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Up until a couple weeks ago, my four afib episodes were ten years apart starting in my 30's. So I cardioverted and forgot about it. In the last two weeks I've had 8 episodes. Two episodes of afib, the first lasting an hour and the second lasting ten minutes. Five episodes of SVT each lasting under five minutes. And one episode of atrial flutter lasting under five minutes. All documented with my Kardia Mobile. I should also add (or let's say speculate) that it's possible I've had these under 5 minutes episodes in the past and just wasn't aware of them since I didn't have a Kardia Mobile until recently. I guess that's both the good and bad of today's technology!
Wondering if anyone has had similar and what approach they took. I'm not against ablation but I am inclined to try that last after various medication strategies in stages. My inclination is to start with taking nothing and then react to each episode with either dilitiazem (for rate) or Flecanide for rhythm if necessary. So far not necessary as they seem to go away by themselves. Hopefully the past two weeks are an anomaly and the events will slow down or abate for awhile as they have over the last 40 years. Next step might be dilitiazem and/or Metropolol daily. Next a daily anti-arrythmic like Flecanide. Last ablation.
Does this make any sense or should I be on something now? Yes, I started on and will remain on Xerelto to keep myself safe. I am also seeing an EP soon but wanted to get forum input. Thanks. Jim
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