I have been watching with interest all you comments on different treatments.
What I have found is that most people regard ablation of the av node and pacemaker implantation as second best, while this may be so for a lot of you that have got atrial fibrillation alone, I have got lung problems as well.
My new cardio told me the facts in words a layperson understands (obviously thinks we are all thick) and the chances of me surviving a 2 to 5 hour operation would be 50-50 that I would die on the operating table. While I don't like the idea of relying on a pacemaker to keep me alive I think it must be better than I feel at this moment. I have suffered from extrinsic allergic alveolitis from a property I rented, this is what ruined my lungs. Can I say I am a qualified dance teacher and was able to work every day dancing and talking students through routines without being breathless at all, now I can't get to the bathroom without gasping for breath.
I do find that some of the negativity on here is upsetting as some of us don't have a real choice of treatment.
I hope you all get the treatment you wish for and wish you all love light and angel blessings.
It has taken me over a year to get to a cardio electrophysiologist that knows what they are doing so I am grabbing it with both hands while I still can.