I have just been diagnosed with AF after breathlessness and pain in my neck and shoulder. I was in hospital twice with a very fast heart rate and was put onto medication (Bisoprolol, Apixaban and Digoxen). I am to have a cardioversion on Thursday and am very nervous!
I no longer have any pain and not much breathlessness, so obviously the drugs are controlling my AF. Will the cardioversion improve things even further?
I was surprised that the cardioversion is done by a nurse and that the clinic which follows later is also nurse-led. Is it usual not to have the opportunity to discuss the situation with a cardiologist? Would it be worth making a private appointment?
We are planning to go on holiday next week, a few days after the cardioversion takes place. We will be on a long-haul flight to the USA. Is there anything I should be careful of?