- Jan 22, 2005
I didn't want to hijack Jim's thread so will post this here. We recently went through an almost identical health crisis with my mother-in-law having a massive stroke and passing. The point of posting this is that while in the hospital the doctor advised us that she had Atrial fibrillation (A-Fib), and that this was the cause of her stroke. Nobody had any idea that she had this issue, so it went untreated. If you suspect you may have an issue, or if you have not had an EKG in recent years please talk to your doc. Sucks to be on blood thinners, but it's a lot better than the possibility of a stroke. It's more common than you may think.