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Since Christmas 2014 I have been in permanent AF and apart from very occasional burning sensation in my chest I am fairly asymptomatic and can walk at pace with little ill effects. I am 74 and take dabigatron tabs (warfarin substitute ) 150mg twice daily along with 5mg Bisoprolol once daily. My consultant strongly advised me not to have an ablation as it would serve little purpose and could be risky. He said that there was a slight risk of a stroke but there was no difference in longevity with or without the ablation. Hope this helps others in similar circumstances. If you have been in AF for a prolonged period at similar age please share your experiences.
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