Hi all. After wearing a holter monitor for 24 hours I've been diagnosed with afib. The report came back saying my heart is working with a 3% burden. What does this mean?! (My gp had no idea) I haven't had a normal heart beat since December last year. One long constant episode. They have prescribed me only betablockers which only helps with an occasional fast heart rate not the fluttering and sent me on home like there's nothing else they can do. I live in the constant fear that my heart will stop or I wont wake up the next morning. Feel so hopeless that it brings me to tears sometimes. Im 6'2" 84kg. Not over weight. No history of heart issues in my family. Ive gone to gym to try "reset" the beat. Changed diet, low carbs and sugar, no alcohol or coffee. Visited a psychologist...
Is this my new normal? Am I going to have to accept this and give in? The thought terrifies me.
I live in Auckland New Zealand and don’t have access to the help you have in the UK.
Is anyone else in the same position or have advice on what to do next? Thanks for your time.