infection or coincidence

I am new here and been reading through the forum what a kind wonderful people you all are, I was diagnosed with para af around 6 weeks ago started at 1130 at night heart racing, beats all over the place called ambulance did the usual test bloods, xrays , was told had infection and gave me a injection to slow heart rate, and was put on bisoprolol 2.5mg, given antibiotics. seen cardiologist who said it was af, 2 weeks later same thing happened heart racing beats all over the place, went to a and e was told another infection and to increase bisoprolol twice a day, went back to normal after 5 hours, last week same thing again this time no fast heart rate called 111 and out of hours doctor said go a and e, blood tests again another infection more antibiotics, went back to normal rhythm after 5 hours, this morning woke up at 3:45 in af again, no fast heart rate so just relaxed and spoke to doctor at 9, we had a chat , and as no sooner I put phone down back in normal rhythm, could infection cause this 4 times in a row or just coincidence, like I said am new to this so just getting my head around this all

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  • Hi Lee and welcome to our forum. I guess you had blood tests while in A+E? These usually show if you have an infection. It does seem a bit strange that you have had several episodes of AF caused by an infection. I haven't heard of this before , but perhaps someone else on here will have.

    Hope you stay well now.

    Best wishes. Jean

  • Hi Lee and welcome! Infection can definitely kick up the AF in someone who has the substrate for AF. My EP always reminds me that AF symptoms are a reflection of one's overall health. It was a lung infection that knocked me into persistent AF last spring and led to my ablation. Get well soon!

  • I had a chat with the dr this morning regarding this and told him my concerns with it being an infection everytime, he going to make appointment with cardiologist. Thanks for your replies

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