As part of our Web 2.0 initiative to discuss health issues with patients, I have agreed to perform an online "live" chat about atrial fibrillation and its diagnosis and treatment options on Wednesday, 6 August 2008 at 7PM, central standard time. Oh, there will be some pre-screening of questions so the usual flame-throwing inherent to the blog-o-sphere can be avoided, but hopefully, it will be informative.
You can request an e-mail reminder so we can torment you, if you'd like. Also, if you want to front-load some questions you'd like addressed on this post, feel free to post them here so I can come prepared.
Lookin' forward to the opportunity...
My heart doc had heard nothing of this: In the 6 months since I was DX with AF, my husband noticed that about 2 hours after I was exposed to a herbicide when the baseball diamond was sprayed next door, I go into AF and it lasts about 7 hours. Even the use of brand name products sprayed on my ankles and trouser legs to prevent ticks and chiggers as we live in a Nat. Forest in AR, I go into AF for 7 hours! The CDC suggested that it might be one of the proprietory ingredients used for the delivery of the product. The bug spray killed the clover where I stood while being sprayed. We Googled: atrial fibrillation, herbicide, and up came Equine AF!!! Since you have a forum, perhaps others have personal observations which could help us learn more. MCH
In these chats, is it possible to just drop in and read questions/answers without asking questions? My mom had an episode of AF last year and I'd be curious about questions/answers, but am not sure I'd actually ask anything.
She also has macular degeneration, so while she is on coumadin, it increases her risk of bleeding in the eye...
anony 5:17PM -
Yes, you can just view them live or view them after they are archived online.
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