Another article on AF in today’s Cycling Weekly.
The article refers to the website http://www.crickles.org which intends to use Strava crowd data to help identify early signs of heart issues. I have signed up and hope my historical HR data will be of some use.
I am still feeling tired, and the effects of the beta-blocker mean that I am still out of breath at minimal effort, but I think I have suddenly hit a noticeable improvement. I just feel generally more like normal. I am regularly riding 25 miles on the flat and not struggling, I am finding it easy to keep to 130 BPM, even up small inclines or into headwinds. At work last week I managed two flights of stairs without panting.
It may be psychological but it is a genuine feeling of a higher level of fitness.
My three-monthly review date was confirmed today as 12th July.
Cycling weekly today includes an article on heart problems. This was probably written prior to the inclusion of my letter a few weeks ago. The fitness editor appears to be developing AF, so far undiagnosed; this story could become a series.