Making the Best of Life

"Atrial Fibrillation, not quite a life sentence but close...

Anyone who has had it knows the depths of despair it brings and mine was particularly difficult to manage in the early years. After a few surgical interventions on me by others, Prash returned from overseas and managed to tame the condition even further. Not eliminated, but much more manageable and more importantly, liveable with. A subsequent pacemaker has been the best option and means that I can make the best of my life. There are difficult decisions with this condition and Prash has helped me make those decisions over the years and then fully supported them.

For example, I wanted to keep HillClimbing, so Prash placed the pacemaker so that the race harnesses would not be too uncomfortable. Prash also monitors my condition so that I am safe and can keep doing my sporting activities. 

It is not only Prash but his talented team that have helped me when times have been particularly tough. I have always been able to call and get advice or support. I am very grateful for all their help."

Sean, 2012

  • Professor Sanders says...

    Atrial fibrillation is a consequence of several reversible risk factors - high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnoea, and excessive alcohol. Your management of atrial fibrillation must include strict control of these risk factors.

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