Twobike;535643 I guess what I'm asking is said:There are some on this forum that may be able to give a more professional opinion and maybe they will post. It seems that your cardio or surgeon could best answer this for you.
No guarantees, but there are surgical options (such as an open Maze procedure) that could be done at the same time as valve surgery to potentially "fix" the A-fib. Very high percentages of those who do have a significant improvement...including the elimination of Afib medications in many cases. 100% cured may be a little overoptimistic, but definitely a conversation for both cardio and surgeon...I guess what I'm asking is, after valve surgery will there still be an AFib problem?
Minor correction offered (which I invite others to further correct if I'm mistaken). Warfarin doesn't necessarily help with the A-Fib so much as it reduces the risk of clots forming as a result of the A-Fib. Clotting is a risk of A-Fib as blood doesn't leave the chamber as thoroughly and efficiently as during normal sinus rhythm. Clots forming in the chamber and entering the blood stream increase the risk of stroke. By reducing the clotting risk, Warfarin reduces the stroke risk.I was not placed on any other drugs except the warfarin that I was already taking, which helps with Afib, they say.