I went to see my EP yesterday and it wasn't my usual standoffish one, but I guess perhaps his registrar. He was lovely and very easy to talk to which made a nice change. However he has told me that because of the extensive amount of burning I have had to both sides of my heart during ablations to cure atrial fibrillation (my last one took 6 hrs and apparently I have large pulmonary veins) it has probably caused my atrial flutter. He also said the side of my heart which is causing this is not the easiest to access and the success rate for curing is very low. I did pipe up and say that I thought atrial flutter was easier to cure, but he said not for me.
I'm going to see him again in 3 months time, as I've been reasonably well these last few months since my cardioversion in March. We're going to see how I get on over that time. Then if I've had problems he will probably put me on flecainide. Some of you may remember that when my A flutter starts it stays with me for about 6 weeks until I have a cardioversion and during that time I become almost completely disabled and can only walk perhaps a hundred yards. Walking around the supermarket becomes an exhausting shuffle and struggle. Whereas now, while well, I am out every week walking the coastal footpaths.
I'm wondering how many other forum members are totally disabled by their AF for a long period i.e. for more than a month?
I would value your comments.