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Is there a holistic way to get my heart (in A-fib) back into normal sinus rhythm?

By Anonymous July 23, 2014 - 10:49am
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I am 61 yrs old. I had cardio-version 7 years ago successfully. Went back into A-fib last November. The doctors have tried (hit me 9 times) cardio-version twice this year unsuccessfully. I am doing acupuncture, massage, rheiki, exercise, meditation and psychotherapy. Ablation, I was told will not work. Any suggestions on which direction to go in now?

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Hello Anonymous,

For the benefit of our readers, atrial fibrillation or a-fib is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that occurs when the two upper chambers of your heart or atria experience chaotic electrical signals. Generally, the treatment goals for atrial fibrillation are to reset the irregular rhythm to a normal rhythm and to prevent blood clots.

Abnormalities or damage to the heart's structure are the most common cause of atrial fibrillation.

Anonymous, has your doctor told you what is the cause in your case?

After electrical cardioversion, a physician may prescribe anti-arrhythmic medications, such as Flecainide or Propafenone, to help prevent future episodes of atrial fibrillation.

Did your cardiologist prescribe such a medication?


July 25, 2014 - 3:59pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you for your reply Maryann. They have no explanation as to why I have gone into and continue to stay in A-fib. I am currently on Xarelto and Atenolol. According to the last two cardiologists, the left side of my heart is slightly enlarged, I do not have high blood pressure, and there are no leaky valves. My heart is just very happy where it is. I am going to another cardiologist at the beginning of September. While I could continue to live my life on these medications, I would prefer to get off of them. I am a LVN who is continuing my education to get my BSN and sit for my RN boards. The two cardio-versions did not work and i am seeking a solution if possible. I appreciate any suggestions or guidance.
Cynthia Witherill, LVN

July 25, 2014 - 5:15pm
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