Hi, I started with random episodes of AF last Dec which came out of the blue. Never had anything like this before, 52 female, relatively fit, ex smoker. Within weeks, Episodes got longer and more frequent, can't breathe, go very dizzy, sweat and have blacked out once leaving me with a right shiner! Rushed to A & E twice with HR of 276 .Each admission followed by a stay on CCU to monitor and stabilise HR. Whilst on CCU had numerous episodes of AF with SVT. Cardiologist of the opinion it was viral !!!!' Eventually discharged on 7.5 Bisoprolol which seem to be managing symptons altho i still feel flutters daily albeit theyr very mild. Investigations ongoing as to establish an underlying cause.
Iv had a CT scan - clear, Echocardiogram - clear, just had MRI last week and booked in for EP Tests mid march. I've read up loads on AF and still trying to get my head round it all - could be hundreds of things causing it. Im more perplexed that the echo has come back clear - although this is good news, im now wondering what happens if MRI results show nothing either - surely there must be a reason this has suddenly started? Id welcome any views on similar experiences.