I haven't posted on here for a while, mainly because I have been in NSR since my ablation last year but still drop into to read posts. I saw my cardio a couple of weeks ago and we decided together to come off the AF meds. We discussed the risks around coagulation.
Fast forward to today and I am currently on holiday in Tunisia and last night went back into persistent AF. My HR was 130 bpm and I had the familiar flopping sensation in my chest. I had packed my leftover meds as a precaution and took a Bisoprolol and later on Apixaban. My HR is now around 85 bpm.
My question is, have I done the right thing. I have holiday insurance and could go to hospital but what would they do? I have followed the same protocol as when I was originally diagnosed. I'm due back in the UK on Wednesday and will make an appt to see my GP first thing. Obviously really disappointed that after over a year of being AF free it's come back
To be honest I'm a little nervous of being in a foreign country with AFbut don't want to ruin the holiday for my wife and daughter.
Thoughts? Spmynthoughts are to keep taking the meds as prescribed and see the doctors when I get back home. Does any know if the normal course of action would be to try a cardioversion before going down the second sblation route?