Hi, I'm 54 year year male. I've a persistent afib for few years now, but I did not know that I have it until my doctor did an EKG few months ago. My doctor gave me three options:
1) Do nothing. leave it in persistent afib and just take blood thinner as I am currently doing.
2) take medications twice a day for life.
3) Ablation (he says, with my persistent afib, chances for success is about 60%).
I'm a type of person who prefer not to take meds every day, also meds only effective for so long. Do you think I skip the meds and get an ablation? I'm a marathon runner and just want my heart back to normal sinus rhythm. Anyone out there who had persistent afib and got back to normal sinus rhythm after the ablation?