I have had my three month review with the EP following the ablation proceedure in June.
Over the three months, I had some episodes of AF for the first weeks and a bout of fast but regular heart beats at the end of the third week.
Since then only ectopics and a few very short (10 seconds or less) runs of palpitations. These have diminished over the last four weeks or so and the jittery/ nervous feeing I had on the inside has also calmed down. I stopped taking Bispropol at week 8 and have only been on Apixipan anticoagulant since.
The EP was very pleased with progress and put the initial wobbles down to the disturbance to the heart etc as a result of the proceedure.
He considered that this indicated the proceedure had been a success but wants me to monitor for the next nine months. If there is another episode of AF then there may be a need for a "top up" ablation as there could be a tiny gap in the scar tissue around the pulmonary veins. At this stage he did not think this would be required.
The issue of continuing anticoagulation was discussed. With a CHADSVASC score of 1, his recommendation was to continue with the Apixapan though it was up to me. I f, after the full one year there has been no return of Af the anticoagualant could be withdrawn (if all other factors are the same). I am happy to go along with the advice and continue with the Apixapan.
So overall I am feeling pretty good and rather pleased. However, I know I could have another episode of AF later today, tomorrow, next week...., so its a case of still early days and see how it goes.
Best wishes to all and thanks to everyone who contributes to this forum