On March 5th of this year I celebrated four years of afib freedom! It’s been wonderful. In this post I talk about how my ablation four years ago has given me my life back. I also discuss the challenges I continue to have with afib today despite not having had an episode in over four years.
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.
Paul is a regular reader of my blog and recently reached out to me. He wanted to share his afib story with my readers. This is his story written in his own words. I thank him for sharing his experience with us and I congratulate him on having the courage to have an ablation to end his afib. I wish him many years of NSR!
It’s important for people with atrial fibrillation to lose weight if they are overweight or obese so what if I told you there was a way to lose weight easily eating anything you want? It wouldn’t require you to diet at all. Would you be interested? If you’ve been struggling with weight loss you’ll want to read this post! I show you how I lost a combined 66 pounds!
I recently had my annual heart checkup with my local EP. We discussed the results of my echo, various heart medicines to manage afib, when to go to the ER when you have an afib attack, what the “cardioversion window” is all about, and how to prepare for an atrial fibrillation episode. There is a lot of great info in this post. You’ll want to be sure to read it!