Hello all! Finally saw EP (at UCLH) yesterday. I'd never heard of EP's until I joined this wonderful support group - and by the way, when I mentioned I'd joined, he was very approving. As usual, I can't remember half of his comments. I'd listed questions, but didn't like to hold things up taking notes. Any advice on this?
I was puzzled that he seemed very dismissive of CV - 'rarely works for any length of time' - yet also seemed to be putting me off Ablation, as it's such a complicated intervention. I wondered if it was my age, (75), but he assured me they operate on far older patients. He wants me off Warfarin and on one of the 'new' tablets.
Curiously, by the end , he suggested I have a CV and once I'm in sinus rhythm again, however briefly, I can decide whether the improved QoL would make it worth an Ablation. I'm really confused. I don't want any operations, if poss. and I wonder whether the deterioration in my QoL is due to my meds, rather than the Afib itself.
I'm so grateful to be able to share this with people who know what I'm obsessing about!