I am very disappointed. I had cardioversion last week and went back into sinus rhythm and was so happy and felt great but this morning I flipped back into AF. I am on 50mg x 2 flecanide, 125 mg of digoxin and 200mg dilitiazem and 20mg of the new rivaroxiban. I had a successful cardioversion in 2012 for five months. I always seem to go into AF after waking up and usually on a Sunday! I had kept very quiet no vigorous exercise. Does dehydration affect AF? Since taking these drugs I have noticed I have to drink a lot more water.
How many cardioversions can you have safely and if I had another do you have to wait a couple of weeks. How does it affect your heart long term? I was converted into NSR so it shows I can get back in but wish it would hold. Perhaps if I had a third quickly, it would whack it back into sinus.
My gp and anticoagulation clinic refused to contine my riveroxiban and say in a month I have to have warfarin. However, I would prefer to stay on the new one. Does anyone have advice on this one in order to get it. My EP has suggested it. It seems they feel that the only criteria to have the new drugs is if you are confused, prone to falls or have an allergy to warfarin. I thought NICE ageed the new drugs. I was also told the policy in south london was different to that in the north by a hospital doctor!?