In this post I show ECG examples of the most common heart arrhythmias we afibbers seem to encounter. Atrial fibrillation is the obvious one but the others include atrial flutter, SVT, PVCs, and PACs.
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I always tell people who are newly diagnosed with a-fib that the first thing they need to do is empower themselves by getting educated on ALL aspects of atrial fibrillation – and that includes familiarizing yourself with ECGs. This article provides a simple primer on ECGs.
The answer to this isn’t as cut and dry as you would think. The best NOAC, or blood thinner, is the one that is best for your unique health condition and situation. For some, Xarelto will work best. For others, Eliquis will be the best choice. And still others will do best on warfarin (or for whatever reason warfarin may be the only option). There was a study published in November 2017, however, that demonstrated Eliquis as being the best NOAC for non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
This year my appointment was on Wednesday, September 27th, and it was totally different from last year’s appointment. My heart was totally calm this year during the appointment and for several days leading up to it.