HomerIL
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HomerIL, July 28,  2020  4:18pm EST

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.

 

 

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