When should you get an Atrial Fibrillation Ablation?

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Peter Capozzoli says:

As an aside, timmersbc says ablation was a first resort for him… but then goes on to say he was so symptomatic, he couldn’t? even tie his shoe AND he is into 2 ablations and has no assurance of long term durability of the ablation as it is only 1 year out… it proves the doctor’s point… ablation is not as successful as touted, many times takes multiple ablations and maybe you will be asymptomatic afterwards, yet still have afib needing anticoagulation… that is defined as a success. Thanks.

Peter Capozzoli says:

This is a great video. I hope he? does a followup video covering afibbers’ (on rate control and anticoagulation) concerns about avoiding more electrical and physical remodeling of the heart from being in persistent afib and not falling into heart failure. Sites promoting ablation and maze procedures always mention heart failure, remodeling and stroke as a reason to have a procedure for the asymptomatic. This video clearly states that ablation is for symptoms and not to affect longevity.

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