As some of you may know, I have been whittering about ablation pros and cons for ages,12 to 18 month waiting list at our hospital,and Im 8 months gone! I had an appointment cancelled and have asked to see consultant again,last spoke 20th April.Nhs appointment,,,31st MAY. So wrestled with my conscience a bit but have gone private.19th December...
So anyway,spoke with my biologist brother and asked him to have a scout about.
Heres what he sent me, havent had chance to speak to him yet,and he didnt put a reference in,other than this info was taken from the Oxford Heart Journal, a well respected cardiology periodical apparently.
" The op reduces stroke risk by 30% and the risk of premature heart attack by 50%. The risk factor is very low for a surgical proceedure,estimated at 1 in a 1000 that a serious complication might result.It all depends on medication responses as to whether patients might e!ect to have this done.Many people with flutters and fibs lead long happy lives on medication and never bother with ablation. If it gets that a normal day,with normal activity gets few and far between,thats when most people seem to go for ablation."
Something to think about! I have no further infor o the statistics but thought it was encouraging.