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Following AVR surgery & a pacemaker fitted in 2011 I've been in paroxymal AF & have had 4 cardioversions. The last DCCV lasted 11 months but I went back into AF 2 weeks ago. i've now arranged for a 5th cardioversion in 2 weeks time. However since going back into AF my symptoms have worsened & I'm convinced in my own mind that the 1.25mg of bisoprolol i take daily is at least partly to blame for my dizziness, breathlessness, tiredness & general feeling of being unwell. My BP is OK & my heart rate is around 80bpm [I am of course on a beta blocker !] My cardiologist would like me to stay on the bisoprolol up to the time of the DCCV & for about 6 weeks after at which time we would review the situation. However as I'm primarily taking the beta blocker to try & maintain my sinus rhythm [now gone] I'm thinking of stopping taking the bisoprolol to see if I feel any better PRIOR to the DCCV [2 weeks away]. On the basis I can always go back on if i need to. Has anybody else on the forum been through a similar experience or has any thoughts. ........thanks in anticipation
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