This is not about AF but I know there are people here with other arrhythmias so I hope someone can help.
My daughter was recently involved in a car accident and although she did not seem to be injured an ambulance was called (a police van hit her!) The paramedic seemed very concerned by her ECG and had her hooked up for a long time. Finally he said that although her HR was higher than normal that was to be expected under the circumstances but what was not usual was that it was alternating fast and slow, a regular irregularity.
I know about the phenomenon where the HR follows breathing but the only other reference I can find is sick sinus syndrome which is usually a problem of older people? She was planning to see her GP anyway because of palpitations and faint feelings so it seems like something is wrong. She is booked for an ECG but as I know to my cost an ECG at the GP s is pretty useless unless you have a permanent arrhythmia.
Does anyone here recognise this situation? Need I say I don't have much faith in GP s treatment of arrhythmias!