Hello tudo & welcome to Healing Well. Obviously you have a mixed bag of opinions from two drs. I would have to go with whatever the cardiologist recommends, the heart is his specialty. Granted, I am not a dr but from what you are saying your Afib is mild with 1 episode a month.
Has the cardiologist put you on medication for the Afib? There is medication available to treat it & it is successful with many. One of my dear friends has bad Afib & is on medication & its working. Had the medication failed a pacemaker was next so for now he has dodged the bullet.
My husband has Afib & has for a very, very long time. He has been in Afib for years. The dr did a procedure as an outpatient to shock his heart 3 times to try to get it back in rhythm & it did not work. He now has a pacemaker which is helping him. He goes every 3 months for a check up on it. I am sure a pacemaker can be removed but I am not sure about the leads. This is a question for a specialist.
Again, I say listen to your cardiologist. Perhaps even get a consult with another top cardio & get his/her opinion.
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