Hi Butter & welcome to Healing Well. My biggest question is, what is your cardiologist recommending? If so, is there a reason that you don't have much faith in him/her?
My husband has a long standing history of AFib. They tried shocking his heart too, to see if it would put it back in rhythm. It did not work, however, we knew going into this that it probably would not work, Afib has been around too long. It was worth trying.
Did your Afib start after your heart surgery? A friend of mine's son recently had his aortic valve replaced with a cow valve & he immediately went into Afib. The drs gave him meds & before he was released the meds took care of it. This is common right after surgery.
Obviously, you need something done because this is affecting your overall health & quality of life. As Sharon mentioned it is not near as invasive as your open heart surgery.
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