Hi, this is my first post here.
I had my first A-fib back in 2002, i was put on 25mg Metoprolol, and saw my Cardiologist annually up until 2010. Initially the Dr. suggested Ablation as an option but to first try the meds. I changed my lifestyle/diet and was able to control the episodes to where i'd get only 2 or 3 per year, so I decided against the Ablation, and the Dr. seemed to discourage it as well.
My diet has slipped a little, as well as my cardio workouts. In the last month i've had three days where i was 'on edge' for most of the day (i.e. have to pace myself, and calculate every effort to avoid my heart going into A-Fib).
I almost sure i know what i did (certain food, over exertion) that probably put me on-edge.
Well, gosh, i was going to ask for advice on whether or not i should get an Ablation, but i think i just self-diagnosed myself in writing this post. (i.e. diet/exercise) - lol.
So i guess my question would be: How many A-fib episodes, and for how long, should one have before being considered a candidate for the Ablation?