Well I have been to see my Cardiologist and confirmed I have Paramoxl AF – Six 10 hour episode in 6 weeks wnt back to normal by itself. Was really concerned I had an underlying problem so had echo also (£450.00 Grrr) …….
Right, I had a hole in the heart op when I was a child and the cardiologist thought that this was the cause of AF and my crazy lifestyle (drinking, smoking stress ….)since my Mum passed away just sent it over the edge. The echo confirmed that there it was enlarged in that area where my hole was stitched up but other than that my heart is structurally fine – THANK GOD!!
The cardiologist said 1.25 of Bisoprolol is all I need as I am such a low stroke risk and when AF comes back ‘Just ride it out’ – ‘It won’t kill you and don’t go to A&E there is no point’
Well its back ( I think cheese is a trigger now) I am trying not to panic as cardiologist said I would be fine but I am scared – its not as fast as 160bpm as it was prior to bisoprolol but very irregular and fast. What shall I do?
Also I am concerned as the bisoprolol obviously isn’t stopping the AF what is next? A stronger dose – different tablet – please don’t say the rest of my life will be like this – is it normal to have to chop and change tablets before they work? Plus I am not sure if Ablation is an option as I had the hole in the heart surgery – please advise I am so scared xxx Im 42, female live alone and terrified x