I was just wondering if anyone suffers from symptoms the same as me. I have, according to the experts paroxysmal AF, but when I have a attack I rarely have a HR above 80 just irregular beats. My attacks tend to be for about 10 days but never consistent more intermittent flipping in and out of sinus with more sinus than AF. It just seems most folk have a fast and irregular pulse and mine is just irregular. I am on flecainide and bisoprolol. Thanks for any comments.
AF without fast pulse? : I was just wondering... - AF Association
Yes, puls rate about 80, irregular beats, no symptoms apart from some uneasiness in the chest. Not on any drugs until now (66 of age).
In my opinion, if a person has structurally sound heart and in overall good condition, even maybe a little oversized for the body (I am bantam category, 150 pounds, with a long history of exercising) than the reduction in flowrate to 70%, when in AF, does not change anything, so we do not notice any symptoms. If the heart is heavily performing its task and covering the body's needs in blood circulation, even when resting (most of the overweight people or the people with poor heart condition), than this sudden reduction in flowrate brings the body to "suffocating state" and of course that such people have very unpleasant sensations during an AF bout. That's why the recommendations about weight reduction should be taken seriously by all the patients with very symptomatic AF. As for the drugs, take them scarcely, only in extreme need. I even refuse anticoagulants because the dehydration is of prime importance for clot formation, and I never pee a lot when in AF. Be well!
I have recently been diagnosed with PAF. I usually have an irregular beat rather than a fast one. Of course, the medication (I’m on Sotalol) will suppress a fast rate. On one occasion I woke up with a heart rate of 85- not particularly fast you might think- but this was lying in bed, when my heart rate would normally be around 50. So it seems that the medication is suppressing a faster rate. It might be useful to measure your normal resting heart rate when not in AF, then see what it is when you have an episode of PAF.
Yes I've been having episodes of Fast AFib since November 180+ bpm, then on Sunday it was slow but irregular (I'm not on beta blockers) so I wasn't sure what to do, but I had a bad headache and by evening my BP was 204/125, I have an Aortic Aneurysm as well, so I called an ambulance but after 1.5 hours (they were very busy), my partner drove me to a & e I was back in sinus rhythm by then. They kept me all night and did a brain scan but all OK.
Yes much better thank you. BP 123/79 amazing. I've started a healthy eating/lifestyle project today so that I'm as fit as possible when I have my ablation. Hope you feel better soon too.
I have permanent AF with a resting heart rate of 80/90 which was diagnosed in February this year. I am on Rivaroxaban 20mg and was on Bisoprolol 2.5 and reduced to 1.25 but even then left me lethargic and tired all the time. More recent I've changed to Diltiazem 60mg, a Calcium channel blocker which seems much better for me, more back to how I was now.
Most of the time I'm not aware of the AF apart from, strangely enough, in bed but I suppose it's more apparent whilst still. I like others easily get breath but I pace myself accordingly and at almost 70 my brain still thinks I should still be similar to when I was 60!