I thought this might be of interest to those of us who use Dr Gupta's deep breathing to help stop ectopics. Apologies if it is old hat.
Last week I had a miserable long bout of stubborn ectopics and so did 15 minutes of slow deep breathing. I felt them diminish and stop in the last couple of minutes and then immediately reached for my Kardia to confirm how well I felt.
It was a bit of a 'gunk' to be told I had suspected Afib - what? Calm heart, 69 bpm, p-waves in the trace as far as I could make out and feeling wonderful. The trace itself - one minute in length - looked odd but with a pattern of 5 beats recurring. I think that the longer R-R intervals represent my comfortable exhaling! Another trace a minute or two later was perfectly normal.
I sent the odd trace to Kardia who confirmed Sinus Arrhythmia (harmless) - I assume from my breathing returning to normal. It still was a bit of a shock to see the amber warning of possible AF - so be prepared folks!!