I had posted here two weeks ago and thought I would give an update. I had ablation two days ago, under general anesthesia. Prior testing indicated all sorts of atrial mischief going on but no A fib, however the EP was able to induce both A fib and a circuit of A flutter. All was on the right side, so no septum puncture, and RF was used to ablate. I was sent home that same day, and had some of the worst palpitations ever that night as well as yesterday morning. I went to my EP's office for an EKG and he told me it was a normal response to a very irritated heart and should resolve with healing. He did switch me from propafenone to flecainide, and it seems to have calmed down some. It is very disconcerting to come out feeling worse than when you went in! Now it's a waiting game and a practice in patience and good self care. I am trying hard not to do too much, as the heart doesn't really "hurt" like other body parts we typically have surgery on such as knees or shoulders, giving us instant feedback to protect it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that indeed the palpitations will lessen with healing and that I'll be able to post in a few months that the ablation was successful. I am grateful for this forum and all our mutual support!
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