Loren get your butt to a REAL Cardiologist and get that BP straightened out. I went through the high BP, irregular heartbeats, and was in constant threat of stroke with BP as high as 220/105 at rest.
Like you I hate to go to a sawbones, let it go too long and had to have an Ablation procedure and about 7 months of BP med changes. The last six month I have been under 140/90 pulse 60"s-70"s with no irregular heartbeats. Lots of energy now and can do anything I want except smoke.
I"ve got 3 years on you. Get your BP down you"ll be a new man.