Hi folks - 1st post here so be gentle...;-).
I suffered a minor strike last November which was caused by a previous undiagnosed AF. I should have recognized the AF symptoms as during 2017 I was running and cycling like a sack of spuds compared to previous years (I'm a triathlete since 2003, previous rugby/climbing/mountain biking/running etc) and was putting this down to age, lack of mojo etc, and not down to a problem. Hey ho - at least the stroke was minor and I have fully recovered and been discharged by the stroke team in my local NHS Trust. I am back exercising - running mostly up to 5 miles, albeit slowly - and feeling better for so doing.
After discussing the AF with a cardiologist we have agreed on cardioversion as the 1st step to try to restore NSR - this is taking place on 3rd March I heard this morning.
I am waiting for my cardiologist to get back to me with some answers but thought I'd throw this out there - a week after the cardioversion I am off for 2 weeks skiing so wondered whether I should be OK for this. I am a 30+ year skier so pretty competent - expert maybe - with a love of off-piste, steeps etc but it's rarely high intensity/high risk these days unless I'm in icy moguls! The other question is the effect of altitude as I could be going up to 3000m.
So - what are people's views on a) should I be OK skiing even if I keep things "gentle" (*cough*), and b) will I be OK at altitude? I am not flying btw but taking our motorhome to the Alps and sharing driving with my wife.
Oh yeh - I'll be 65 later in March. Drugs - apixaban 5mg twice daily, bisoprolol 2.5mg once daily, atorvastatin 40mg once daily.
Thoughts and comments much appreciated.