I recently had an unsuccessful Cardioversion attempt. At a follow up appointment with my Cardiologist he told me they tried three times, the first i had NSR for less than 2 mins, the second no NSR and the third attempt an NSR for less than a minute. He then offered no further option except to return in 3 months and reassesss my medication. Not being satisfied with this i asked for and received a copy of all my information and have now made an appointment with an Electrophysiologist for another opinion. My question is even though an NSR was only achieved for a very short time would an ablation be an option or likely to be successful? I have been in persistant AF now for 10 months but luckily assymptomatic, its really just the breathlessness that causes me any issues. should i consider Ablation if offered or just accept the minor symptoms and live accordingly. Will having an Ablation, if unsuccessful, put me at risk of making the symptoms worse. I'm currently only taking Apixaban and Metaprolol.