It is now 7 days since my ablation and I still haven't felt my heart. I still have a hacking cough and our nurse has recommended steam and Vick.
I had hoped to be able to report my GP's reaction to the changes made by the EP. Specifically will the Welsh NHS agree to fund it?
Unfortunately the appointment was cancelled as the GP is off sick.
I detail below the changes and my understanding of the reasons :-
Continue with 2x 100 mg Flecainide and start 2.5 mg Bisoprolol. WHY? Flecainide can cause other arrhythmias and the Bisoprolol counteracts the effect. Stop both after 2 months.
Stop warfarin and start 2 x 150mg dabigatran etexilite capsules ( Pradaxa) and 1 x 30 mg lansoprrazole gastro resistant capsules.. WHY? My INR has been unstable latterly and this new anticoagulant will give better protection against strokes. NB they had to test my kidney function before giving me the Pradaxa and it is known to cause digestive problems in some people. I'm not sure what it's doing to me but my previously quiet guts are now gurgling like a drain!
Anti coagulation to continue long term.
I will report back when I know how the Welsh Assembley Government react to all this!