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I have been suffering with P/AF since having ASD closed using Amplatzer device in 2000.I am 53.
?The epsisodes come and go and when Im having one they can last for up to 24 hrs.I generally feel OKish when having an attack although find it hard to do any form of exercise as can be a little breathless and I go very quiet and can become quite snappy with those around me..I also can feel very tired after an episode.
Over the last year for some reason the attacks have become more frequent.I was but on a 7 day monitor but didn't experience anything other than the odd extra beat and remained in sinus rhythm for the enitre period!
I am otherwise fit ,exercise frequently and have normal blood pressure.
?I am not currently on any meds however after visiting the cardiologist today he has now suggested I start taking flecainide and has advised that I should have regular ECG's because of any changes to QT length ( I think).He still doesn't think I should take any blood thinning meds as my CHAD-Vasc score is low..
?Im concernered about taking the flec as have read about some of the side affects.
?Anyone out there had a simiar experience or can reassure me about the furue on meds?
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