This is my first post.
Until last year I was a fairly fit club cyclist. Overall I was starting to get a little slower, which I was putting down to age. One Saturday morning in February, I was finding it difficult to keep up on the hills and my heart rate was going up to 220.
After lots of tests, I was finally diagnosed with persistent AF in June and am now on bisoprolol and rivaroxaban.
I had a cardioversion on 13th October; I woke up in NSR and was told by the cardiologist that I could get back to normal levels of exercise (still on bisoprolol, so “normal” was not exactly the right description).
I went back into AF after a week, during a steady bike ride, and reverted to NSR without treatment two days later. Unfortunately, I have been back in persistent AF since a week after that.
I saw the cardiologist yesterday; I now need another CV, and will be given Flecainide for rate control. I have been referred to the Northern General in Sheffield for Ablation.
Anyone have any idea how long the waiting list is likely to be at Sheffield?