Hello again! So, last week my cardiologist put me on a 48 hour monitor to double check that I have aFib before possibly pursuing an ablation. So this is the last step before having that serious discussion. Just to review, I am 53-years-old and normal weight with no other conditions. They think I am a viable candidate for a successful ablation.
While on the monitor, I had to record my activity every two hours plus any events I had. In that time, I had several episodes of aFib and they always occur at rest. If I am exercising or on the go, I don't have any symptoms. But when I sit down and recline in my easy chair in the evening or sometimes at my desk after lunch (sitting, not reclining), I feel the flutters coming on.
Is it possible that while I am active, my heart rate is slightly or moderately elevated but then when I rest and it goes back to 50-60 (I am on metoprolol to control my heart rate), that the decrease in my heart rate to a lower level is an actual TRIGGER?
Keep in mind, I haven't had this revelation from the doctor since I haven't seen him yet since the 48 hour monitor, but this is my own observation.
Thanks for any thoughts on this as a possibility.