Would appreciate any comments on my proposed continuing treatment plan. Following ablation for A. fib & flutter in November, I saw my EP at Papworth yesterday for a follow-up. After the procedure he suggested I try to wean myself off bisoprolol. I was on 2.5 mgs. Have tried several times to reduce the dosage and am comfortable with 2.5mgs one evening and then 1.25mgs the next. However, if I try to reduce it further then episodes of A. fib occur. Also take flecainide 50mgs twice a day.
EP suggests I carry on with this bisoprolol regime and continue the flecainide. He says there are no long term contraindications. Do you agree? I am a 64 year old female with other health issues, long standing rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis of my R. hip, so am on lots of other medications including steroids and methotrexate injections.
I am much improved following the ablation. Previously had episodes most days, since ablation have only had two episodes unconnected with trying to reduce the bisoprolol. So, I feel the procedure has been a great success. Had hoped to come off all meds but looks like that it isn't possible.
Anyone else with a similar experience?