Hi, found this forum whilst reseraching everything l could about AF because of a recent diagnosis for my husband.
My hubby has no symptoms of AF other than an irregular pulse which he has been aware of for about 20 years, he has also always had a cough, gave up smoking 30 years ago. To cut a long story short, just after Christmas after a chest infection and a visit to the Doctors he was given an echocardiogram and diagnosed with Left Ventricle Failure, AF and Heart Failure. As l have said he has no symptons, no breathlessness, no swollen ankles, no high choloestral, no diabetes, slightly raised blood pressure which has now fallen to 127 over 70, and after an angiogram no coronary heart disease. He has 2 brothers with heart problems who have ICDs implanted which have obviously worried his Doctor.
He is on Bisaporol, Candesarten, Rivaroxoban, Spirolactane and the dreaded Amiodorone! He has been on Amiodorone for 4 weeks now and the hospital want to do a cardioversion next week, he is very reluctant about this and we would welcome comments about the results of this, it doesnt seem to work very well! He doesnt lijke the Amiodorone because of the sunshine thing although as yet no side effectsAlso apart from his Angiogram be has never seen a cardiologist just the Cardiac Nurse.