Hi Pollywaffle 10. I'm living in Perth WA also.
My father had Permanent AF died at 90 from Pneumonia. Both of my brothers have Af I now have permanent Af also.
I've not had an Ablation or a Cardio Version but it interesting that in Melbourne the research is being done I might check it out. Let's hope they come up with a cure.
It is exhausting at times with the Meds but my Cardiologists recommended that I take the Digoxin at night when I go to sleep so when I get up in the morning I don't feel so bad it's been in my system
For 8 or more hours. It' works for me as I'm now not dragging my feet in the morning anymore I'm actually bouncing out of bed & walking on my treadmill.
Just a thought for other people with af it might work for some of you.
Cheers love ❤️ this site.