Afib and breathing
I have afib now for 3 years. I am female and 73 years old. About a year ago I had a heart ablation and it has improved my condition but I still have episodes about 2 times a month sometimes more. I also have difficulty sleeping and always have although I never pursued any medical advice on this condition. I exercise regularly and have a personal trainer also. She is the one who noticed many times when I exercise I stop breathing. I do know I do this but don't know why or when it started. So after a lot of reading I have read that afib can occur because of breathing issues. So my question is do you think it would be worthwhile to pursue this for my afib. I don't want to go thru tests and expense just to be told I have a slight problem somewhere in my nose. If that happens it is ok but I would like to know if this is really something that can trigger afib. How do you find out about this condition what type of doctor should I talk to? Thanks in advance.