I’ve had AF for around 15 years and it has been well controlled after an Ablation and Flecainide. Unfortunately I have had to come off Flecainide due to moderate stenosis in one of my arteries and I have been flipping in and out AF every 4-5 days.
I have been very fit cycling/running and exercising all of my life and hence have a low resting heart rate around 52bpm. I am on Ramipril 1.25mg and Bisoprolol 1.25mg and I finding it hard to tolerate the latter as my heart rate is dropping into the low 40’s and 30’s sleeping and along with Hiatus Hernia seems to trigger the AF particularly when asleep. I only use Bisoprolol now as a PIP when in AF
The strategy was to see if I could tolerate staying in AF until another Ablation I seem to be ok until I take the Bisoprolol to control the rate and then I feel awful.
My Arrhythmia Nurse has suggested taking a small dose of Amiodarone (planned for Friday) which the EP has okayed with caution. My question is has anyone with Bradycardia tried Amiodarone as I have some trepidation with the possible side effects?