Bit of a setback this week. I was supposed to be having my gall bladder removed last Friday. At the pre-assessment I told them about my PAF, and that I get it about every week or 10 days and it lasts 24 hours. I also explained it caused my knee replacement surgery to be cancelled a year ago when it was first discovered. After extensive tests showing my heat to be okay this went ahead with no issues. (Spinal + sedation to sleep). On arrival my AF came on, probably due to anxiety. I told the anaesthetist and surgeon and they weren't concerned. Then with the ECG attached and about to be wheeled into theatre they decided it was too risky as my bpm were 150 and irregular. I think it was lack of control that worried them. They said I didn't want to have a cardiac arrest in theatre! Fair enough.
I'm on Apixaban and nothing else as my AF is really usually just an uneven not that fast rhythm thing and doesn't really affect me. I'm sure they were right and they are going to talk to a specialised cardiac anaesthetist. Don't know where I go from here really? Anyone else had this happen?