After two failed cardioversions and two failed ablations, the third ablation finally got me back into normal sinus rhythm in March of this year. An ECG in June plus a 24 hour monitor, confirmed that NSR was 'normal'. As a consequence, my dosage of Bisoprolol was reduced from 2.5 mg twice daily to 2.5 mg ONCE daily. The whole procedure was replicated earlier this month with similar results and this time Bisoprolol was stopped. I continue to take 2.5 mg of Ramipril (and Metformin and a very low dose of Warfarin for diabetes).
Since I stopped Bisoprol completely, my blood pressure is fine but my heart rate (bpm) has increased at rest from around 70 to 100 or more.
Is this likely to settle or should I ask to resume at (say) 1.25 mg and more gently wean myself off Bisoprolol? Why would I continue with Ramipril but not Bisoprolol?
Short of another ECG, how can I determine whether Atrial Fibrillation has returned - I obviously hope not.
Any views would be very welcome.