Hi, I'm a 49 year old man who has recently been diagnosed with AF. The diagnosis came as a complete shock, my daughter is studying to be a nurse and while practising her blood pressure/ heart rate techniques on me she realised I had an irregular heartbeat ! A trip to the Dr resulted in an ECG and an appointment with a cardiologist. I had no symptoms and am generally in good health with healthy blood pressure/ cholesterol and weight. My AF is constant and until my daughter pointed it out I was totally unaware of it. The cardiologist advised that since I have no symptoms I should carry on as normal, that surgery wasn't a good option and that ablation tended to be temporary solution to AF anyway. I have been prescribed beta blockers to bring my heart rate down and they seemed to have worked but my heart is still beating irregularly. I wondered if anybody else was in the same position and what folks thoughts were on ablation v medication ? Thank you ! Oliver
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