A week ago, yesterday (9/15/16), I had my first episode. Had no idea what was going on, but after a leisurely day that consisted of gym, lunch, and pool time, I had my first event. I'm 65 with pre-hypertension bp, that I take 10mg of Ramipril and have taken for more than 15 years. Along with that I take a baby aspirin, daily. I was drinking alcohol on a daily basis, but only a few drinks after supper. After having everything stabilized after 45 minutes at emergency room, I have been fine since. All test proved negative and echo, xray were all good. So, have no idea what prompted this (maybe, dehydration around pool?). I visited with a cardiologist afterwards and he said because of my age and hypertension I was a 2 on the AFib scale. I really didn't want to go on thinners after this one episode. After performing another EKG, he said I could try just the Ramipril and Asprin and watch my heart rate on my own. So, basically, I am back to where I was before this happened. Now, where do I go from here, I wonder? Should I abstain from drinking all together, is one question I am asking. Diet is great, exercise is great.
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