I'm 39 and have been diagnosed as having AF. I've had it for 2.5 years, but it's only just been diagnosed- kept being told there was nothing wrong as it was hard to 'catch' on an ECG. It has got worse over the last 18 months and I was experiencing it constantly, it was very obvious on an ECG, so I went to a different doc and was instantly diagnosed.
My question is this... I'm 39, not overweight, drink moderately (a glass or 2 at the weekend), never smoked, I'm fit and healthy - I run and go to the gym 4 times a week. I'm not aware that anyone else in my family has AF - so im left wondering why I've got it?!!
Also, I've been put on 100mg per day of Tambocr Fecainide Acetate tablets. They have stopped the sensation and my readings were that 22% of all heart beats were PVCs and now on the medication, less than 1% are PVCs. Very pleasing, but being 39 - are these meds safe to take 'forever'? Anyone else bern kn them longterm? Any other people been diagnosed 'young' with this?