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Atrial Fibrilation

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Nov 2019
10:08am, 19 Nov 2019
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macca 53
Great news Grepster, and yes R4R that’s how I had my PVI, followed a year later by a Roofline.
13 Jul
8:14am, 13 Jul 2020
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Hi everyone
I'm new to this thread and very interested to read all your comments and advice. I had fast AF when running the Manchester Half last October. I had a wobble after the line and got taken to hospital - apparently my HR had been 190-220 for most of the race!
I was kept in overnight and had cardioversion in January. It seemed to work and I'm on beta-blockers now but I feel like my HR is becoming more irregular again
I am running 3-4 miles, 3-4 times per week and my HR pattern seems to be a sudden spike when I start (up to 130) then it settles back down and gradually increases up to the 140's as I get tired

I don't want to go through a cardioversion again but am starting to get a little anxious - does anyone else have the same pattern?
13 Jul
10:17am, 13 Jul 2020
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Hi TnoP.

I was initially given a cardioversion for my persistent AF which was successful, although this was followed up 6 months later by PVI/cardiac ablation to give me a more permanent "fix".

Your sudden HR spike when starting which then settles may be due just to Splanchnic Shunting, a common benign reaction to exercising.

I've had a look at your training entries but no HR data or running pace is recorded. However, I noticed that most of your running is on a treadmill, presumably indoors. If so, do you make sure that you are well hydrated before and during your runs? Dehydration can cause an increase in HR. Presumably you are not increasing your pace or treadmill gradient during your runs - they would lead to a rise in HR.

If your AF has returned a repeat cardioversion is not too big of a problem (although it obviously felt like it to you). A PVI/cardiac ablation is much more invasive. An in between treatment is anti-arrhythmic medication. An anti-coagulant may be recommended to prevent blood clots.

If your AF has returned, you should contact your GP.

(I am not a doctor, but I have personal experience of AF and worked as a biomedical scientist)

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