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Palpitations after ablation

Hello I had ablation done in January , but I'm now having a lot of palpitations iam on 2.5 mg of bisoprolol when I was on flecinide as well I had nothing , but now I have been off them for a couple of months .iam going to increase bisoprolol to 3.7 to see if that helps . Has anyone suffered with this if so what helped thankyou , some days I get a few in clusters and some days not to bad ,but they can feel realy strong sometimes and make me feel a bit giddy

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You would expect after 10 months the heart would have settled down, I can only presume now the meds are stopping the ablation may not have worked, as is the case with me.



It could be a vein or two may have regaind re-conduction but I'm no expert ...maybe be referred back to your EP...


Hi Duckpopper

I had my ablation just a year ago and started with palpitations after about 9 months - a bit if a surprise as have always been more or less asymptomatic. Mine always come around 4 -5 in the morning and wake me up though they are not strong, I am not on any heart meds now so have nothing to take but have found that the Valsalva manoeuvre works every time.

The way I do it is to put the tip of my thumb into my mouth and blow as hard as possible, as if you are blowing up a balloon, this can be done for up to 2 minutes. Apparently this stimulates the Vagus nerve.

I read on here once that there are some conditions that are adversely affected by this, I can't remember which, so check before you try. More info on this and other solutions can be found at

Hope you find something that works for you.


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