Had Mitral Valve repair a year ago, and as I had AF also had a cryomaze procedure with the aim of stopping it. Have been doing ok, with only occasional problems until Wednesday, when I started with chest pain. The pain was only mild so I ignored it for a few days, until I gave up and phoned 111 on Saturday. They sent me into the hospital, ECG, blood tests, Xray all came back normal; they said they thought the pain was muscular/skeletal. Then yesterday I started feeling palpitations. I have tried to relax, I've tried to distract myself, but I'm struggling. I keep feeling my heart pounding, feel exhausted and every so often feel strange sensations in my chest. I'm here alone with a 5 year old child, and so I think that part of it is anxiety. I've got an appointment with a cardiologist on 24th which I've had to wait over 3 months for. He will have the results of a 24 hour monitor and an echocardiagram that were done ages ago, and which will not show any of the effects of the current episode. Feeling very much alone. Feeling frightened. Don't want to be the A&E hypercondriac.