On Friday I had my first consultation with an EP. My cardiologist referred me after 2 cardio-versions that were successful the first for 6 months the second for only 9 weeks.
They did a ECG, blood pressure and an echo while I was there. The EP said cardio-version was not going to sort my problem out and although I asked for something different to bisoprolol she has actually double my dose to 10mg my heart is very fast. To be honest she wasn't very positive at all. She said an ablation only had 50/50 of working in me and she would rather not do if the drugs can control my condition...saying that she has agreed to do the ablation if medication does not improve my condition and put me on the waiting list.
I feel gutted she didn't seem to have anything positive to say except that my heart did go back into sinus rhythum with the cardio-versions. I am worried and scared as my life is affected so badly...I can't walk very far at all and my breathing gets really bad when I try to do anything.....I just want to able to live! with some quality I'm only 52. She also said my heart was showing slight signs of heart failure.
I really don't know what to do.....lots of people on this site have had ablations successfully so I don't understand why my odds are only 50/50.
Feeling fed up and confused.