Hi, I have had PAF for 10 years but only very occaisionally get full blown episodes i.e. about twice a year. The current treatment is "pill in pocket" 100mg Flecainide and 2.5mg bisoprolol if I get an episode. Also take 75mg aspirin daily. Recently, I visited a different cardiologist and had an ECG and an echocardiogram and he said that he was concerned about my heart rate which was slow at 50 bpm. He said if I get an episode do not take the bisopropol as this could slow my heart rate down too much. I am due to go for more tests, a treadmill stress ECG to try to determine whether the slow heart rate is a problem. Also have been feeling very tired.
Does anyone else suffer the odd episode of AF but also has a slow heart rate?
Reading other posts it looks as if I should be on anti-coagulants. I am 69 so my CHAD/VASC score is 1 but shortly to be 70 when my score goes up to 2.