I am 36 active male who was diagnosed first time yesterday with PAF at the emergency department during an afib episode where they converted it back to normal rhythm using electro conversion. This was the first time it was caught on EKG although I have experienced it before but only about twice a year and have always let it convert on its own on avg of 10 - 12 hours.
My question is with all of the stroke risk calculators I am usually a 0 and so I am torn on whether I should take something like Warfarin or consider Ablation surgery given this or if I would even be a candidate. I exercise daily and relatively fit as well so I would prefer to just live life as is and go in to the ER when an episode happens.
Is this a high risk decision where it is very infrequent when it happens or should I consider drugs or surgery still? I am so confused all of the sites and forums I have been reading are typically people older with other issues compounded with afib so that makes it harder.
Any help would be so appreciated!