Hi, not sure if anyone can remember but in December I was booked in for an ablation due to PAF which ive had for 18 months. Ablation cancelled at last minute due to bed crisis, GP stepped in and asked for me to put a pause on things due to her gut feeling this is a lifestyle symptom e.g stress. I gave it a go, got fit etc and held off the af for a while with no meds. Well despite being in the shape of my life I went into af for 18 hours last Friday. I battered it with Flecainide, initial dose of 50mg ( due to apprehension - recommended dose as pip for me 100mg ) but 6 hours later had 100mg, then 2 x 100mg 12 hours apart. Episode has stopped but its made me reflect and beg cap in hand for the ablation I so nearly had. Anyway, and slighly unrelated to this blog. I have a stethoscope as i am a HCP, when I listen to my heart beats in af through the steth its very irregular and fast - bit like a car that wont start! lol if this was svt or atrial flutter would the beats be regular albeit fast?? just paranoid due to the lack of ecg traces I have to confirm the atrial fibrillation. Its been diagnosed off 1 trace and the history.
Any input into this query would be appreciated.