Hello, This is my first post and i never expected to be writing on here, so sorry in advance, for this long post! I am 52 year old woman, have never smoked, i do not drink, been vegetarian since the age of 7, am slim, do yoga and pilates and have always considered that i have a very healthy lifestyle. My dad had a severe stroke in February and he did not know that he had AF, I then found out that my uncle and his son also have AF. After years of my intermittent palpitations that were getting worse and worse, I wore a 24 hour monitor. I was diagnosed with AF in June and immediately put on Bisoprolol, which makes me feel tired. I still have daily skipped beats or palpitations and it tends to be worse at night, first thing in the morning, when i am tired ( which is most of the time) and after eating! I was sent to see an EP and he advised that i have an ablation. I have spent 2 months changing my mind about this on a daily basis- should I, shouldn't I? i would like to come off medication but reading about all of the risks with an ablation i am so scared. If I don't ablate, will my AF get worse and become permanent? Will i need stronger medication ? Will having an ablation cause other complications? I have no clue what to do as its such a difficult decision. Any help, advice or opinions will be greatly appreciated.
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