Hi, this is my first post so a big hello to everyone. I have been reading the information for 3 months or so and the stuff I have gleaned off this site has been truly invaluable/informative thanks for that. My pathway has mirrored others on this post to the point I will be given a cardioversion ( electric ) in 4 weeks or so, my cardiologist tells me I am in permanent a/f and is confident this will work for me. I wish I shared her enthusiasm. I am not being defeatist just pragmatic, the stuff I read regards that procedure shouts that to me. Am I being too unhopeful time will tell..