After previous remarks re the wonders of diltiazem I was struck by Kismet! I had felt unwell all day, blamed on staying up late for election results, then I realised I had gone into AF for the first time this year. I got out my Alivecor and checked, HR 95 and I felt OK, very pleased. Slept OK too and was in SR by morning, more pleased. As I sat in bed reading the paper I suddenly had an attack of extreme dizziness and felt as if I was going to pass out. After a couple more I was back on the Alivecor and recorded pauses up to 4 seconds long. While I was dithering about what to do it stopped.
Saw my GP today, was trying to avoid producing Alivecor but when I could see she was heading down the reassurance route I had to. She completely panicked, can't read that, not arrhythmia, etc so I showed her the one I had done from my husband the same day and then switched back to asystole filling the screen, then she got it. I let her refer me to a cardiologist as he had promised to refer me to an EP if necessary.
Upset as I am this has returned I'm really thankful I bought the gadget after the first time it happened