Lulu2468
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Lulu2468, December 30,  2020  2:37pm EST

AFib when standing up

I am a 76 year old female who was diagnosed with AFib four years ago. Also have asthma, Hypothyroid, Gerd all of which I am medicated for. AFib has gotten progressively worse - tried two kinds of meds and on Eliquis. I have had AFib almost every day past few weeks. Sometimes it just starts when I stand up and I have pressure in my neck, chest and arms. I am scheduled to see a specialist in 2 weeks about an ablation. My question: At what point do I call 911 - covid is making me hesitant To go to hospital. 

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  • AHAKellie
    AHAKellie, December 30,  2020  5:26pm EST

    Please don't hesitate to call 911, even during Covid. Hospitals are still the safest place to go when a medical emergency happens. First responders and medical teams are trained on how to handle all medical emergencies along with Covid. Here's some additional information on our Don't Die of Doubt campaign to help reassure you that seeking treatment is the right thing to do. 

    Best,
    Kellie

  • AHAKellie
    AHAKellie, January 4,  2021  12:36pm EST

    Hi, Lulu - just wanted to check in and see how you're feeling. 

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