I'm interested to know how it was that some people are offered ablation. I've had AF for over 5 years now. Had two electro cardioversions, Failed after a few days, a course of amiodarone also failed. Now the medics have gone for rate control so I'm on warfarin, bisoprolol and losartin (was ramipril) My GP has said that ablation is not a suitable treatment for permanent AF but I have read of this Consultant a Mr. Jonathan Hyde who offers "Minimally Invasive Surgical Ablation" at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton and takes referrals from all over the country. His blurb says that there are only two facilities offering this type of surgery in the country. I wonder if you or anybody else has heard of this? I would be grateful if anyone has any further info on this.