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AF Diaries

Sylvia's Story

Sylvia’s AF Diagnosis After Hip Replacement

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Gillians Story

Gillian shares an update on how she has completed a triathlon since her ablation.

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Martin's Story

Left frustrated and low when Atrial Fibrillation (AF) stopped him in his tracks.

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R's Story

R shares his story with us about how he cannot take anticoagulants after sustaining two subdural haematomas.

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Maureen's Story

AF and pacemaker to restore quality of life.

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Gordon's Story

Here, Gordon tells how he doesn’t let AF rule his life and enjoys keeping fit.

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John's Story

Chance diagnosis, but I can balance my various risks with leading a full life. 

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David's Story

When I started to experience a frighteningly irregular heartbeat in December 2016 I was pretty certain that I knew what it was.

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Barry's Story

A frank explanation of how AF impacted his life.

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Coral's Story

Coral describes how her condition was misdiagnosed.

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View more AF Diaries stories here and Living with AF stories here.

AF Related Stroke

Kathy's Story

Kathy didn't think she needed anticoagulants - until she had an AF-related stroke.

Read her story here

Chris's Story

On the death of an old friend…

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Philip's Story

Philip was diagnosed with AF at the age of 57, after suffering a stroke while on holiday.

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Margaret's Story

Margaret had all the signs of a mini stroke but thought she was fine. 

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Sylvia's Story

Sylvia experienced a TIA in May 2015. Thankfully there were few long lasting effects.

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Beverly's Story

Bev showed no risk factors for AF-related stroke. Despite this, at the age of 45, she suffered a stroke out of the blue. 

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Claire's Story

Within the space of a few hours, Claire had been diagnosed with AF, and told she’d suffered a stroke. Here she shares her story.

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Chris's Story

Chris Banting had two strokes when he was 29-years-old.

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Paul's Story

Paul Jaworski survived an AF-related stroke after being diagnosed with Paroxysmal AF in January 2012.

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Carer Stories

Jenny's Story

Jenny Hutton noticed her husband’s heart ‘beating all over the place’, which the couple laughed off.

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My Wife and AF

This is my experience of what it is like looking in from the outside of my wife’s problems with Atrial Fibrillation and arrhythmias. 

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Finding Help

Helen's Story

Helen tells us about how she set up a successful support group in Somerset

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Christine's Story

About twelve years ago I was diagnosed as having PAF and was prescribed Flecainide and Aspirin.

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Ann's Story

It started on holiday in Bournemouth late August 1999; I  was getting out of breath after walking only a few yards.

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Stan's Story

Stan travelled thousands of miles to seek help and relief for his symptomatic AF. 

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Chris's Story

Learnt the hard way! How foods affect my arrhythmia. Chris discusses how food can affect his arrhythmias.

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Peter's Story

How finding the right doctor helped Peter back to work to enjoy life. 

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Jayne Mudd and Angela Griffiths

The role of the Specialist Arrhythmia Nurse

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Living with AF Under 40

Jay's Story

Jay was diagnosed with AF at the age of 29. He has had three ablations but remains active and continues to participate in activities he enjoys despite his AF.

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Jennifer's Story

I was diagnosed this year with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation last November I noticed when I went to my bed at night that I would feel my heart racing.

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Chris's Story

Chris had symptoms of AF from a young age but ignored them. He went on to live a very active life; challenging himself to strenuous situations like mountaineering and running marathons.

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Tom's Story

Olympisn Tom talks of winning gold whilst living with AF.

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Tania's Stoty

 At times, I was out of breath and found that some days I struggled to walk. 

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Jordan's Story

When I was 20 I woke up one morning with a pounding in my chest, no previous warnings at all. All day it was on and off my heart was going about 240 bpm. 

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Martin's Story

I was just short of my 34th Birthday when I was diagnosed with AF in October 2006. 

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Bill's Story

Rugby legend helping to get to the heart of the matter.

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Get in touch for more help and information

01789 867 502info@afa.org.uk

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