Good morning All,
Back home safe and sound in NSR after DCCV early yesterday evening.
Having tried to get my rhythm back twice with extra Flecainide and Bispoprol on Tuesday it was clear to me that by mid morning yesterday that this course of action was not going to be successful on this occasion. In my personal experience once I go past the 24 hours mark the likelyhood of this course of action being successful is very remote.
I called the hospital and spoke to the Rhythm Nurse who after a long conversation about my symptoms recommended I go to the hospital to get checked out.
When I got there it didn't take long for the decision to be made to cardiovert me but as always there then followed hours of sitting on a trolley waiting for a slot in the system to get it done.
I have nothing but good words to say about my hospital however and it was clear to me that they sorted me out at the earliest opportunity even though for me it was hours of boredom waiting.
I had a message from my EP to say 'do not loose heart (excuse the pun) and that going back into AF at this stage after my last ablation is not necessarily a sign that it was not successful". As we have often discussed on this forum sadly this is the case and unfortunately I will have to hope that this was only an isolated episode.
Another interesting snippet I got from my discharge notes was that although they did cardiovert me (125J synchronised biphasic shock), actually I cardioverted to sinus rhythm spontaneously on Propofol injection (The anaesthetic).
I now hope that my heart will stay as calm as it is right now.
As always thank you all for your support during the past few days it means a lot.