I am a newbie here - I hope you won't mind me asking a question - just looking for some views. The back story is that I have had palpitations for around four years, very intermittent, maybe every couple of months, and lasting less than a minute. I had them checked out several times but of course very difficult to assess when they are not actually happening. Then, at the start of October, I had a more powerful series of palpitations when driving my young son. I felt very odd so tried to stop the car, but passed out for around 30 seconds. A trip in to A&E (just for heart - luckily my super hero ten year old stopped the car safely) and quick visit to the cardio ward, then referred for a cardio memo and consultant visit. That showed a lot of arrhythmia - around 30 episodes over a week, most of which I wasn't aware of. Got a referral to a wonderful consultant, and I am now scheduled for an EP with potential ablation next week. Precise procedure not yet known until they get in there, but strong suggestion that it is AF. My question (got there eventually) is whether any of you had a similar experience? I'm keen to get the problem resolved, mainly because I am not able to drive until it is fixed. However, many of you seem to have gone the meds route first. I realize that this is a very vague question but would be really grateful for any thoughts you have on whether I am jumping the gun a bit here. Very many thanks indeed.