No point of 3rd ablation????

Be taken off flecainde for less than a week and on droneadone, it doesn't work, I've been get af all day, allow not fast af but still af, I went to A&E and the young consultant doctor says " yeah it looks like you have or gonna have Permanant af, and it would be pointless having a 3rd ablation". I told her I was 90% nsr on flecainde, and it was only 3mths since my ablation, so I might be back on flecainde? Feel like utter crap!

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  • Don't take the doctors word for it. Speak with your EP but it is still early days.

    BOb

  • What is a ep? Was that who done my ablation? Sorry for being thick!

  • Yes

  • I can't understand how I was af free for 6yr after my first ablation and after my second I'm worse off than I was before, does this mean something else is causing it if even ablation won't clear it? Really gutted!

  • You may well still have inflamation in your heart as it is still early days post ablation. Don't get down about it I'm sure things will improve.

    Bob

  • Cheers BobD

  • We;; I'm not medical, but from what I know I wouldn't take that from a young consultant in A&E. If an EP says it to me, fine, but nothing less. Sounds like, to put it professionally, a load of cobblers to me. Apart from anything else there's loads of other drugs to try and if Flecainide works for you how can the AF be "permanent", i.e. untreatable?

    Koll

  • Cheers koll. The flecinade kept me almost af free till my ablation then I had episodes every day, but not permanent. The dronedarone just made me hot plus sweaty sick & diarrhoea plus gave me slow af for a full day! Worried I will go permanent af what next??? I've heard magnesium citred helps??

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