771913 tn?1343334788
A Fib
I saw my cardiac surgeon yesterday for a follow up from my surgery and wearing a holter monitor for 48hrs. The only thing of note on the heart monitor was 13 beats of A FIB. He told me I was a zero stroke risk from A fib so they took me off the coumiden. They also told me I could start going back into my normal routine. So I went out and did some stuff with my kids as far as football training. ( All I did was instruct, no running or jumping. I think I threw a few passes) I broke a pretty good sweat but nothing major. After I went inside I checked my bp and it was 136/83 my hr was 86 but I was in A fib. It lasted for maybe 15-25 minutes. I called my surgeon today and they said basically to go to the ER if I have an episode that last longer than 45 minutes. My question is this. Now that I am not on the coumiden how long do I have to be in A fib before I start having an increase risk for stroke? I only get A fib from time to time and no real trigger or cause that I know of. Thanks!
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2190999 tn?1436667455
Time for a cardiology opinion versus a cardio-thoracic surgery opinion. Let the Cardio doc answer that one for you, and yes I would most definately look further into Afib especially if it is new for you.

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771913 tn?1343334788
Hi, Lady hope you are feeling better. It is not really new for me. A dianosis is new but I have had a fib for years and never knew what it was. I would go to the ER and by the time I got there I would be back in a normal rythmn. Thankfully they built a new hospital close to my house and I was able to make it in before it quit on one occasion a few weeks ago. I have an appointment with a cardiologist coming soon and I am even going to see an EP guy soon. Although I don't have presistant a fib and from what I can tell since I am on an asprin regiment and since it is so infrequent& short-lived it is not that dangerous for me. I still hate getting it. I am going to push as hard as I can. I will be asking questions and checking into everything I can.
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2190999 tn?1436667455
Hey hey Bamajoe, that spinal headache is gone now, whew:). Sounds like you are already right on track with everything. I especially like that you already have the attention of an EP doc along with cardio. They'll agree, I bet, on the best course moving forward and you'll get some resolve to this whole thing. Gotta love persistence.
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Sounds like good progress to me.

I'd guess your cardiologist will want you to take some stroke prevention measures, maybe just a low dose aspirin.  I have no stomach or other problems with aspirin, and in your "shoes" AFib-wise  I'd take an aspirin each day.  I take my aspirin with breakfast...just a low dose, but I am also on Warfarin.
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771913 tn?1343334788
I am actually on a regular asprin but when I was on Warfarin I took the low-dose.
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