I saw my consultant today after going back into AF 8 days after cardioversion. I am currently taking Dronedarone. He said there are two options for me, 1 - to leave me in AF with rate control as I am asymptomatic 2- Ablation. The arrhythmic drugs just are not working for me.
So, I've decided to go for option 1 and to stay in AF with rate control along with regular check ups. My AF doesn't really bother me that much and with the ablation option I may need 2 or more and then there were no guarantees of success.
I know there are others on this forum who are in persistent AF and appear to be doing fine. My intention is to maintain a healthy life style and just see how it goes.
I hope I have made the right decision.