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What to do? On the fence re ablation
61 yo male, diagnosed with paroxysmal AF 11 years ago. I have 2 - 3 episodes a year, each time lasting about 8 hours and they resolve on their own. Take Multaq (400 mg NOT 800 mg) and Metropolol 25 mg. Sometimes I go a whole year without AF episode. Wore a Zio heart monitor for two weeks and it showed zero AF but lots of "skipped beats" (PACs and PVCs) which I definitely notice and they drive me crazy because they can be a precursor to full-blown AF. EP doctor is pushing hard for ablation. On one hand it would be nice to get rid of the AF but on the other hand it seems like a pretty major procedure for something that is so infrequent I'm in pretty good health otherwise. Some arterial blockage (take Lipitor) but exercise vigorously 4 -5 x/week. I've been thinkging about this for a LONG time and don't know what to do.