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  • Cardioversion

    WONDERING HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE HAD CARDIOVERSION DONE AND WHAT YOUR SUCCESS WAS WITH IT? ALSO, DID YOU REMAIN ON COUMADIN AFTER? I RECENTLY HAD ONE FOR SUSTAINED A-FIB.
    I HAVE AN ICD

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    Re: Cardioversion

    Dear Pat,

    FYI: All caps on a message boad is the verbal equivalent of yelling. Please turn your caps lock key off. It also makes posts harder to read. Thanks!

    Everyone is very different with HCM and you can't go by someone else's progress as a guide to your own. For example, in my family, three of us have afib and one has been cardioverted a handful of times but is in sinus (normal rhythm) and tends to stay that way. Two of us are always in afib and one of us has been cardioverted 20 times, the other 4 times.

    Most people do better than my family, though, with afib.

    take care,

    S

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      Re: Cardioversion

      Sarah,
      Sorry about the caps. Do you or any of your family take coumadin?
      Thanks,
      Pat

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        Re: Cardioversion

        Oh yes. Everyone with afib does. Mom, me, brother, aunt, cousin, other aunt.

        Yup. Whaddya want to know?

        They key to coumadin is to not drink or have the same amount of alcohol each week and keep your weekly vitamin k content even, too.

        Be aware that fish oils, vitamin E and some plant oils like primrose and flax will thin your blood too. if you take supplements, always take them and don't skip or double up.

        here is a list of vitamin K contents:
        http://www.dietitian.com/vitamink.html

        take care,

        S

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