I saw my EP two weeks ago after being referred back. I am in permanent AF again after two cardioversions and two ablations in 2016. The second one lasted about 18 months when I had two events of palpitations then in January this year I went back into permanent AF. I’ve been told I’m suitable for a third ablation but it’s up to me. I’m feeling pretty awful so tired and breathless up stairs etc but there are two things holding me back, my dose of bisoprolol has been increased to 10mg and although I tolerated 1.5 mg I am wondering if it could be this not the AF making me feel so bad. Also my recovery time was so long which I attributed to my lack of fitness and Amiodarone that I took for three months after ablation. Do you know is it absolutely necessary to have Amiodarone after an ablation?
My last two ablations were five and six hour long under general anaesthetic so it’s not something to take lightly but my gut feeling is I wouldn’t be offered this expensive procedure if my EP didn’t think it would help.
Any advice welcome please to try and help me sort out my indecisiveness.