I had an appointment with an EP today to discuss where to go next. He did an EKG (ECG in UK) and said I was in afib, which was a shock to me as I'd been feeling great all week with no symptoms whatsoever. Made me wonder how long I'd been in afib as you can imagine!
We talked about ablations and he said he does 2 to 5 a week. Hospital is in Hartford, Connecticut, not a huge city, so is this low, high, or what?
I was currently on 1 x 25mg Metoprolol and a baby aspirin daily. He's now asked me to break the Metoprolol in half and added to it 2 x 50mg tabs of Flecainide daily. He says the dose is very low for both but it'll show whether I have an adverse reaction to the Flecainide and if I do to discontinue it immediately.
Any thoughts? I was shocked about being in afib, as like I say I felt great. He also said people can be in afib for many years and nothing bad will happen, but it's preferable that they try to get back to normal rhythm as long-term afib causes the shape of the heart to permanently change in a negative way.