Hello everyone I came across this site while googling AF. In October 2016 I suffered a minor stroke as a result of a blood clot. Thankful I recovered very quickly. I'm fit healthy guy not over weight and eats a healthy diet, I enjoy climbing hiking, running and cycling on a regularly basis. I don't smoke only enjoy a drink now and again.
I've recently seen my consult who looking into why I formed a clot. So blood tests and a heart scan in the next week or so. They think my heart produced the clog probably because of a AF attack, I did have a episode of a racing heart about 30 years ago, after undergoing tests I was told there was nothing wrong with me and to get on with my life, which I did!! Put the feeling I get from time to time too the back of my mind and got with life.
Then bang 💥 a stroke!!
Trying to capture the AF is proving to be an issue it seems, heart monitors etc don't pick up anything. If blood results don't give any clues and the heart scan dosnt either, let's hope so. Technology has moved on in the last thirty years, there is now a minor procedure to insert a microchip under the skin by the heart which will record heart rhythm etc for 6 months plus. Reading the data it stores is done via a scanner. A little like a dog chip 😊
Alcohol I believe is the trigger!!
It's interesting reading through your posts as nobody I know has experienced AF etc.
Any help and advice would be welcome. Regards Chris