Living with AF

A patient describes several stroke events related to atrial fibrillation- even while on warfarin.

Less proof more life

Although there is plenty of evidence that small amounts of alcohol helps reduce heart disease, too much can contribute to high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation. For most of us in the habit of relaxing over a drink it can…

A quest of thoughts, all tenants to the heart

Older patients have the most to gain from holding in normal sinus rhythm because of diastolic dysfunction and risk of AF-related stroke. 'De Bono" describes how he has managed to hold in sinus rhythm over 8 years using a mixture of amiodarone with occasio…

My wake up call

Atrial Fibrillation often occurs as a reaction to other illnesses such as a chest or urine infection. A patient describes what happened in his case.

Living with pill in the pocket

Intermittent or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is very common. The experience of one sufferer that uses all the latest techniques makes life bearable

Summer Walk

An account by a patient of how a transient loss of his speech led to a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation and a clot that passed into the speech area of his brain.