My husband age 52 was diagnosed with peristent afib 6 months ago. He has been cardioverted two times with amnioderone. He is on eliquis and on blood thinners. He had an ablation yesterday and the dr. said it was not successful. He will be in permanent afib the rest of his life. He said his heart was in bad shape dialated and weak. He said that possibly a virus attacked his heart but he is not sure. He said he recommends continued meds and a defibrilator. This will take place march 22. Has anyone had a similar experience?