Have just recently joined the group. I'm presently at my wits end with the A-fib. I was diagnosed 25 years ago with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Have been taking medication for the condition, but have always been asymptomatic. About five years ago started developing bouts of A-fib. In the last five years have exhausted about every medication and have had three ablations, but am still having monthly bouts of A-fib. Medications will not bring me into sinus rhythm and the only thing that works is a cardioversion. Have had approximately 30 cardioversions. The arrhytmia specialist have told me that the ablations didn't appear to be working due to the thickness of the heart wall. I've recently had a consult at Mass General and they wanted to try a 4th ablation process!! I live in Maryland so Massachusetts is quite not just around the corner. Am going for a cardioversion tomorrow at Wash Hosp Center. Is there anyone out there who has experienced the problems of not converting to sinus rhythm through medications or ablations? What are you doing now? Am very symptomatic in A-fib and is becoming completely debilitating!!!
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