Sorry i'm new to all this & never blogged anything, probs got it all wrong & should be writing this somewhere else.
Had AF for few years now, Heart would always manage to kick its self back in to rhythm.
Lately it has got worse & feel so unwell with it like I will collapse & feel like I have ran a marathon.
last year I had an episode that lasted 12 hours went to GP he sent me straight to hosp. Arrived at aau then HR reverted back to norm rhythm.
Referred to a cardiologist & diagnosis super ventricular. Had holter monitor, ecc all come back norm. No meds prescribed.
Yesterday morning woke up 5.30 having an episode, was coping quite well until chest tightening breathing difficult & feeling of collapse. Straight to A+E at 8.45 seen put in resus all wired up scary is an understatement.
HR fluctuated 190-205. At one stage I was losing consciousness, Why did this happen & is it normal ? they managed to reduce HR after few hrs with drip & drugs. I was sent home with prescription of flecainide for when I have another episode. I am due for follow up appointment with cardiologist again.
AF runs in my family, brothers, nieces. IS IT HEREDITARY ? My brother suffered with AF for years sadly he passed away 18 mths ago, he had a cardiac arrest he was 51. We are still unsure if this was related to AF. He was on medication for his AF he had type 2 diabetes.
other than that he was a healthy man.
Thank you & look forward to replies, comments etc xx