Tomorrow I will be one of the first patients in Australia to have a keyhole maze procedure. It seems that the success rate is something around 75-85%.
Experienced my first episode of atrial fibrillation in 2000, as a fit and healthy 48 year old.
Since 2000 I’ve been on a range of medications. Mainly sotalol. Two strokes in 2005 and 2010. Progressed from paroxysmal to persistent AF in 2013. Since then a number of cardioversions and two ablations. AF has remained persistent with episodes becoming more frequent and longer duration.
So, I'm sitting in a ward patiently waiting. Let’s hope that I am one of the lucky ones. Living with AF is such a drag.