I've just bought a little gadget called an oximeter which as you may know clips on your index finger and measures your oxygen saturation level (normal range usually 95-99%). It's an inexpensive item and may not be completely accurate but gives a good indication of oxygen saturation level.
I did this after reading a GP write in a national newspaper, this week, that this gadget is useful should someone get novel coronavirus -so they know when to seek assistance - when their reading is for a few days consistently running below their own normal level. In the example she gave this was a reading of 94 for 4 days running, when the person's normal reading was around 98.
But what interested me was that she mentioned for AF sufferers they may well have their own 'normal'.
My catheter ablation due Tuesday has been cancelled for obvious reasons and goodness knows when it will happen. So knowing that I will be living with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation for a while longer I thought I would see how the oxygen saturation level differs when I am in or out of AF. The strange thing is it doesn't seem to differ for me. It stays between 97 & 98%.
Has any other AF sufferer tried this gadget at home who would like to share their experience?