I am changing my policy on comments.
In the past, if you had one approved comment then all of your subsequent comments would post without moderation. I changed that.
Now I will moderate all comments. That means there may be a delay.
Another change is that I am not going to allow personal medical anecdotes. The reason is that heart rhythm diseases, especially atrial fibrillation, affect people in diverse ways. I counsel patients never to compare their problem with their friends’ problem. Therapy for AF has to be tailored to the individual. What’s right for you could be completely wrong for your buddy.
I will also not allow links to dubious websites. I know what many of you may be thinking… my view of dubious may be different than yours. Sorry.
I recently came close to closing comments for good. But I didn’t. Probing comments made by a journalist early in my blogging career stimulated me to look more critically at what I wrote. It was an inflection point of sorts.
WordPress has tallied more than 4400 comments since inception of this blog. I’ve learned a lot from these. I hope you continue to write.
P.S. I receive many emails through the contact form asking for advice about specific situations. I cannot respond to these. It’s unwise to give specific medical advice over the Internet.