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  • jujemendoza2002
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    I really haven't been on sotolol for a long time, like less than a year, and my afib has been so bad at times. I guess it has worked ok, but then again I kinda forgot what ok should feel like. sorry but i really can't say how good of a drug it is one way or the other. It might be a good drug for you, I would get others opinion's or maybe ask lisa?

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  • Boz
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    The word ablation means “A carrying or taking away; removal”. For the cardiac patient with atrial fibrillation a radiofrequency ablation can be performed using a heart catheter and a type of energy similar to microwave heat to destroy the small areas of heart tissue suspected in disturbing correct electrical pathways. Sounds like what they are talking about for you. It is supposedly painless - you'll be on your feet again in no time.

    This is different than the procedure used on HOCM patients known as alcohol ablation which has been described as a non-surgical myectomy. An alcohol ablation would target a much larger area of heart tissue, primarily the septum. It is a more complex procedure than the radiofrequency ablation and is rather risky. Recovery from this procedure would likely take longer.

    I have not had either procedure but am in persistent (permanent) AFib. I beginning to believe – maybe unfairly – that if we could just get rid of the AFib I would be healthy again.

    I'm curious about your experience with Sotolol as this has been discussed as a possible drug for me.

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  • shirleymahoney
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    Jen

    I hope you feel better soon and remember to keep that arm down ok, but as far as a place in Dallas you may have to call Lisa on that one, but you have a good day or should i say an uneventful day until you are feeling better

    Shirley

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  • Glen Beamish
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    Jen, I cannot comment on any of that as I have not experienced it.
    But I do wish you all the best when you do have your procedure.

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  • jujemendoza2002
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    hi everyone, i had when back to cleveland clinic and seen a electrophisolgist and found out that I need an ablation for the atrail fib I have been having and that my symptoms are pretty severe, this is gonna happen in about 4-6 weeks they said, doctors in my home town had put me back on pacerone after being taken off of it from hyerthyriodism and keep me on it along with sotolol, cleveland doctors thought that wasn't a good idea and took me back off of it, when I'm in AF i am totally unable to move, walk or talk or anything, I have been having very strong chest pain and pressure on my chest and sob, and my color turns so white I get almost blue sometimes, recently i notices cramps in my legs when I walk in a episode and there has been a few times I lost eye sight where everything just seemed to fade out for a minute or two. While I was there I found out I had a low battery in my aicd and got a phone call about 3 days later telling I needed to be in a hospital setting and get a replacement asap, being I was unprotected from vt. So yesterday I got back to cleveland and got an new aicd, I feel horriable, the soreness sucks, this was my first replacement, and the experiance both times has been hard to deal with, in a way I remember things so vividly and it felt like i was dying, does anyone else have vivid memorys or thoughts on this procedure? and whats it like to have an ablation? I might have to move to Dallas, Texas area is there any good doctors down that way?, right now I don't have much choice on where I can live at.

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