So just a quick post about my experience....I'm 35 and have suffered with AF for the last 12mths (my mum had it at aged 55 and I have no other indicators to suggest why I have it) I've had one failed cardioversion and on March 9th 2015 had an ablation. So far this has been successful and I'm back in sinus rythmn...I hope it stays this way.
For anyone waiting for an ablation I would say it definitely is the way forward. I don't understand why the NHS don't advocate this as the primary treatment for AF as everything I have read suggests cardioversion is just a part time fix.
I found the burning/ablation around the PV a little uncomfortable but it was over after 3hrs...I was surprised to be awake and sedated for the op...not sure if this is the norm?
2 wks on no AF, only thing I notice is my pulse is a little elivated 85/90 bpm, and feel sometimes slightly breathless still but this is improving and from reading posts on here seems fairly normal.
I'm at present on Amiodarone and Dabigitran but am hoping that if I remain in Sinus rhythmn these will cease.....
Found the posts on magnesium very interesting....has anyone taking it actually taken medical advice on this or just used the internet for research? I'm just interested in Dr's opinions or advice before I start using it.
Anyway I wish you all a healthy heart and where possible normal sinus rythmn!!!