The Anonymous Widower

Vitamin D Deficiency And Atrial Fibrillation

I’ve just found a paper in the International Journal of Cardiology with this title.

As according to two cardiologists in Cambridge, the reason I had my stroke was atrial fibrillation, I should discuss this with a cardiologist.

I think my story goes something like this.

  • For some reason, I didn’t like the sun and kept out of it.
  • When I was diagnosed as a coeliac, I went gluten-free and didn’t get added Vitamin D in my food.
  • But C dragged me off to the sunnier climes, where now I can stay in the sun without problem.
  • When she died, I retreated into myself and didn’t go to the sun.
  • So did I get low vitamin D?
  • My GP thought so and I decided to drive around in my Lotus with the top down.
  • I eventually, had the stroke, I’d probably been just missing since C died.
  • Atrial fibrillation was diagnosed and it was said to have caused the stroke.
  • Warfarin has been prescribed to protect me!

I’ve added sun and vitamin D for good measure.

Until I can prove otherwise, my father who gave me coeliac disease, wasn’t so lucky and died of a stroke.

Did he have atrial fibrillation and low vitamin D?

May 24, 2016 - Posted by | Health | , ,


  1. Like many people of our age, I suffer from vitamin deficiency in winter. My GP had prescribed a simple mouth spray that I use once a day to restore my level of vitamin D.

    Comment by John Wright | May 24, 2016 | Reply

  2. Have just been diagnosed with apparently “very low” vitamin D levels. But because I can’t walk well I don’t spend as much time in the sun, although I do keep my panoramic roof open all year and I do try and wear short sleeves or push my sleeves up so there is a bit more surface to get sun. However, since I eat no fish due to anaphylactic reaction, and my pancreas doesn’t produce the enzymes needed to digest fats and proteins properly, so not absorbing much from dairy produce either, it isn’t surprising it is low. I am still waiting for the prescription to come through though.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | May 24, 2016 | Reply

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