In 2018, Eddie Judge stunned audiences after sharing news of his diagnosis with atrial fibrillation. Eddie, owner of CUT Fitness, and fitness coach for over 20 years, was known for his healthy and active lifestyle.
Eddie, who was “in the best shape of his life” began to experience fatigue and weakness while working out. Eventually, he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Eddie first tried medication and had a few cardioversions. When those weren’t effective, he turned to catheter ablation to treat his AFib.
Eddie Judge gained national notoriety in 2011 when he began to appear on Bravo’s hit Real Housewives of OC reality show while dating Tamra Barney. The couple married in 2013 and starred in their own mini-series Tamra’s OC Wedding. They also opened CUT Fitness in 2013.
Today, Eddie is feeling great, back to his active lifestyle, and working to raise general awareness of atrial fibrillation through the campaign, Get Smart About AFib.
As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. Only a cardiologist or electrophysiologist can determine whether ablation is an appropriate course of treatment. There are potential risks including bleeding, swelling or bruising at the catheter insertion site, and infection. More serious complications are rare, which can include damage to the heart or blood vessels; blood clots (which may lead to stroke); heart attack, or death. These risks need to be discussed with your doctor and recovery takes time. The success of this procedure depends on many factors, including your physical condition and your body's ability to tolerate the procedure. Use care in the selection of your doctors and hospital, based on their skill and experience.
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