I've had AF since August 2010, on bisoprolol + warfarin with two lots of cardioversion which worked for a while. In September I had surgery for aortic valve replacement & the surgeon did an ablation at the same time which we hoped would cure the AF. At my last hospital appointment in March I was told that I had no longer had AF & was taken off amiodorone & warfarin but kept on low dose of bisoprolol. Then it came back at Easter!
I'm currently waiting for hospital appointment (June 10th) but as increased doses of bisoprolol were not making a lot of difference to the palpitations, my GP has just put me on to sectral (acebutolol). Has anyone else any experience of this drug? I'm on the maximum dose and the AF is still not under control BUT the dizzy spells and extreme tiredness which I've been having for several years (and which Drs weren't linking to bisoprolol) have more or less gone.
It's very frustrating since I thought I'd got rid of AF but I'd certainly recommend cardioversion (& probably ablation, though given major heart surgery at the same time I wasn't really aware of having this) even if they don't last indefinitely.