My husband has had AF for many years although it was only diagnosed last year. He doesn't get too many episodes usually maybe once a month or less sometimes but they are getting worse. He's currently on warfarin in preparation for an ablation (hopefully within the next couple of months). He also takes bisoprolol 2.5mg which he stop taking soon as he's constantly tired and has a heart rate of around 45. He has just been prescribed flecainide instead.
Two days ago he had a bubble contrast followed by a transoesophageal echocardiogram which showed a PFO and an atrial septal aneurysm.
Having read that lots of people require several ablation procedures before success I have to wonder if this is the right thing for him to do. I know that his AF will get worse over the years but for now he's not too bad and I'm quite worried that it could make it worse.
Also he always feels tired and sometimes dizzy or 'spaced out' (he actually lost his balance and fell downstairs once) and he wonders if this is to do with his heart problems.
I'd appreciate any help or advice as we are relatively new to this and not too sure about the best way forward.