Hi Jean Jeannie
I've never had Cardioversion or Ablation. I was scheduled for cardioversion about eight years ago, but then my heart decided to go back into sinus rhythm. The procedure was then cancelled.
I have a permanent AF, but my symptoms are asymptomatic, and don't have many of the symptoms that others have when either eating or doing something that brings on an AF condition.
I have pondered over surgery i.e. ablation but as you say, there are some on this readership that have had up to five ablations and are still no nearer a cure.
I sometimes wonder if ablation would be a choice for me, but then I think is my condition being managed at this time, and would it necessarily improve my situation? Yes, I would like to go back into sinus rhythm, but after eight years, perhaps my heart would have re-modelled itself, and would I really see any improvements from my position today! I feel that I have a dilemma as being asymptomatic, I am able to enjoy the many things that others on this readership have been denied.
For example, I still can walk for at least 6 miles, and can even jog along if I so want.
However, still the question arises, should I seek further treatment?