I recently been told by gp that I have AF following an ecg.
I am unable to take anticoagulants due to other health issues.
At the moment I am on beta blockers and aspirin. I had a heart attack in 97.
I can't understand it, for the past 3 years I have had ecg,s and was told I have ectopic heart beats and nothing to worry about. Now all of a sudden I have AF, my pulse is exactly the same as it was 3 years ago. It is irregular as it misses a beat quite frequently, but it never races or flutters and I feel fine. I do get short of breath if I overdo things but I have copd. The gp wrote me a script for anticoagulants but I phoned the cardiovascular unit at my hospital and they said not to take them until I have a full evaluation by the cardiologist as I also had a evar stent fitted for a AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm).
To say I am worried is an understatement
P's, sorry about the double post I tried to copy and paste without success