AF free for 5 weeks then wham , heart popping away like demented bubble wrap at Christmas . Alivecor and various apps showed heart rate of 135 and suspected AF . Dropped into the surgery to place my arm into the machine and as the paper popped up so did the nurse . Not good she proclaimed , follow me . An ECG later I'm in A &E been monitored at her request . They would have given me a cardio version there and then but some bright spark told me not to take my NOAC ! My only thought was , I'm going on holiday in 4 days , HELP ! My meds were tweaked and I left with a beat of 100. But def back in AF. That was the end of Oct and I now have the appt for the TOE , cardio V and angiogram all in 48 hours .they wanted to do it Xmas eve but I declined the offer !!!! But I've just returned from the German Christmas markets and not only is my heart racing at 140, I'm short of breath when walking , my legs and tummy are swollen , tummy to the point of being uncomfortable , slight cough when I lie down , and I've put on 2-3 kilos in weight ! Google all this and you come up with heart failure ! I've got an appt with the nurse tomorrow for blood tests so obviously I will discuss this with her . I've felt like this since Tuesday so 1 more day won't make any difference , I hope . I stopped flecanide a week ago at my Doc's request so I'm wondering if this has any bearing on my condition , who knows , think I'll pack a small case ! Any thoughts anyone ?