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as i am unsure how this all works ,would love to know if I am on the right site.?  Have had afib or flutter     20yrs---- post mitral  commisserotomy 1994 & fairly stable overal.l     on Tikosyn .25mg 3x day. Toprol100mg last 8yrs   now afib continuous. feel dizzy etc.      .Cardioversion was done 1mth ago  during EE? no need to zap me!! now debating  whether to repeat Cardioversion.  EP. started me on Pradaxa  Should I have ablation? L. Atrium enlarged.  mild mitral regurg.present I am 70yrs F.
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Hello and hope you are doing well.
Understand your predicament.

For symptomatic, drug-refractory atrial fibrillation, cardioversion helps restore the rhythm. Electrical cardioversion is effective in restoring sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in >90% of patients, but recurrence of AF is known to occur. For this ablation or implantable atrial defibrillators have been proven to give long term results. Please discuss these options with your consulting doctor.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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Thank you  for reply DR. I am again in NSR. took 2 extra toprol  (self medicated)  & it worked! Appreciate your telling me re implant,  I was not aware of it being  available.
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