A few weeks ago I woke up to find my heart racing at 150 beats per minute. I recorded my heart rate on my blood pressure monitor ,My thoughts were very down beat at the time, I just kept on thinking about would I ever be free from afib and how long would it be before I was put back onto sotalol, and for me the dreaded side effects of feet like blocks of ice in the winter. I called my EP and his secretary booked me in to see him two weeks later. when I went to see I explained that this episode had been unlike any of the others, for a start it occurred in the morning and the feelings in my chest had been different and by the time I got to the doctors for an ECG it had passed. My episodes had always gone on for hours. He explained to me that it was unlikely that it was afib and the 150 heart rate was very significant.Although as it was not recorded he hold me there was a strong likelihood that it was atrial flutter which can be sorted out by a simple ablation . He told me that as I had had afib I had a greater risk of atrial flutters which are more common in people older than me. If I have another episode I hope to catch it on an ECG so this diagnosis can be confirmed and treated. Has anyone else experienced this
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