Had my first ablation at Oxford 14 weeks ago. First few weeks were pretty rough (see earlier post from me) and EP said at 6 week check-up that it hadn't worked and needed redoing and pencilled in date of 18 August for a 2nd ablation if needed (16 weeks after 1st one). Things then settled down, though I've been very careful with triggers (exercise and alcohol) with very limited cycling/running/gym and only the occasional pint or glass of wine, which did cause ectopics sometimes but not AF. Last night I increased to two pints to test it out and within 2 hours was back in fast AF. So disappointing and depressing. So now I don't know what to do. I don't want to have a second ablation on 18 Aug (time off work, recovery, etc) if it doesn't need doing, but I don't know if the AF is caused by the heart still settling down or that the ablation has bridged across? Grateful for any thoughts/suggestions. Thanks, Nigel
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