I know many of you are hovering around ablations, either before or after. I have seen many posts about post ablation symptoms...AF, palpitations, etc.. Well me too! Even on Flecainide, 5 weeks out , I can feel my heart really wanting to twitch. But here's the deal...EPs worry about phrenic nerve damage and esophageal injury because they burn or freeze all the way through your heart and into surrounding tissue! Is it any wonder it takes some time to heal??!! Ever had a bad burn? How long did it take to fully recover from that? So I am partly writing this to reassure myself as well as others. I am somewhat fortunate in that I had left arm symptoms and mild chest pain after ablation, and still do to some extent even 5 weeks out. But many don't feel much at all so forget how really insulted ours hearts are during ablations. Three months. Don't expect much before that.
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