Jun 25
Rene1970
Rene1970 , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

Lifestyle change has improved my condition

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Hello, I was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy at age 12. I will be 50 in November. In 2017, I was also diagnosed with afib. In 2017, I had a double ablation for afib, and pvc’s. The ablation has helped with pvc’s , but I continued to have afib episodes. 4 months later after my ablation, they decided to put in an icd. I have gotten shocked many times due to afib.in 2019, my ep doctor suggested a heart transplant. I begged him to change my medication to multaq. I decided try a lifestyle change, I started walking 1 mile every day, and do a low carb/low fat diet. Within 1 month, I had increased my ejection fraction from 10% to 41%. I’m now stage 1 chf. Never give up hope.

3 Comments
  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie,

    I love your story! Thank you so much for sharing Best Katie

  • joneserick
    joneserick,

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you @Rene1970friv

    You have shown me that changing is not always bad. Sometimes, we have to change to become better and stronger 

    Thank you!
     

  • Tmariez
    Tmariez,

    Love this!  Great job!

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