three months post ablation and I am symptom-free. I was due to come off all medication but unfortunately I had a heart attack last week followed by an operation to insert two stents. The heart attack was a surprise to both me and my cardiologist as I have undergone almost every heart test and have never had any underlying problems. 10 days on and I am feeling fully recovered but still taking it easy. Apparently the heart attack was not related in any way to the atrial fibrillation. I feel this is one case where af has been of great benefit to me as it was only through my extensive study of this problem that I recognised the symptoms of a mild heart attack for which I received prompt treatment.The blockage in my right coronary artery was severe and could have killed me at any time if left untreated.
For the record I found my heart attack scarier but less symptomatic than a bad AF attack, I certainly wouldn't like to have both at the same time.