I have been trying for months to establish a trigger that sets off attacks of AF. I’m lucky at present that I’m only on blood pressure and anti coagulative medication as the attacks are short lived and are around every two to three weeks. I realise that they will increase over time which is similar to my brother who has AF more regular.
I’m able to have a pint of cider a couple times a week, I drink decaf tea and coffee but have had normal tea and coffee at times while in restaurants, I exercise as I live by the sea and walk along the beach. Yesterday I really got stressed after being caught up in the traffic owing to the Dartford Bridge being closed. Three hours stuck in traffic but my heart rate stayed in the 70-80 bpm region no problem regular rhythm. Yet I can be sitting down reading and for no reason I have an attack.
There must be cases where AF is just random with no trigger whatsoever. I weigh 17 stone being 6ft 2 tall and yes a bit big round the middle However my brother is 6ft 1in but weighs 12 stone really fit but is further down the AF road than me.
Am I to think what ever I do re healthy living the AF road is mapped out regardless as to what I do
Very best wishes from Littlestone on Sea do here in scorching Kent