Hello to all again ! . I was on dual antiplatelet therapy for some 10 year due to my under laying heart issues, until I was diagnosed with PAF about two month ago . Now I am on NOAC (apixaban) and aspirin , which I started some two and half weeks ago. My cardiologist has now referred me to an EP who I am about to see in two weeks time, suggesting I should possibly have an ablation . I am on beta-blockers and he thinks that I am not a good candidate for Flecainide. Reading the posts on this site I am left confused with the pros. and cons. of this procedure. Remembering that I had my first AF in Jan 2016 ( I think !! ) and the second about a month ago , my hesitation is because I have very little symptoms of the AF at the moment , my resting HR is 50-55 , and when I am in AF the heart rate goes up to 80-85 with unnoticeable irregular beats . The only way I notice is via taking my own pulse . I am 71 and quite active, regular gym goer 4 times a week and play tennis every week.
Your guidance will be very welcomed .