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Member Story: Vi

Member Story: Vi
Right is Living a Normal Life

Vi walked downstairs, when the next thing she knew, she woke up on the floor. The next five weeks were spent in the hospital recovering from the stroke. After her hospital stay, Vi had a fluttering sensation in her chest which grew more persistent over the months and soon was accompanied by a racing heartbeat. When she was able to see her cardiologist, he told her that heart arrhythmias like hers were common, and that she should “just live with it.”

Vi decided to contact Best Doctors. When Vi received her expert report, she learned her condition was called Persistent Atrial Fibrillation, which should be treated with special medicines designed to normalize her heart rhythm. The Best Doctors expert further recommended Vi undergo a number of medical procedures, including a catheter ablation.

“My life changed the day I had that procedure,” Vi said. “I went to the hospital totally incapacitated and left the hospital feeling alive again.”