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My father (59 years old) started having serious palpitations 7/8 years ago after walking up flight of stairs. Since then, he has been seeing many docutors and taking various medications. During that time, the doctors dignosed him as "AF/palpitations". AF seemed to be in and out. According to the ECG reports, he had bouts of AF in 2006 and the end of 2013.
Starting from the last year, the symptons he mentioned is like this- strong heart beats are bothering him. He can feel his heart working all the time. During daytime, his attention is on somehwere so doesn't notice his heart much. But nighttime, he couldn't fall asleep easily. He has to take sleeping pills like on 3/4 days in a week. He doesn't have dizziness/blackout or any other symptons. He doesn't have strong flutter or serious palpitations either.
Now, we are meeting with a cardiologist to decide whether we should do ablation or not. The doc suggested sth typical - "try medication first, if that doesn't work, do ablation" And my father is said to be a good candidate for AF. But he didn't give us any strong words.
Will the ablation procedure help my father get rid of the feelings (about strong heart beats) and sleep easily at night? Please help us. Thank you so much for your time.
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