Hello! My name is Travis Van Slooten. I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation on Father’s Day in 2006. I didn’t know it then but that diagnosis would change my life forever.
I battled atrial fibrillation for nine years before I had a successful catheter ablation in March 2015. I remained a-fib free without any drugs for almost eight years before I went into atrial flutter the day before Thanksgiving in 2022. I had a fifth cardioversion to get out of atrial flutter and a second a-fib ablation in January 2023.
This blog chronicles my a-fib journey and provides information, inspiration, and support for those battling atrial fibrillation.
The picture above is of my dad and me taken in November 2014. My dad also had a-fib. Sadly, just seven months after that picture was taken he died from heart failure due to his untreated atrial fibrillation.
If you have any questions for me, feel free to contact me!
Travis Van Slooten