Atrial Flutter - Symptom or Disease?
Good afternoon, I have had Atrial Flutter and Fib since 1992. It wasn't until 2006 before anyone actually tried to fix the problem, but by then it was a little too late. The inside of the Atriums are full of scar tissue, so they did a Sinus Node Ablation and made me completely dependent on a pacemaker/ICD. I have been told by the US Government that Atrial Flutter and Fib are only symptoms of a disease, that it is not a disease and/or disability, but I do know that both of them have been assigned a diagnostic code. I am not sure of the diagnostic codes assigned to them and I am trying to see if any of you know what they are and/or where to find them. Also, I hope that someone reading this can shed some light on if they are an actual disease and/or disability or are they merely symptoms of a heart disease. Thank you for being there, supporting all of us. I am one of the silent majority that reads the messages and wish that one day I can help others as you do. Jake