Am I cured?????????????????????????????????????
I am a seventy-seven year old male and I have suffered A/F for quite a long time, over fifteen years.
My life became more sedentary than usual as I settled into an English winter at the end of 2012. My bouts of A/F increased from the normal once a month to three times per week and so I made efforts to see the local A/F hotshot, in Poole Hospital
Getting an appointment to see a specialist takes time and I went skiing and then to Spain and resumed my normal routine with the mountain walking group and I noted that my bouts of A/F had decreased, I set about a personal keep fit regime and walked (preferably uphill) every day. I cycle down again!
That was early in 2013 .
I have since seen the Doctor at Poole Hospital and done all the tests including the 24 hour heart monitor and she could find no fault, in fact she had to check the records carefully to make sure I wasn't joking about having A/F.
I live a normal life, drink my fair share of the Costa Blanca wine but do take regular exercise and I rarely have an A/F event and even then, it is minimal.
You can imagine how delighted I am.
I take aspirin once a day and Angitil 90mg capsule twice per day and at the suggestion of the Spanish doctors, I also take propafanon. I am also prescribed statins for high cholesterol and I feel that this may also be part of the answer.
Perhaps the medically inclined among you can find some form of answer to this but if exercise is all it takes, the answer may lie in your own hands or perhaps, feet!