Went for my post op follow up yesterday, after 2nd ablation last October. Pretty much convinced that they would say this hadn't worked after I'd logged 40+ episodes of arrhythmias, fast AF/atrial flutter. Was able to show the doc an Alivecor reading from one of the episodes, and had previously sent one to the arrhythmia nurse at Oxford, who confirmed it was AF. The end result is that they'll put me on the waiting list for a 3rd ablation, which could be as long as 9 months. However, I was also told I could have it done sooner in London if I wanted (I wasn't on the ball after waiting 1 1/2 hours to see anyone so didn't think to ask which hospital).
Apart from the logistics of getting home from London feeling pretty rubbish after a GA and the op itself, which is how I've felt after each time, I'm not sure what to decide. Do I wait and go with the hospital that has already done the last two ablations, or chance a completely new hospital and team in the hope that they might get it right for me next time? Has anyone else had this opportunity and what did you end up deciding? I would really value your opinions and experiences.
Apologies for long and rambling post and thank you for reading this.