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.
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.
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