Hi I am Sylvia and have been diagnosed with persistent AF, I am 71 years old. This leaves me breathless on exertion . I recently saw a EP from Birmingham who wants to have a cardioversion done before considering an ablation. He ask for me to be put on Amiodarone with a view to having this done. I was unable to tolerate this drug due to the breathlessness it left me with after two days and I stopped it. Does this mean that they can`t treat me, as he did say that I had aa condition what is very difficult to treat and that ablation was such a serious procedure he did not recommend it. I am bewildered by this. I was put on digoxin and blood thinners, but I do not know where to go now. I get severely breathless when I walk or work in the house and so I have almost given up on walking and holidays as the joy has gone out of my life. Has anyone any advice please?