I think exercising with AF is a difficult issue. I have been in persistent AF for 4+ years but like to go to the gym twice a week. I feel good afterwards and for the rest of the day. I have asked many Healthcare Professionals about how to manage my heart rate in the gym and they do not seem to know The only advice from one consultant was that he would not worry if it goes to a very high level as long as it comes down "to normal" again when you stop exercising!
Accurate measuring is difficult with AF...........what devices are accurate with AF? I find that my MIO watch shows a very different figure to those on the exercise machines. Both can display 180+ at times when my max should be 158. My heart rate seems to not follow a pattern and it is sometimes slow to react in both directions.
Overall, tiredness is something that does affect me.
But I'm convinced that going to the gym helps.
Does anyone know of guidelines on heart rate control or management when exercising?