Just had the result of a 24 hour tape that I had on 12 October(! another story). Consultant requested it as I had been in asymptomatic AF with a HR of 80-120 during a clinic appointment. I think she did not altogether believe that my pulse oximeter usually shows a HR of c.65 bpm.
The bad news was that I was in AF throughout the monitoring period which seems to confirm her belief that I have moved from paroxysmal to permanent AF. The good news is that the average HR was 62 bpm with a range of 51-90. Occasional multi focal ventricular ectopics and occasional pauses, of which I was unaware, were noted.
Cardio says this is a satisfactory rate control and has recommended continuing on Bisoprolol 10 mg but reducing Digoxin to 125 mg from 187.5 mg. I'm also on Rivaroxaban. I am satisfied with this.
For Christmas, I got a Fitbit Charge 2 which monitors HR amongst other things. It is showing a broadly similar range as the Holter did, with an average 65 bpm, just like the pulse oximeter.
For those who don't know me, I'm a 63 year old who had an aortic valve replacement to correct a congenital condition 4 years ago. I also had AF for several years before the operation and since. I swim 3x each week, use an exercise bike and can walk several miles. I could do with losing about 10lb!
Comments welcome. Thank you if you have read this long post. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2017.