I went back into AF at 17 months or is it Atrial Tachycardia as my Electro Physiologist at Barts now thinks? Thankfully he has agreed to another ablation. Disappointed to be out of rhythm again and not on my race bike but realistically I always knew I would need a touch up at some point. But to all of you out there that are considering an ablation it has been the right path for me as I want the quality of life it affords as life is for living and climbing alpine passes and getting muddy, cold and wet in Cyclo Cross races!!! I'm so thankful to the NHS for keeping me ticking and fixing me when broken as I would be a wreck without it. Seriously over the years of cycle racing they have put me back together many times, but I still keep falling off that bloody wall tho! Looking forward to the second ablation knowing I will be in good hands with our fabulous Health Service. In the meantime I need you knowledgeable folk to give me your thoughts on my choice of drugs as I'm rarely in range on Warfarin so I'm looking to start on Apixaban or Rivaroxaban. I have done my reading and there seems little to choose between the two of them apart form Apixaban you need to take 2x daily. But I do remember I was at a AF conference and a Electro Physiologist saying he would choose Apixaban? I appreciate with an active lifestyle it might be better against risk of bleed as it is only in your system for 12 hour at a time with 2 daily doses, what do you guys think? Oh and I'm sure Bob will know how does Atrial Tachycardia differ from Atrial Fibrillation
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