I'm currently in persistent AF for a couple of months (I was diagnosed in May) and have been booked in for a cardio version in a couple of weeks time. I'm generally asymptomatic with the AF so an unsure when it started, i'm currently taking 2.5 mg Bisoprolol and Apixaban. My question is regarding Flecainide. My cardiologist wants me to start taking this a few days before the cardio version and then continue afterwards as he says this is the best method for keeping me in NSR. Is this the normal procedure for someone after cardio version? Will I still need to take Bisoprolol? I have read a lot of people take Flecainide as PiP. I didn't think to ask the cardiologist at the time.
I do get a bit down at times about AF at times and I know I could be a lot worse. I've gone from being drug free to taking a cocktail of medications and having to give up alcohol and caffeine in the space of a 6 weeks.
This is a great site with so many helpful people and it helps not to feel alone.