I had my first episode of AFib in May of 2014 and just had my second one on June 17, 2016. My blood work was fine except that my glucose level was 132. My glucose is always between 85-95. The nurse told me that AFib can sometimes mess with some blood values (hormonal especially). I also take 12.5 mg Levothyroxine...they said that my TSH was a little high too...my last blood work before this showed that it had normalized. This was not NOT fasting blood. I was able to convert in four hours with just the saline solution. I took 75 mg Metoprolol before going to hospital to bring heart rate down. They tried to give me Cardizem but my blood pressure was too low on it. Turns out that dehydration triggered the incident....or at least that is what they surmised. This glucose number is concerning to me as the episode took place in a.m. I had not eaten anything for about 5 or 6 hours. My last blood work before this was in May and all was fine with glucose. They did a stress test and an ECHO and all were ok except for some mild mitral valve regurgitation and calcification. EKG in sinus rhythm was fine.
Is there a reason the glucose was up due to the AFib? I have a lot of anxiety and to me this is worrisome. The nurse did not seem concerned at all and the doctors did not mention it. I am now on Coumadin 4 mg. since this is my 2nd incident. This glucose has me worried. Thanks in advance for any input for my question.
NOTE: I don't know i this is relevant, but I had knee replacement surgery on May 10, 2016.