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How NOT to Die Young - Part 4


Atrial Fibrillation is a serious heart conditions where the electrical signal between the upper and lower chambers of your heart are NOT communicating properly.


I have personal experience with this disease, having been in persistent Atrial Fibrillation (afib) for 6 years over a decade ago.

People like myself, who are in persistent afib often cannot resolve the problem without a surgical intervention - called ablation - where heart tissue is literally burned in order to "remodel" the electrical pathways. Many people who have afib and an ablation revert to afib just a few years after the procedure. Why? Surgery seldom touches on the root cause. Therefore the process(es) that led to the afib, in the first place, are still active.


I had "mild" Lyme disease that was likely the cause of the condition. I pre-treated and treated myself with anti-infective for 18 months prior to the procedure. Consequently, here I am, 10 years later in normal (sinus) rhythm. The analytics we developed to test your physiology (blood) is very accurate at determining the cause(s) of afib. And, when we do this testing (or chronic disease temperature 55 biomarker panel), coupled to the risk assessment, we are able to reduce your risks of afib. Our team also has experience with mild afib cases. We have rectified the irregular heart rhythms in many people. Thus the approach we use is both preventative and can reverse cases of afib.


It is also really important to get your health "right" BEFORE any surgeries so you will repair and recover well.


 

Here is a story about afib shared by the wife of a client with whom we are just starting to work.


Loving the Chronic Disease Support Discussions, especially cholesterol presentations. I worked in that area before statin drugs were introduced into the market and have followed the evolution and increasing popularity of statins. As lipid levels seem to contribute to several conditions, I decided to check my husband's lipid levels (he has afib). The most recent result is LDL of 80, which pleases his doctors. He has his records in a spreadsheet going back to 2005, so there’s a lot of history available (engineer training).

One LDL level was 40 (Yikes!).


Only once was it above 100. He developed aFib a couple of years ago, and while I was listening to the presentation I started googling lipids and aFib. (This is why I am not on video) Guess what! There appears to be a relationship. Attached is the meta-analysis published in 2020. Here is the link to the publication:


https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/clc.23430


The title of the article is:

Lipid levels and risk of new‐onset atrial fibrillation: A systematic review and dose‐response meta‐analysis


Here is the abstract:


Lipid levels are closely associated with health, but whether lipid levels are associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) remains controversial. We thought that blood lipid levels may influence new‐onset AF. Here, we used a meta‐analysis to examine the overall association between lipid levels and new‐onset AF. PubMed and EMBASE databases were searched up to 20 December 2019. We conducted a systematic review and quantitative meta‐analysis of prospective studies to clarify the association between lipid levels and the risk of new‐onset AF.


Higher levels of TC, LDL‐C, and HDL‐C were associated with lower risk of new‐onset AF. TG levels were not associated with new‐onset AF in all subjects.


 

More from our client's wife:

The dose-response curves between TC and aFib (Figure 1 supporting information) and LDL and AFib (Figure 2 supporting information) are similar to other conditions you presented.