Sorry....it's me again.
We've bought an Alivecor monitor because husband never had any symptoms leading up to his emergency ambulance ride to A and E with his AF. After his successful Cardioversion we both wanted to be aware if he went into AF again. He is anxious to get back to work as a driving instructor, nowhere near retirement unfortunately.
Today he went for a walk around the block in an attempt to regain strength in his heart, and found walking made him feel really I'll, not necessarily breathless, but it was uncomfortable.
He is still on his meds including the 10mg of Bisoprolol, which they told him was the maximum dose.
When he got home he used his Alivecor (new toy!!) and his heartbeat was 57 and very irregular, although still in proper sinus rhythm. I think what worried us both was the irregularity - I did mine and it was a regular 87. We understand that the beta blocker is acting like a brake, but why the irregularity? Is it because his heart is weakened - he did have pulmonary oedema which presented as a wheeze or crackle.
What we are trying to do is take responsibility for our own health - well, his mainly, so it would be great if anyone could help us understand what's going on. We don't want the AF to return too soon.