Hi all, just joined the site. I have recently been diagnosed a with periodic fast and irregular heart rate probably caused by afib.
A brief synopsis about me. Bicuspid valve discovered in 2012, had the aortic valve replaced with porcine valve. Aortic aneurism 5.0 checked 6 monthly. Had atrial fibrillation 2 days after the op put on meds and had cardiversion. This cured the afib and came off of the drugs fine for 5 years. Noticed I was getting breathless a couple of months ago some mornings when showering. One morning in January I just so happened to check my BP as I felt lightheaded (I sometimes get very low BP on standing) and my pulse was 136 bpm very high for me. After sitting it dropped way down to 44 bpm. Taken to A&E, kept in overnight, not a heart attack. Had an echocardiogram and 3 day holter monitor which showed my heart muscle and valve are ok but episodes of fast irregular heart rate and some SVT’s.
I am now trying to gather info to get a better understanding of the condition.
I have since found episodes last maybe 3-4 days but only when I and standing / moving around. Sitting my heart is 60’s & 70s bpm. Do other exerpience similar symptoms / patterns with afib?
Any comments would be greatly appreciated please.