3-4 weeks ago I had my first episode of AF in around a year. The docs gave me some more Bisoprolol and I went back to sinus rhythm 40 mins later. Entire episode lasted about 9 hours. Bloods, chest x-ray etc all came back normal and I was told to go straight back to A&E if it happened again.
My current meds are Bisoprolol 2.5mg, and for bp Ramipril 2.5mg & Amlodipine 5mg.
A week later I was back at my surgery for an ECG when my heart was out of sync again but not racing and I was sent off to hospital for blood tests. I've just received a letter from my GP asking me to go in to discuss the results, so I'm guessing something's shown up.
On Monday I had another AF episode that lasted 3.5-4 hrs (110-150 bpm).
It righted itself after another dose of Bisoprolol. The doctor told me, as has been discussed on this forum that aspirin is a waste of time with AF.
I am 47 and my stroke risk score (forget the official test name) is 1. Should I consider going on some sort of blood thinner regime or am I considered too young and if so, which one?
Also, the doc suggested upping the Bisoprolol to 5mg daily, or would I be better sticking to 2.5mg and taking another if an attack starts. I don't want to become uneccesarily on drugs until I have no choice.