Michelle Novogradac had undiagnosed afib for nearly a decade. Her symptoms were chalkd up to stress.
The doctors didn’t figure out that afib was the issue until she had a seizure. Nobody’s sure if afib caused the seizure or not.
As happens with many afib patients she was placed on Pradaxa to help control the risk of stroke. Michelle also tried to change her lifestyle in order to manage her condition. None of it was particularly effective.
Here’s what happened next.
Michelle ended up having cryoablation, the type of ablation in which doctors freeze the sections of the heart to be scarred. The procedure took place on March 25, 2013, and “I have not had an episode since,” she said. “I feel great. It’s like it was 10 years ago, before all of this started.”
She still takes all of her medications, however. “My doctor said he didn’t want to change too much too soon,” she said.
This is another encouraging success story showing that modern medicine has a wide range of options which can help us move on with our lives after an afib diagnosis. With so many success stories ablation is looking like a better and better solution.
Have you had cyroablation or any other ablation procedure? How did it go? Did it put an end to all of your symptoms or do you still experiencing symptoms from time to time? Are you still on any medications?
Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear everyone’s stories.