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11/26/12 10:57 A

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Too late. I already don't trust them..lol. However in this case, it is my brother, and I am just discussing it. Any changes would be his, and his doctor's. I just wondered if it was normal to release a patient who was still out of rhythm.

BTW: his heart popped back into rhythm within a week, so all is fine.

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11/19/12 1:52 P

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Russell,
I am glad you and your brother are doing better but I would recommend you obtain answers from your health care provider because you do not want to get answers from this venue that contradict what your provider tells you and then you are confuse or you no longer trust your provider.

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11/14/12 8:24 P

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Hi Russell,
It really depends on the situation whether or not they will try to cardiovert as there's also risks with that. The longer you are in a-fib the harder it is to cardiovert and also the higher the risk of throwing a clot and having a stroke. If your brother is already on amiodarone and his rate is controlled and his vital signs are ok then it's probably not urgent to cardiovert, especially if this is repeated a-fib. Many many people live in afib regularly.

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11/14/12 9:31 A

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When I've gone to the hospital for my attacks, they won't let me go until I convert either on my own or with medication they give me. And they keep me for another hour at least to be sure it doesn't start again.

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RUSSELL_40's Photo RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
11/14/12 8:37 A

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I have a question. I thought my brother was fine, but they let him go while his heart was still out of rhythm. His chest pain is gone, and they told him to take it easy, and it should pop back into rhythm within a week.

Does this sound normal? They cardioverted me, and it didn't work in December 2010. It took 3 weeks before it went away. My brother feels great except for minor fluttering, and occasionally being winded. Do they prefer not to cardiovert?

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11/12/12 2:23 P

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Well wishes to both you and your brother.Hang in there, my friend.

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11/12/12 12:11 P

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Glad your brother is doing better. Let's hope he has no more episodes of this.

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11/12/12 10:29 A

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I am sure they will want a follow-up this week, and his next doctor visit is the 27th, so 2 quick check-ups. He was eating healthy, and losing weight. They think it was just a cold. If he gets any rapid heart rate, or chest pain, I'll make sure he goes to the hospital, but he says he feels great.

I had 3 weeks of it in December 2010, but none since. I think my ICD helps control it. I might feel a little fluttering, but it is corrected quickly. He hasn't had any issues for 3 years, and has lost 95 lbs since then. All he can do is focus on losing the next 95 lbs, and take it easy. He doesn't work again till Friday.

Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 11/12/2012 (10:31)
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11/12/12 10:18 A

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I hope for him that they keep a good eye on this. My brother went through this also and he's been back and forth to the doctor about it.

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11/12/12 7:30 A

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I have that...it's not fun! Mine has been up to 180 before and I wasn't even doing anything..just waking up. I hope your brother doesn't get any more a-fib attacks! emoticon

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11/12/12 6:51 A

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Starting Friday night my brother was experiencing chest "twinges ". He finally admitted it on Saturday at noon, and we went to the hospital. Turns out to be A-fib, but it wasn't as serious as last time, when his heart rate was 200. He was averaging 90-110 in his spikes, and they gave him nitro, and Amiodarone, which he takes daily. He was walking laps Sunday morning, and complaining, which is always a good sign.

He got out at 3 p.m. yesterday, and is headed off to school today, so hopefully, it was just a bump in the road.

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