I keep hearing that not having an ablation may lead to converting to permanent afib. What does this mean anyway? Would it be a continuous high heart rate plus erratic rhythm? How is that worse than having unpredictable paroxysmal afib? Know that it is hard on the heart so that is not good....so is afib.
Also, when the meds cease effectiveness, where o where does one go but to an ablation? In my search for an EP that truly understands all the facets of this disease, to a one they all say ablation is the only "cure"....while acknowledging the possibility of needing more than one.