Hi, I'm new here and have just found this site, I don't suffer from AF but my son does, he got diagnosed in October last year at 17 years old, he is an athlete who is very fit, doesn't smoke, drink or take drugs, he was put on medication for this and then had cardioversion done in November, tablets were reduced in January to just one bisoprolol 1.25mg a day and was due to see cardiologist 6th July to come off medication.
All was well until last week when he went on a lads holiday, he said he had about 4/5 alcoholic drinks a night and some late nights and about day 3 into holiday started to get fast heartbeat for about an hour a day then it would go off, when he came home I listened to his heart and it was not in rhythm, we took him back to hospital and they confirmed he is now back in permanent AF.
They have put him back on apixaban 5ml twice a day and kept the bisoprolol the same, he has to wait to sees his cardiologist on the 6th July to see what the plan is now.
We are all devastated that it has returned and so scared for him.
any advice, please x