I hope someone can help me with my query. I saw my cardiologist today after a number of frequent AF attacks. My medication was increased 3 weeks ago to 2.5mg Bisoprolol and 50mg Flecianiade am and 2 x 50mg Flecianiade pm and of course Warfarin . I had a 24hr tape last week which showed no AF but heart rate was normal but had slowed, the lowest being 40bpm (only a couple of time during the night) and the highest 75bmp. My cardiologist said that I am not to push physical exertion, as the medication is stopping my heart getting faster, which is why at the gym my heart rate is still low and I feel breathless. I asked to be referred to an EP, just to talk things over regarding ablation.
My big query is at times when my heart rate would normally go up, but not through physical activity does the same rules apply, ie I could get breathless? I am feeling a bit low at the thought of never being able to walk up a steep hill whist out walking in the countryside, but on the plus side my heart is behaving it's self and this is day 21 without an attack. I just need to stop feeling sorry for myself I quess. Wendy.