Hello all I was diagnosed with fast AF two years ago and put on 5mg bisoprolol which seemed to control it for about a year. The episodes then got closer together and more severe and my dose was upped to 7.5 and then 10mg.
As this still did not bring the rate down Digoxin was added but seemed to make things worse. I started to have nausea breathlessness and extreme tiredness as well as the awful palpitations and after a trip to A&E was put on the list for cardioversion.
Two days later I received an email to say the NHS is not doing cardioversions for the foreseeable future due to covid. My cardiologist then stopped the digoxin and put me on amiodarone which has made me feel even worse.
As I have zero quality of life I asked about going privately for cardioversion and I will be having it in a fortnight's time.
I am disgusted that the NHS has stopped a treatment for this debilitating condition. Incidentally it could be a postcode lottery. A doctor friend in Scotland said you would be able to get it on the NHS there.
Any views? Thankyou for reading