Several years ago, I completed a 75 mile charity bike ride--a proud achievement and testimony to my level of fitness to complete the ride. About a week later, I went to bed early not feeling well.
After six months of not being able to control my a-fib, I was referred to a specialist at the Medical University of SC in Charleston to have an ablation preformed. I intently studied the ablation process, and with my background in computers and engineering, understood the high tech nature of this procedure. My ablation was performed in Charleston in February, 2007. This eight hour procedure cured me of my a-fib. I have returned to a normal, healthy lifestyle riding my bike and easily walking 18 holes of golf. My life is back!!
I know that my procedure would not have been possible without intense research into atrial fibrillation, and the work of organizations involved in heart health. We are especially concerned that future generations do not have to suffer with heart disease, especially atrial fibrillation.