Monday night while watching TV, my throat closed up, and my heart started racing.
I found my Kardio Mobile my cardiologist had me buy and checked my heart rate.
It said AFIB I tried it 5 times and all 5 said AFIB. Off to the ER, we went. This thing is great for anyone that has heart rhythm issues.
I walked into the ER and told them I was in AFIB and they took me straight back this was a good thing because there was about 40 or 50 people in the ER.
My heart raced up to 178 beats a minute then down to 130 back and forth never going below 130. It took 3 IV injections of metoprolol and a digoxin pill to get it down to 120 as time went on slowly by 7 a.m. Tuesday it was in the 70s. I had about 12 hours of fast heart rate, and my whole chest felt bruised.
I developed fluid in my lungs from the afib but they kept me until Wednesday evening and finally I could go home.
They upped my metoprolol dosage and added amiodarone to the mix, so far so good. They said the fluid would go away from the fluid pills it was mild fluid in the lungs caused by being in AFIB. My current heart rate is 57 – 62.
It seems the mitral valve that is already damaged gets worse during AFIB, but when the heart rate returns to normal, the valve returns to its previous state.
I feel okay I have been a little more tired than usual but last time it took me about a week to get over the AFIB episode.
I am thankful I did not have to do cardioversion again and everything turned out okay.