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A Fib Treatment.

02/09/2017 2:06 PM

this could prevent a lot of future strokes that are triggered from ones own heart throwing off clots.

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/map-for-afib-treatment

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Re: A fib treatment.

02/09/2017 6:05 PM

Some people need a fib treatment; others need an afib treatment.

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02/09/2017 6:17 PM

Some people are merely hungry.

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02/09/2017 6:29 PM

GROAN!!!

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02/09/2017 6:46 PM

That makes me want to reread some classic Martin Gardner.

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02/09/2017 6:52 PM

Good call. I always looked forward to his column every month in Sci Am.

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02/09/2017 7:04 PM

Among so many other riches, his column introduced me to the art of Escher.

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02/10/2017 2:18 PM

If you order those in Italy, I think they are called fibronaccis. Just another element of string theory coming to light: fibernachos

A fib = constipated rhythm.

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02/10/2017 2:21 PM

Out of context:

"A team at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, using hearts from organ donors, were able to devise a method to clearly map the heart, and ultimately interrupt its ability to produce irregular heartbeats" or heartbeats of any other kind as well.

Clearly this is a case of operation a success, patient dead.

In matters of this kind, one must defer to the perfeshunals.

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02/10/2017 4:41 PM

Ohhhh - that is afib. I thought you were going to present an app to correct Trump's Tweets.

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02/10/2017 7:36 PM

I received "a fib" treatment last year when I caught my now ex-wife in an affair. She fibbed to me that it wasn't true, my kids confirmed it was true, I threw her out, divorced her and took custody of my kids.... It was a good "a fib" treatment for me, I am doing a lot better now, much better then I have been in many years...

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02/13/2017 11:20 AM

I was watching a crime show this weekend about a former Border Patrol agent in Texas and his girlfriend. It all started with this guy banging on the agent's door, and pointing a large caliber semi-auto pistol at him. After agent closed the door (somehow against all the force of this brute), his girlfriend unbeknownst to the agent, allowed the assailant in through the wash room door. Agent was shot in the back, managed to somehow run, grab a cordless phone, keep running, but got shot several more times (a total of six, I think). As he was lying there bleeding out, he called 911, saw girlfriend being "kidnapped"...

Miracle! He survived this encounter. She tried to come see him in hospital after being "released" by "kidnapper" (tranlate: other boyfriend). Later on, she took care of agent after release from hospital, nursed him back to health, then they broke up in Vegas when he would not go to wedding chapel with her. Big argument, they split up.

Later she invites him for a "reconciliation" dinner (at her house, bad idea...). He gets sick on the spaghetti (laced with rat poison), and I think died a few more times in the emergency room before overcoming this also. Needless to say, the truth finally came out and the evildoers went off to prison for a very,very long time. No love you long time.

So beware of so-called reconciliation meals. And loud knocks at the door, unless you expect a drug raid.

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02/19/2017 6:11 AM

Not to dampen the levity, but A-Fib, and it's related A-Flutter is no joke. After several years of drugs, including blood thinners, two ablations, and two cardioversions, with a third scheduled next week, I am still tired and out of breath with any exercise. I am also gaining weight because of the inability to keep moving all day.

No complaints, just dropping in my dime!

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03/08/2017 11:47 AM

I hope you are feeling much better by now. Seems like about all I do these days is take my wife to the hospital for another test, exam, biopsy, or a procedure. It is becoming my second job.

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04/29/2017 6:00 PM

The last cardio version popped me into sinus rhythm for the first time in years. I am slowly reducing the drugs and we'll see where that goes.

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