I'm trying to understand what is happening with my heart and PAF. I know when I'm having an AF episode with jumping, flapping, fluttering heart and fast (150+) pulse, breathless and low BP but there are also what I have been calling 'mini episodes' which are much less severe.
From reading all the information on this site, I wonder if the 'minis' are really ectopic beats. My heart gives a sudden 'jump' and then beats fast (100+) but steadily - this can happen once or twice or it can carry on for a few minutes.
If these are ectopics, are they related to AF? Can they trigger AF? Or am I just fussing and causing them myself by being overly watchful? (I find that waiting for the next AF episode is nearly as stressful as the actual thing!)
How do others cope with these sessions - is it better to try to ignore them?