This is my first post and I found this great site by mistake. I have had occasional bouts with Afib for about 10 years and I am 49.
I get the classic flutter and then I'm thrust into an episode of Afib for the next 24 hours and it usually subsides on it's own. These episodes are usually precipitated by exercise, alcohol or stress but they never last longer than 24 hours. After an episode, I generally wont have an attack for another 3 months. During an Afib episode I usually take a full aspirin every four hours or so until converted.
(Yes I am aware that aspirin is not recommended for Afib but my physicians said it was fine for now.)
I have seen seen two Cardiologists having every test known and a CHADS score of 1 due to hypertension (controlled). My EP Cardiologist wants to do a PVI or Ablation but I am still on the fence since my Afib only occurs 4-5 times a year and converts on its own.
I guess I'm playing a waiting game as to when PAF or even Perm. Afib begins to control my life more than Paroxysmal already has to this point.
Should I consider a an anti coagulation agent since I'm in Afib several times a year and go ahead with the ablation?