I thought I would share a positive story with you all.
I finally went to see my new Cardiologist, at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, on Wednesday. I was very unhappy with the way I was treated during an, unsuccesful, electro cardioversion I received from Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry and asked to be transfered. That was in October last year - it's taken this long!
Anyway, they put me on amiodarone after my failed cardioverion. Plus, after being diagnosed, I decided to lose weight (I've lost 2 stone in six months. I still have another stone to go but I'm determined), I cut down on the alcohol and changed my diet to something more heart healthy, with plenty of salad, fruit, veg, seeds, nuts and whole grains etc. plus I take magnesium, zinc and omega 3, 6 & 9.
Well I had a bit of a shock on Wednesday (not the electro cardioversion kind, I'm happy to say) as I'm now back in normal synus rhythm.
The Dr. said it was most likely a combination of the meds plus my weight loss and change in diet which have helped my heart to get back to normal. They now plan to slowly take me off the beta-blockers, then the warfarin and amiodarone and then they will put me back on beta-blockers as a precaution. Plus I will have to wear a heart monitor for two weeks.
I was really not looking forward to having another electro-cardioversion under a GA I can tell you.