I would be interested to hear of other experience of stopping medication in the post ablation recovery period
I had my ablation (PVI) 10 weeks ago and was discharged without any medication apart from Apixaban blood thinner. I had not been taking anything prior to the ablation
within the first week post ablation I had a quite strong episode of AF, I called the cardiac nurses and had another premature appointment wit the EP who prescribes 2.5 mg Bispropol to be take for the followinf 3-4 weeks then reduce and stop.
I continued taking them for about 6 weeks then reduced to 1.25 mg for two week then half tablets (0.675 mg) for a further week. Finally stopped completely on Saturday.
Since then, and particularly today, I have experience an increase in skipped (ectopic) beats/ extra beats and maybe very short runs of fast heartbeat of about 5 seconds.
Has anyone else encountered this? Is this part of the process of the heart recognising that there is no longer Bispropol calming it down? Is this a sign of the ablation having failed?
I would be interested to hear of others experiences.
Unfortunately, I am the the type where the worse the symptoms the more I think about it, and the more I think about it the worse the symptoms!!
I would appreciate any comments