolationTry Toprol XL, move on to other medications to see if they workfocal point catheter ablation or pulmonary vein ablationWill be scheduling surgery in month of October 2002 for recently diagnosed hyperthyroidism. I have multiple nodules that precludes any other treatment than surgery. I am a certified scuba diver and pretty fair golfer. This afib and thyroid condition is interferring with my recreational activities and I am looking forward to getting back to those activities.My electrophysiologist is confuring with Dr Sonny Jackman @ U of Oklahoma Medical Center about ablation in near futureEP doesn't recommend switching medicene from Betapace to something else to reduce frequency of AT FIB events (disopyramide? tikosyn?) at this time. Only alternative he'll consider is amiodarone, and doesn't recommend it right now due to it's more potent side-effects. Things seem very stable since being on Tricor to control tryglycerides.To return to normal if opperation worksI will continue to explore ways to reduce my dependency upon flecainide, including idetic imagery.

I am considering a second ablation procedure in which the catheter will penetrate the septum and ablate some focii at the point at which the arteries enter the left atrium.
PlansI have asked my dr. to put me on a toprol only. he wanted to put me on tambacor.I plan to lose more weight(about 25 more lbs) because I think that I'll be able to reduce my intake of Coumadinas a result.Get out of the military so I can actually be seen by real doctors that know what the hell is going on.Getting a complete checkup at cardio office.Hope to live to be 100Try other medications like ca+ channel blockers, Flecanide etc.To carry on living and working and hopefully find a solution.Will not give up as long as there is a chance of a cure.Tai Chi for stress control and investigae eastern medicine a bit.would like surgery to stop and get off of meds, and
coumadin.
Plan to take slow release KCl (Potassium Chloride) tablets.
Magnesium and Potassium supplements in addition to multivitamin, E 400IU , C 1000mg
Carotid Artery ultrasound.
Substitute aspirin therapy for warfarin therapy.
Build a simple ECG test set to review my own ECG when Afibbing.
AFIB solved ~6 months ago by nutritional/supplement means. I'll continue with proper diet and supplements since I'm now convinced that the arrhythmias that started at age ~65 were the result of certain nutrient/electrolyte deficits and/or excesses. I'm very fortunate to have not incurred any permanent heart 'remodeling'. Ejection fraction is greater than 70%, left atrial size is less than 4 cm. Haven't made any. Too much depression.Don't knowWatching developments in Ablation particularly ultrasound, as there does not seem to be a lot waiting to happen drugwise.Get back to regular heat beat, improve my diet, go back to raising my heart level to 140 twice a week, be satisfied with taking beta pace, maybe 2 40mg each day?
Heart was shocked back to a normal beat 1 month after the AF started.
Change diet to keep of all food additives and try and stay of medication. If AF doesn't improve will reconsider returning to medicines and hatching yet another plan! I hope to have a pulmonary vein isolation type ablation performed in the next 3 months. It seems like my only choice right now. Meds are not controlling it and I cannot live like this. I hope I can keep my job and insurance long enough to get this done.Awaiting ablation procedure in a months time.I am starting to resume my regular long distance running training schedule and am hopeful that I have been cured of A-Fib and will be able to resume competitive age group racing in 2003.PlansKeep racing cars as long as I feel good and run competitively and enjoy it.

I will try Tikosyn starting next week and hope it works for me for at least a year or two ~ but may go on Amiodarone later if it doesn't work. However, I am very afraid of the side effects. I will be willing to try ablation of some type in the future if it becomes more successful and safer. I appreciate each day I am in NSR and I try to accomplish alot on those days when I feel so much better. I try not to complain about how I feel and do the best I can till things get better. I have to believe their will be a cure in the future for this condition. Possible ablation using RF energyTry still another Doctor, ND, EP who knows, will keep praying.I am going to still push my cardiologist to examine the role of my chest pains and possible influence of these pains on the vegus nerve.
As medication doesn't work,could be a pace maker for me.
To live another 20 years uncertain, doctor recommends Tikosyn but I'm not sure that I readyI'm going to see an ep at Texas Heart Institute in Houston. He works with Michael Duncan, who is performing the Maze at St.Lukes. In the meantime, I'm staying on the amiodarone. Hopefull, something better will come along for me. My cardio has talked about the new AF suppression pacemaker and also he feels there is a new procedure coming along where a maze-like procedure can be done with cathethers. If and when amiodarone quits working, I may try dofetilide.
Right now I'm counting my blessings.
Doctor wants to put him out and shock his heart when they get his coumadin level right. I am afraid of this.Monitor triggers with goal of reducing or eliminating meds.May try tikosyn or (when a litle older) amiodarone.
Prepared to try more drastic interventions (ablation, etc.) but only if symptoms worsen
Presently testing breathing techniques (have managed conversion with shallow, fast breathing). Will test tilting bed. Considering ultra sound ablation when available.ablation again 5-4-10Am losing weight and avoiding large meals and fatty or rich foods.
Am keeping calm during episodes and using slow breathing and stretching with moderate exercise to help reversion. Seems to work. Sometimes a small amount of plain food seems to help the heart drop back into sinus.
I keep a log of the number, eposide length and date of AF. At present the AF frequency seems relatively constant but no clear pattern is apparent.PlansFind a cure, find a non medication based treatment, find a medication with limited side effects.Trial of Disopyramide. Maybe maybe a pacemaker if things dont work outInvestigate radiofrequency ablation, although 2 cardiologists have said it won't work for me, or if it does, it won't last.My current electrophysiologist doesn't think the drugs are going to work for me. If the current drug (Norpace) doesn't work he recommends a dual chamber pacemaker and higher doses of drugs or a pulmonary vein ablation.Live a long happy life free of atrial fibrillation and free of the AF medications. PVI ablation. R & L chambers. Probably at Mass. General this year.
Had PVA at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, Boston.
Dr's. Josephson and Zimetbaum. July, 02.
increase phisical activity to make blood thin.Hoping for drug that will control for longer than 2 weeks at time. Thinking about the new proceedure described as "zapping with an electrical current" I have some resevations as there seem to be a small incidence of failure and future reliance on a pacemaker.After 3 attacks of afib at over 300bpm on each occasion, my cardiologist referred me to a Dr at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has agreed that I am a good candidate for radio-frequency ablation and I will undergo that procedure as soon as he has an opening.Will see cardiologist again in 6 months. We're sort of waiting to see what new things come out (either drugs or electro techniques). He feels that current electro procedures are not very effective for lone AF.

Have done a lot of Internet reading on AF. I don't think that any current medicines are woth the risks. Although the Sectral seems to reduce the severity and maybe even the frequency of episodes. Also, it has a low degree of risk and few side effects.

I believe that the real solution for most people may turn out to be some form of electro ablation procedure once they design one that is effective for AF.
Stay on Tambacor. Continue to be caffeine free. Lose weight!continue taking herbs and minerals and seeking a solutionnoneBuy a small fishing boat. Go on a nice long relaxing holiday in a hot foreign country and leave my mobile phone switched off. My Cardiologist is searching for effective drug therapy to control rate and hopefully reduce the frequency of AF episodes. Coumadin has been prescribed to ameliorate the risk of embolic stroke. [added 7-2005] My Cardiologist plans to keep me on Coumadin, Zocor and Remeron indefinitely. Now I am on Zocor and Coumadin only, no antiarrythmia drugs, I feel great! My Cardiologist is going to keep me on Coumadin forever, regardless of how long I go without symptoms.POSSIBLE CHANGE OR DECREASE IN MEDS, AF ABLATIONTry and find something to cure this problem. May go to the Cleveland Heart Clinic and have the procedure done called Pulmonary Vein Isolation. Heard it really helps.To stay off drugs unless they find a real cure. To find alternative ways to cope with afib.Not sure what to do. It seems people live with this stuff, given some of the recent celebrities listed. Coumadin gives me a lot of piece of mind. Since I have to take Coumadin for the rest of my life anyway (for a thick blood disorder called Protein S and Protein C Deficiency), this might be a case of killing two birds with one stone and just be thankful there is an effective way to treat both problems.Will consider ablation as I don't want to continue on drugs.Try to lick this condition.?PlansContinue with diary in hopes of determining a pattern. Keep a positive outlook. Continue to see my Internist, from time to time.Considering AblationWill see what happens over next couple of months.if I get worse I will change doctor's to one who his also a electrophysiologist. My experience with drugs is that they may work for a time but then lose effectiveness. For now disopyramide is working better than any past drugs. When it fails I may try going back to sotalol which worked pretty well for me in the past but then lost effectiveness. Maybe it will work again after being off of it for over a year. My doctor says I am a candidate for a fairly new pacing device but I haven't read up on this yet. I am trying to follow the progress of ablation treatments. The U. of Mich. has published a paper reporting pretty good success rates. To see a holistic Dr. I am on a waiting list and she expects to see me about xmas 2002. Am convinced that my AF is the result of oxidative stress which has caused an hormonal imbalance in the ANS. I need help in getting my body back in good balance.Ultrasound when available.
Will consider the Maze operation.
Undergoing battery of tests. Hope feeling of well=being can be improved?Consider ablation, hopefully in Ireland. Success rate not promising at present.!noneWait and seehave plans to be evaluated at the Cleveland Clinic.Live with it until something new comes along.To try and find a doctor the can offer a real cure so that I can start living again, help if you canAfter 2.5 weeks on drug check with cardio to see if dofetilide dose should be increased.Hope to be able to keep up the current regimine. I am now controlling the PAC's to few to none and can exercise again pretty much as before. May try a multi-vitamin again, we'll see but I experimented with one the other day and could feel the ramping up of my heart beats and I stopped it. Too much adrenal stiumlation, apparently. I think its import to both supplement minerals and stop vitamins.quit all meds except asprin; look at diet, vitamin supplements, exercise, wholistic approachLearn to deal with the stress in my life. I am working with kids with emotional disabilities and in graduate school getting my doctorate in psychology. Need to cut down and find a balance.Currently the meds are not controlling the AF. Plan is to ask cardiologist if another medication might work. No plan to risk more surgery at this time.new meds
2nd cardioversion
Diagnosed as probably having sick sinus and AV node disease and with time may be prone to more symptomatic bradycardias.

Not for any antiarrhythmic (heart rate too slow ... now 44)

No role for internal defibrillation nor biphasic defibrillator
If amiodarone fails then may consider Maze procedure.Plansretrial cardioversion plannedWaiting for a minimally invasive cure.

May try Tikosyn if my condition worsens but for now i have no plans to try another drug given my history with them.
To live with AFib and not get discouraged and terrified when the ticker starts racing - like I'm in a race and going no where FAST!!!!!!!!!!Hopefully, when the Rhythmol becomes ineffective in limiting and shortening episodes, another med might
work. Will NOT try digoxin. I firmly believe it had something to do with exacerbating the AF - because it
is in fact DESIGNED to deliver a STRONGER, MORE FORCEFUL BEAT. That I believe increases the
probability of converting paroxysmal AF to chronic. On the other hand, for people who are already
chronic, it may be just the med to make the AF less debilitating. I believe it is very frequently wrongly
prescribed.

Further future plans under "personal comments"
continue the rehab and build myself up i can run up stairs
now, im doing a lot of physical work hobbies of remodling house

stick to two glasses of wine
Hope they come up with some better class III drugsScheduled PVA for 10/29/01To try to find a means of getting off of warfarin and digoxin. Update: looks like it will be digoxin forever - and warfarin as well, unless the powers that be can sort out the Zantec (?) side effects.live with itConsider Ablation or maze.may have to give up work as stress a trigger and need to rest during episodes.To start keeping records of how I feel modalities to pinpoint triggers Continue with no medication as long as possible.

When and episode starts I take 100 mg of Flecainide every 1/2 hour until I reach 300 mg. Then, when it has settled down some, I take a brisk walk. This resulted in conversion on my last episode. (I'm one for one on this approach)
Not to muchbeing referred to an EP Dr. at U.Va. hospital in Charlottesville, Va. a Dr.Haines for possible Focal AblationRaise the Family and hope for the best and enjoy lifeconsidering "laso ablation"- encircling the pulmonary
veins with ablations, to try and keep the "foci" from
emitting elec. impulses to the atrium.
Try the medications and try to manage my lifestyle to prevent further episodesdo pva againEP study on Sept6th 2001 at St.Georges London to see if they can come up with anything.
Had ablation on Sep 6th at London Heart Hospital,this cured my flutter, but at the moment I am worse off, Afib every day,ectopics all day no rest from it not like before,at least I had 3 to 6 days free of this cursed ailment.Will hopefully go back for 2nd attempt once Holter Monitor readings have been looked at.
Hope to get this under contol ASAP.I have an appointment with my cardiologist to discuss the possibility of cathater ablation.continue under the medical supervision of my cardiologist and enjoy my Grandson, who I have the pleasure of taking care of M-Th with my wife. He will be four in AugustPlansJust live with it. My Dad had it for 20 years and did not die of it. My Mother also has had it for probably 15 years. Fortunately I can still exercise vigorously. I Mountain Bike and Road Bike but had to stop running due to knee surgery. However there is no question I don't have the energy I used to, don't know if due to the reduced cardio effeciency or aging.to try to figure out how to stop these attacksStay on top of this and take it one day at a time, learn as much about this as I can.Keep studying, talking, and learning - Trying not to dwell on the problem and get on with life.

EP thinks a full ablation or MAZE is too risky and thinks my next step is a pacemaker, but I am
very reluctant.

My cardiologists are brill