I suffer from an AF episode roughly every 4-6 months and have done so for 4 years, prior to this the episodes were years apart. After my last episode I was put on bisoprolol 2.5 per day. I’m not on anti-coagulants. Every time I have AF I end up in Hospital for fast heartrate and a CV.
I’ve just come back from France. I was fine but my son needed urgent medical treatment for an ongoing problem with his ears. Everyone was kind, but we struggled with communication problems and I wasn’t able to tell them his medical history, which meant he was given unnecessary drugs, and we just didn’t understand what was going on. In hindsight, I realised that if that was me with an AF problem. It would have been extremely difficult without a translator. As an aside I also had problems with the travel insurance, because they were insisting I had documents I didn’t know how to ask for in French. I tried to use Google translate but the doctors wouldn’t look at it.
My question is- has anyone been hospitalised for AF outside the UK? If so, how did you manage?