In 2014 I had an Afib episode (over 280 bpm) that didn't respond to medication, so I had a cardioversion in A&E. They started me on 5mg Bisoprolol and I have Flecainide as my Pip.
About two years ago my blood pressure started getting high when I episodes so the Biso was raised to 10mg. Structurally my heart is healthy, hence no other meds.
That's the backstory. So last year a posdible ablation was mentioned and they wanted a holter to confirm the Afib that was diagnosed in 2014. Because they lost all written evidence of the big episode prior to the cardioversion. No episode was captured on the 5 day Holter last year, keeping in mind that the Biso is controlling the rate and they can be tricky to catch.
So now Cardiology has decided that as there is no evidence (the evidence they lost) it must be something else or nothing at all. I am a bit like 'are you having a laugh'? I can feel the episodes ffs. I get them at night quite often, and am awakened by them.
I must admit I am quite angered by this laissez faire attitude just because it is a mere wonky heartbeat. I am so unimportant that my last visit was with a nurse practitioner who more or less said well just come off the Biso slowly ect. As soon as I stop using my Biso the episodes return and my blood pressure starts getting high again.
I am seeing the actual living breathing cardiologist in a few weeks and expect to be weened off my drugs, because hey it was only a random episode of tachy right.
Does anyone have any advice in this situation or has experienced something similar?