It has been a little over two weeks since ablation and a recheck with the EP gave me more detailed info about what happened to my heart to cause this. I have an area of scarring in my right atria, shredded in appearance (think stretch marks), from unusual atrial stretching. He called it "athlete's heart". This confirms what I suspected, that I pushed my 60 year old heart too hard around 4 to 6 months ago when I took up mountain biking. I would ride up hills until my heart was pounding out of my chest...not smart! So he ablated as best he could until he could no longer induce arrhythmias, and ablated a flutter circuit. But he cautioned that he couldn't "carpet bomb" my atria and that I might need another ablation in the future. I was put on flecainide 100mg 2x?day to keep my heart as calm as possible during healing, but am still feeling that funny sensation in my throat like my heart wants to go berserk but the flec is stopping it. I am back to teaching yoga and usual daily tasks like shopping and household chores, but will wait at least a week or more to purposefully walk the neighborhood (I live at over 5,000 ft in the mountains of Arizona...not sure what that is in meters, but it is over a mile high elevation). I was told three months of limited activity and will stick to it. I'm not sure what the future after healing is going to look like since I have such extensive heart damage, but I am hopeful that I will be able to still be active...just not at near the intensity that I was in the past.
Anyone else have atrial scarring from over stretching? Athlete's heart???