I had a heart attack in May '17 and was well on the way to recovery after rehab when suddenly last Saturday night my heart rate jumped to 209 and I hit 999 for ambulance.
I was taken to hospital and put on a drip to control the AF but it wouldn't work so they gave me cardioversion on sunday evening and that got me back to normal rythym. Released from hospital on Tuesday and I'm feeling OK. Ive had a few depressing days since then as I've been over thinking things maybe. I'm only 42 and I've got a job interview for a great job with lots of travel involved and I'm scared that should they offer me it I may struggle. The consultant and the nurses said it shouldn't hold me back from living life and doing this job - just get good insurance!
I don't know what type of AF I have. It's all brand new to me. I phoned the Chest Heart stroke association specialist nurses today and they were great.
I'm on apixaban, amlopidine, bisoprolol 7.5 mg, clopridrogel, and statins obviously.
My biggest fear and I'm glad I am writing this as I've been feeling a bit frantic when I say it is this: I live in absolute fear of falling out of synus (regular beats I mean) as it scared the heck out of me more than my actual heart attack. Is every attack of AF like what I experienced on Saturday (heart booming at over 200 and in my mouth)
Thanks for reading my rambled thoughts!