I had most recent appintment with EP last week... At 48 I have been in persistant AF for just over two years. Ive been electro cardioverted twice... 1st time lasted 4 weeks, 2nd time, lasted just 9 days. I have been treated with bisoprolol, and digoxin leading up to 2nd electro cardioversion when I was put on dronedarone. I now just take bisoprolol.And of course warfarin.
The EP gave me the option of ablation , but reckoned it would take three attempts and after three attempts he reckoned the odds on succes were only 50%..
I really dont know what to do, and would welcome any words of encouragement or discouragement from any one who understands my predicament.
I feel nauseous, tired , lightheaded, occasionally breathless and faint.
I climb regularly, but was advised when first diagnosed to avoid any cardio exercise. Now over two years later I am being advised by both my cardiologist and EP that I can attempt cardio exercise and see how I get on ?....
Has anybody been given similar odds of success for ablation?
Can any body advise?
I find myself avoiding making a decision either way.. And I have to admit to feeling very apprehensive and scared of choosing to have the procedure.. The though of going through the actual procedure and that I might end up in a worse condition?...
Id appreciate any help anyone can offer.