I have always been told that there is no permanent cure for AF, and accepted that over the past twenty years. I saw Professor Schilling today, for my three month post ablation check, and he said, quite specifically, that he considered me to be cured, and did not expect to have to see me again.
For many years I had been suffering from an increasing frequency of bouts of paroxysmal AF, which Flecainide, Sotalol and Bisoprolol were failing to control. Somewhat reluctantly, I underwent pulmonary vein isolation by way of cryoablation, and it seems to have worked. To say that I am delighted is an understatement.
I know that there are many others with more complex types of AF, and that I am one of the lucky ones, but nevertheless feel that it is good to put the positive side to show that a "cure" is possible.
I am going to try to stick around, rather than be one of the many who disappear once their AF is cured, but would like to thank all of the contributors who have helped me so much on the journey.
Best wishes to all,