My heart stopped for over 6 seconds whilst sleeping
HI All , I have suffered AF now for 19 years I have had 3 ablations 2 sucessful and the last one was aborted when they caught my throat during a Transesophageal echocardiogram which meant they could not continue to do the ablation as they could not give me blood thinnners . So I have been on Bisoprolol for the last 2 years , which calms the AF a little but lately I have been getting what I can only describe as pausing of the heart , I have a ILR device implanted. Last week the technition called to ask how I felt and what happened wednsday 26th he said my heart rate dropped, I was asleep dreaming I was drowning. An appointment was made for e to see the surgeon today who's first words to me were you are having a PM I am putting it through as urgent, he then showed me on the computor my heart trace it did not slow down it just stopped dead from 62 beats to nothing for just a little over 6 seconds . He has no idea why and now I am petrified to sleep and wanting to have the PM like yesterday I am really scared this will happen again and yes scared I will die. I am 59 , my father died of heart failiure at 58 my brother who is 4 years older has had 2 heart attacks and has 2 large stents now. please can anyone help to put my mind at ease.