After being diagnosed with AF I went for an catheter ablation which threw up a clot in my heart. This in 2016 after waiting to see if this would be reabsorbed after further TOE`s it was still there. I saw a surgeon in Sept. 1017 and he agreed to operate to remove the clot and another surgeon to do a surgical ablation at the same time. Now after numerous test, which I am happy to say came back all clear, the has given me a possible date for surgery in May next. After looking at all the alternatives, which I cannot find, I am obviously very nervous of what is major surgery has anyone out there had this kind of procedure at an advanced age(I am 73) and if so how was it?