I posted 6 weeks ago that I was back in AF and waiting for my referral from GP to Cardiac Consultant. Having had 5 Cardio-versions and 3 Ablations, I was curious to find out the what the next part of the process might be.
I had my meeting with my local hospital Cardiac Unit yesterday and amazingly it took exactly 15 mins from car park to returning to the car. The Doctor I saw decided he would line me up for another cardio-version and suggested lots of different types of alternative to flecanaide. I suggested that I had sort of moved on from Cardio-versions 3 years ago when I had my first ablation and queried whether I should be referred back to my EP for another ablation assessment. he said he would arrange an appointment with the EP but wanted to move forward with the cardio-version asap.
This has left me rather concerned as I kind of got the message after my 5th cardio-version that they didn't like to give too many shocks to the heart muscle, and that was why I was moved to ablation therapy. Additionall, it is extremely difficult to get to see these Senior Doctors or EP as their Secretaries refuse to give appointments unless referred by other doctors. Any advice?