I first went into Afib in April 2015 and have been in it 3 times since, each time I have been cardioverted back into NSR. The last time I went into a-fib I brokethrough 100mg/day of flecainide so have now started discussions with EPs.
I am 42 - healthy and reasonably fit, but do have a structural abnormality in my aortic valve which means I am at best only about 95% right (that's my heart, my head is less good!).
For some reason I was referred to an EP that only deals with ectopic heartbeat and he has referred me to someone who does Afib ablations. However, this guy told me about evidence that is suggestion ablations should be used as a first line intervention for a-fib.
First questions - anyone else heard this?
Second question - what is the "average" age most people get their first ablations. No offence, but I get the impression most people who discuss their ablations here are at least a decade older than me.