I had coronary angiogram today at William Harvey Hospital - the whole process was well managed and not as traumatic as I was expecting. It was done in less than 25 minutes with only the odd moments of discomfort.
This followed the Echo on Sunday.
Consultant said there was nothing obvious in either to suggest cause of PAF and other symptoms (chest pain, breathlessness & constant tiredness)
He said I have some myocardial bridging & ectatic (sp?) coronary vessels. He has advised aspirin for ectatic vessels - I questioned him about this and he said it is not to prevent clots, but to help blood flow so rang true.
He has suggested further tests to try to identify possible problems.
catecholamines 24 hr urine sample, Cardic MRI, Exercise stress test, 24 hour blood pressure monitor, 7 day ecg monitor to catch AF, Sleep Study
So I am happy that the tests have not found anything seriously wrong with my heart. However I still do not have a reason for the symptoms - I guess it could be the AF itself that is causing the symptoms - hopefully the 7 day tape will help identify how often the AF is occurring without me knowing.
On the plus side I got weighed today and have dropped 8 kg since last weighed which has got to be a good thing.