Treating Atrial Fibrillation: The Big Picture

By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2013-02-03 02:02:54 -0600
Started 2012-12-10 23:57:06 -0600

Since we are focusing on atrial fibrillation this month I though I'd share one of my favorite sources and articles on AF by Dr. Richard Fogoros.

If you have AF I would encourage you to read the article and its many links which discuss all the various "sub-issues" surrounding AF. Of course, I would also invite you to ask any questions regarding AF you may have in this discussion thread!


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lei_lani 2013-02-03 02:02:54 -0600 Report

We have similar monitor here in our country but not available to everyone. Its trialling at the moment. Its available in some GP(general practitioner) but not all GP practice.

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missouri 1 2012-12-19 08:37:14 -0600 Report

daily led pains ,I walk daily but leg pain ad swelling of legs please advise

HeartHawk 2012-12-21 00:12:51 -0600 Report


Tell us more about your condition. Leg pain could be anything from Peripheral Artery Disuease (PAD) to statin myopathy (from lack of CoQ10) to cramps due to to low magnesium.

The power of this forum is the vast number of people with experiences just like yours. The more you can tell us about yourself the better we can help!


re1ndeer 2012-12-12 07:10:04 -0600 Report

Good article. I have the blood thinner approach, which I now do my testing at home instead of going to the clinic to regulate my INR.

HeartHawk 2012-12-12 21:54:24 -0600 Report


Cool! Hey, good to hear from you! What test kit do you use? Can it be ordered online? I know someone looking for an at home test.


re1ndeer 2012-12-13 08:08:34 -0600 Report

Nope can not be ordered online ( as far as I know) , needs a doctor prescription.

It is from Phillips (the name of the company). Has not cost me a penny to use, but it is based on your insurance ( I have Medicare).

A spokeperson from the company comes to your home, and instucts you on the use of the machine, the first time. After that you are on your own.

You do your test weekly, (or how often your doctor requests) then call in your results to the company, who in turn notifies your doctor of your results.
If you need additional supplies, you ask for them when calling in your results, and they are sent to you within 7 days.

I was gone for awhile because I have fractured my back and haven't been getting around much, but it is good to be back.

HeartHawk 2012-12-14 20:44:30 -0600 Report


Ouch! How did you injure your back?

Thanks for all the great info and detail on the home INR test. Sure as heck beats driving to the docs office or blood draw site every week!


HeartHawk 2012-12-17 20:06:43 -0600 Report


Yeah, that will do it! As if our lives need more complications! Hope your recover sooner rather than later.