Got my 7th episode this last Friday. Woke up 3am in afib. Unlike what I did before, I didn't take any beta blocker or flecainide at the onset of afib, but I did a fast running for couple minutes to the point that felt like just finished a competition with my heart pounding really fast. Then in about one minute, my heart converted back to NSR.
This is the first I converted by exercising. I tried it in the last few episodes but didn't work. Guess maybe the propranolol that I took at the onset of afib prevented my heart rate to go fast enough or it just isolated the heart.
Now I have a question. Provided this is my 7th episode in eight months since diagnosed, I'm losing hope of it will just go away. Should I consider an ablation at this point? Would ablation work the same on vagal mediated afib? If I can always terminate afib by exercising, would getting an ablation at this stage considered too early? Should I control it and wait for a few years until there're more advanced technology comes out or maybe there could be a true cure in the new future.