I have a large ASD which causes me to go into AF which requires hospitalisation. I have ended up in hospital 4 times in the last 12 months and have just returned home after my last episode. The episodes seem to be getting closer together, I am not sure if this is usual? I am waiting for an ablation followed by a device closure but am so scared of the AF happening again.
It usually starts in the night and now I am always on edge and not sleeping very well, worrying every time I have a small flutter or ectopic beat.
Has anyone else experienced this or could provide some help on how to cope? The fear and stress is taking over my life.