My beating heart

I was able to go one time to rehab then I went into AFIB.

I was in AFIB for 8 days straight medications was not stopping my crazy heart beats. AFIB is quite exhausting your heart rate goes high then 30 beats slower then higher again all this back and forth feels like your heart is running a marathon. It makes you physically drained and exhausted. You can not even think about taking a walk any form of exertion increases your heart rate. Your chest pounds and you just can not breathe good it is a horrible feeling.

My dr suggested a Tranesphogeal echo to check out for any new clots, the new stent and my mitral valve all which could be causing the AFIB. As it turns out I had no new clots, the stent was fine and the mitral valve was the same.

My AFIB was from a chain of events. Apparently my body hated the heart attack so much that it decided to rebel against me. It has also screwed up some of my blood work which the Dr.’s all tell me will even back out in time.

He was able to get some good pics in 3D of my heart and then came the fun part.

They had to do a Cardioversion which is a procedure used to return an abnormal heartbeat to a normal rhythm.

I was already under deep anesthesia from the tee echo so the cardioversion came next.

It is like in the movies when someone has a heart attack and they bring out the paddles to shock the heart. They do this to get the heart back beating correctly.

My heart has returned to a normal rhythm but I feel like I have been beat up. Hopefully I will feel better in a few days.

I am adding another medication this medication hopefully will keep my heart in rhythm it is called Amiodarone it is a antiarrhythmics. I hate taking medication but it seems I have no choice.

Life is good and great medical care is essential.

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