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depotdoug, March 22,  2020  5:52pm EST

“A F I B prevalence with CANCERS” mine tops list!

Haven't  said much since Cardioversion Valentines Day. AFIB free since then. Now not so sure. + 37 days back in AFIB right after I  read this article last night.   Mellanie what do you think about this article??

Strange thing is my BP reads or tremendously good I.e. lowest ever... Yes I'm on XARELTO 20mg since 15 Feb.  
More details TBD: gonna maybe probably send my MERLIN @ HOME Remote transmit to my device Clinic at wake up Monday AM.  Not going to ER, no way.! 

  • Spencer
    Spencer, March 22,  2020  5:57pm EST

    Hang in there Doug!

  • MellanieSAF
    MellanieSAF, March 22,  2020  6:01pm EST


    This is an area that I continue to investigate and study because it is so new. We don't know a lot yet - there is so much more to be learned.

    There is a whole new specialty called CardioOncology as cancer docs are just starting to learn that their patients have hearts and that many of the drugs they use cause afib and other arrhythmias. This new specialty walks a tightrope because they have to balance saving the patient's life with the side effects they leave in their wake.

    We are still in the very early stages of understanding any of this. 


  • depotdoug
    depotdoug, March 22,  2020  6:07pm EST

    Thxs Spencer.   No need absolutely none, zero to to ER like I did 02/12. Terrible experience for a 67.9yo on steroids(prednisone) and Zytiga (cancer chemo drug).  Yeh I'm surprised my BP is in the 100's/ 78's. That's shocking BP for me. 
    I shall XMIT my ICD/pacemaker data from last weeks & tonight to my welll known Cardiac Device Clinic( they know me my DOUG! Quite well.   
    You did say Spencer that AFIB "Can't Kill You".  
    .... standby self quarantined at home, maybe.


  • depotdoug
    depotdoug, March 22,  2020  7:06pm EST

    Mellanie, interesting,  still lot of WIP and research.  Question? Why does The JACC have March 24th, 2020 on that study? When it's was active now? 

    + I've still have my EP Dr V. Appointment on March 31st. Not long.  

  • MellanieSAF
    MellanieSAF, March 22,  2020  7:57pm EST

    It appears to be "publish ahead of print," which means that it is published online before the print issue comes out. It was apparently to have been presented as a poster/abstract at the American College of Cardiology Conference next weekend, but the live conference in Chicago has been cancelled due to the coronavirus and selected sessions will be presented remotely via online tools.

    Poster Contributions
    Posters Hall_Hall A
    Saturday, March 28, 2020, 3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Session Title: Arrhythmias and Clinical EP: Basic 3
    Abstract Category: 04. Arrhythmias and Clinical EP: Basic
    Presentation Number: 1216-235



  • depotdoug
    depotdoug, March 22,  2020  9:23pm EST

    Mellanie, Amazing what a few short weeks or couple months can do to medical situations like ours, AFIB, rhythm disorders, any cardiac issues can be turned upside down. 

    An American College of Cardiolgy confence live goes to tele/video communications. BY the way I was given that JACC articel from one of my top HealthUnlocked Advanced Prostate Cancer advocates. A strong logical researcher of Cancer S.E.'s, drug interactions newest teametn methods for PCa. He is an AFIB tagged, Cancer tagged friend like you as well. It looks like I'm in and out of AFIB according to Mr Apple S4 watch recordings, which are saying inconclusive poor readings. I'll do my KARDIA EKG plate before bedtime. Its been telling me possible AFIB. Yeh, I know when its possible today. Maybe its an AFlutter or atrial pacing with PVC's?   

    Whats' got me puzzed is my 'Normal BP' eadings, 100's SYS over 70's DIA. That's 25-30 pts lower than ususal.  Will XMIT my Merlin @ Home remote interogations in the morning.

    It's been an interesting day. Doug  

  • MellanieSAF
    MellanieSAF, March 22,  2020  9:29pm EST

    What I have learned over time is that low blood pressure readings, for me at least, often mean dehydration. 


  • depotdoug
    depotdoug, March 22,  2020  9:49pm EST


    I think you just hit one of my AFIB return problem Symptom right on! I've been on HCTZ 12.5mg(you know that water removing diueritc pill)  since Feb 26th. Concsequently the last 10 days I've not been Exercising 2X! daily. That's where I drink most, boques of falvored no calories H2O. Lot's of water Exercising, a bunch. Tomorrow I shall will drink full exercise bottles of H20, our RO water. And throw in some electroyte water too.  

    THink you may have solved or pointed me to my AFIB issue, Dehyrdation from HCTZ hydrocholorthiazide depleting my water system.

    What do you think???    It's cant hurt.  Believe you've said a common cause of AFIB occurences is dehyrdation..

  • MellanieSAF
    MellanieSAF, March 22,  2020  10:04pm EST

    Dehydration is a common reason for afib, and diuretics are common for heart patients, so that sounds very likely! 



  • depotdoug
    depotdoug, March 22,  2020  10:48pm EST

    You just made my day, or night, Mellanie. 

    Doug shall drink more, like exercising volume liquids, just pain water too. 
    Thank you so much, never comprehended the HCTZ interference and my slowdown on H20 intake.


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