So, long awaited trip to EP today, an eminent professor. It was a good meeting, however, he no longer does Ablations. He was honest and states that he no longer has the confidence to do them..as he nears retirement. His advice to me, I am in Persistent, almost at Permanent, forget any further CV. I have had one failed CV. The view of the UK NHS, is that they rarely work long term. Ablation, it would be PVI for me. He recommends do not do it, certainly not at the moment. What was interesting in his comments was how little is known, which I think we all can concur, about the condition, its cause, its effects, and cure, by the ''experts''. One man's view I know, but an interesting one. He was trying to tell me that it is so individual, that it is impossible for the 'experts' to concur a method of treatment. Therefore, rate control (not rhythm interestingly), is the goal, for me, through medication. If I kick and scream, about my quality of life, they may put me on the waiting list for ablation. But I am not considered suitable. The view is that AF begets AF, and once in Persistent./Permanent, very difficult to get out. Still mulling it all over.......appreciate any further thoughts
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