I have had paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation since I was 14 although only experienced about 6 attacks a year usually during competitive sporting activity, so I lived with it! It got worse earlier this year and I started to have it more often and for periods of 24 hours. I am now 64. I went to a cardiologist and was prescribed beta blockers and told I would have to go on warfarin when I was 65. I had a TIA last month unfortunately and am now on a warfarin equivalent, pradaxa Dabigatran etexilate.
I am now pursuing the possibility of an ablation and am waiting to see an electrocardiologist.
The question is can one have a pulmonary vein ablation when one has already had a TIA?