AFib and Pulmonary Hypertension

I was diagnosed in 2016 and was unable to take blood thinners. I do take a full aspirin every day. I have had high blood pressure for 20-some years and take blood pressure medicine. My blood pressure has been difficult to keep in check. About a year ago they put me on an anxiety pill to help control my BP, and it has helped some. I also take sotol and simvastatin.

I take lazix to control my ankles and feet swelling, and most times it works. I am also two liters of oxygen at night, and the doctor thinks I need it in the daytime too. I still can't walk very long and get out of breath. I used to walk about two miles every day for over 20 years. I am 87 years old and have gained 25 lbs. I would like to know why my doctors never did an ablation on me and if there is any other treatment available for me.

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