I've been offered this procedure by Papworth hospital to control my AF although I understand that it would control rate but not the rhythm. I could stop digoxin immediately but would still need warfarin and maybe bisopropol, at least for a time. I'm hesitating as there would be no going back, given that they destroy the AV node in the heart and replace the heart's own pacemaker.Also a bit worried because my fingers have started to go numb, even indoors, so it's not only happening in the cold, and I wonder whether my heart is pumping poorly and whether that might worsen with a pacemaker?
I'd love to hear from people who have had this solution. Is it effective? Has it improved your quality of life? Is your AF still troublesome?