1 Samuel 12:24 - But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.
Your heart can dance to a different tune than it’s supposed to.
There’s no way to know what it will do next and its taxing on the heart. This is just a bit of what A Fib, atrial fibrillation, means.
Basically, it’s when the electrical impulses of the heart misfire and make some of the nerves shoot off a round of gunfire within your heart.
A Fib can make you feel uneasy and cause you to be tired. Treatment includes cardiac ablations. I had an ablation for atrial flutter and two for A Fib. The first two tries didn’t work but the third did. Treatment can also include medications that can cause the signals of the heart to calm down. Sometimes. Medication hadn’t worked for me and that’s why I had the three ablations.
A Fib makes your heart quiver (my heart would beat really fast and flutter) or have an irregular heartbeat, (which I had), and can lead to blood clots, stroke,(I had one) heart failure and other heart conditions.
Heart.com, the American Heart Foundation, allows you to watch a video of what happens to the heart during A Fib: https://watchlearnlive.heart.org/index.php?moduleSelect=atrfib
It also shows what happens during normal rhythm: https://watchlearnlive.heart.org/index.php?moduleSelect=atrfib
It can be disconcerting when you experience A Fib, but remember you aren’t alone. A Fib can occur at any age but has a higher percentage of patients who are over forty. Treatment is available that can return your heart to normal rhythm.
If you think you might have symptoms of A Fib, it’s important that you see a physician who can help diagnose and treat atrial fibrillation.
The Bible verse above talks about fearing the LORD and serving him with all your heart. Then it says that we are to think about the great things he has done. Certainly, the procedures that can be done during our time, it’s amazing to watch God guide skilled surgeons to do his work.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.