I was diagnosed very recently (beginning of this month May)with paroxysmal AF.
I had few heart palpitations for 3 years but given the green light after seeing a cardiologist. He said it was few ectopic and nothing to worry about.
But in Early May this year the palpitation became annoying and my GP done an ecg and found AF.
Had a 24 holster ECG after seeing my cardiologist and I was perfectly OK with a rest echo and an echo after running the tread mill.
I insisted on having a 72 hours holter(ECG)which showed 101 abnormal (AF) waves in 72 hours.
Was put on Apixaban to prevent strokes , and Bisoprolol 1.25 mg to lower my pulse in case it shoots.
I am a very fit active 73 year lady ,but after being put on these medications ,I feel “weird” depressed and unsteady. I am limiting my activities now and trying to be patient to give my body a chance to get used to the drugs.
I just wonder how many people with “ paroxysmal” AF have been given the clear because they were not lucky enough to be given the chance for more diagnostic. And in my case (this was a private consultation!)