Oh well, it looks like a second shot at a cardio version. The first lasted 18 months and came to an end two weeks ago on holiday on a tiny Greek Island!
I felt palpitations following a morning swim, and my pulse had become irregular! I had slipped back into AF.
Did I overdo the alcohol? I don't think I had and neither does my wife. I have been very cautious because I am aware that alcohol can tip the heart off balance.
If alcohol was the cause I'll just have to give it up!
I went to my GP first thing on return home (two weeks after reverting to AF) and was admitted to A & E! My pulse rate was 140+ and apart from intermittent palpitations I had no other symptoms and felt fine.
I was kept in overnight until my pulse and BP reached a safe level. I am back home and back on Digoxin, expecting to hear from my cardiologist soon regarding a date for another cardio version. It's a huge disappointment but I'm hopeful that a second chance at a cardio version will last longer than the first. Statistically, the likelihood is it won't, but I'll give it my best shot!