[Jim is back in hospital]

Author: Kay Ruth (---.as0.wlby.oh.voyager.net)

Date: 06-05-02 18:49

Hi all,

Took jim to see the Dr. yesterday he is still having a-fib almost constantly,Dr Lever ordered a cardioversion this morning but cancelled at the last moment ,Jim goes in and out of rythm so frequently they decided to keep him in and monitor him for a while on a different medication. Has anyone else had this problem after a myectomy? I'd like to hear , Thanks Kay.

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[Re: Jim is back in hospital]

Author: Ronnie (---.tnt1.columbus.ms.da.uu.net)

Date: 06-05-02 18:59

prayers headed your way. Keep the faith!

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[Re: Jim is back in hospital]

Author: Board Moderator--Sarah Beckley (---.dsl.mindspring.com)

Date: 06-05-02 19:07

Dear Kay,

Everyone's experience with HCM is different. I'm sorry that Jim is back in afib; I'm there all the time myself. However, Jim is in one of the top clinics in the country, so he is in good hands.

The problem with HCM is that the muscle itself is not smooth like it out to be, so even if you cut some of it away, there is still the bit that messes up the electrical system. Hopefully they'll find the right medication for him.

keep us posted,

Sarah

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[Re: Jim is back in hospital]

Author: john jordan (---.public.svc.webtv.net)

Date: 06-05-02 19:46

hi, kay, i will keep jim and you in prayer, i hope the medication will do the job. peace, john

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[Re: Jim is back in hospital]

Author: Kay Ruth (---.as0.wlby.oh.voyager.net)

Date: 06-05-02 20:36

thanks all. Kay

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[Re: Jim is back in hospital]

Author: lisa (208.47.172.---)

Date: 06-06-02 16:28

Kay - Hang in there it sounds like your going to have to let the docs work with the medications to maximize the results. Give it time and be supportive. Know that we are here for you if you need us!

Lisa

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[Re: Jim is back in hospital]

Author: John (---.dsl.hstntx.swbell.net)

Date: 06-06-02 18:44

I had a myectomy in October, 95; have had HCM (IHSS) all my life. Never a problem until then...I developed A-Fib for the first time ever so they did the surgery. Over the past 6 1/2 years, I've had A-Fib re-occur 3 more times, including just this week...I guess they'll try cardioversion again, that's what's worked before. They also put me on Betapace instead of Inderal, which I'd been taking since before FDA approval in the late 60s.

So it's not uncommon to have A-Fib even after surgery. Surgery never totally alleviates HCM as I understand it. It just helps...so they say.

Good luck, and let me hear how it's going.

John

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[Re: Jim is back in hospital]

Author: Lisa (---.dyn.optonline.net)

Date: 06-07-02 09:02

Hi all,

Re A-Fib and myectomy - There is no connection I know of between the two - however it is unclear what causes A-fib in HCM at any given time, therefore my previous statement of hanging in and letting the docs work with the meds is what I would do.

Let us know how you make out.

Best wishes,

Lisa Salberg

President

HCMA

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[Re: Jim is back in hospital]

Author: CHRISTINE CROMBIE (---.cache.pol.co.uk)

Date: 06-13-02 14:57

hello Kay sorry to hear Jim is back in hospital. i have also been in and out of a fib

The first time i went into it i was very frightened, the doctor tried a medicine called flekanide. it worked that time. The second time it didnt work and put my heart beat down too low. This is the fith time i have been in a fib. they usually cardiovert me and it works. But this time is only worked for half an hour, now i am constantly on a fib. the doctors have put me on atenalol -betablocker Warfrin and now a higher dose of amiodarone. i feel fine living with A fib i am used to going in and out of hospital. i am no longer frightened. my sister also has cardiomyopathy she has been on A fib for 3 years. Try not to worry things will work out. all the best .... christine ( Glasgow)