Vagally Mediated Atrial Fibrillation
Has anyone been told they have Vagally Mediated Atrial Fibrillation (VMAF)? While I don't fit the profile of a male, under 50, athletically fit.....I do have the symptoms fitting VMAF such as my a-fib occurs at rest (never during exercise or stress), lying on my left side (and sometimes on my back) generates a-fib, often a-fib occurs after eating a large evening meal, sometimes just bending over brings on an attack.
My PM was put in Nov 2007, and I am being treated for the more commonly diagnosed condition that is Sympathetically Induced Atrial Fibrillation (SIAF); the medication regimens are different depending on what type of a-fib and are contraindicated for each other.
So, I'm concerned that I really do have Vagally Mediated Atrial Fibrillation but am being treated for Sympathetically Induced Atrial Fibrillation, which is not good. I have discussed this with my doctor, he adjusted my meds last Friday, but two of the three meds I'm on (Digoxin and Rythmol) are contraindicated for VMAF. I'm also on Cardizem (a calcium-channel blocker). My doctor will follow-up on meds during my next appointment at the end of this month.
Does anyone have further information on this? I am a bit confused and concerned about the meds....appreciate any feedback.
Thanks for your help.