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My AFIB Story

In 2012, I was diagnosed with AFIB. Logging nearly 100 miles per week on my bicycle, I lived a healthy lifestyle, and I never thought i would suffer from heart problems. But after suffering from extreme fatigue, I visited my primary doctor, and I was diagnosed with AFIB.

The diagnosis came as a big surprise to me. Dr. Saumil Oza at St. Vincent's in Jacksonville discussed multiple treatment options with me, but we decided on a procedure called catheter ablation. With up to an 80 percent success rate, cardiac ablation was the best option for my situation.

The procedure was a success and today, I am back on my bicycle, and no longer suffer from AFIB. I cannot thank Dr. Oza, St. Vincents, and Biosense Webster enough for giving me my life back, and taking the time to answer all of my questions about cardiac ablation.

http://www.myfastheartbeatjax.com/ is a great way to learn more about cardiac ablation and AFIB, and read more stories like mine.
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63984 tn?1385437939
Great post!  I'm sure you gave a lot of people encouragement.
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It's so wonderful to read of another patient free of the burden of Atrial Fibrillation. My husband was cured of his A-Fib in 1998 by catheter ablation performed in Bordeaux, France (where they invented the procedure). Readers may want to visit our non-profit patient education website, 'Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients', at www.A-Fib.com. Loads of information on a-fib and treatment options. Visit our Personal Experiences section for over 70 stories of A-Fib patients who beat their A-Fib.  
Patti Ryan
A-Fib, Inc., publisher of A-Fib.com, and the book, ''Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure' by Steve S. Ryan, PhD, www.beatyoura-fib.com and Amazon.com
P.S. Contact me if you want to add your personal story to A-Fib.com
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