Thursday evening, 10 days post ablations for AFib and AFlutter. Sitting watching TV at 8.30 pm and my heart just started racing. Not quite as fast as it had been prior to the ablation, but still quite uncomfortable at 150 bpm. Still going strong 45 minutes later so I took a 2.5mg bisoprolol. At midnight was still the same, plus the little twinges of pain -which I had after the procedure, but which had faded more with each day post op- returned with a vengeance. I called 111 mainly just to see if anyone could advise me as to whether I could take another Bisoprolol. They couldn't do this, told me I really should go to A and E. So very reluctantly woke my son and off we trundled. Arrived at 1am, triaged and into back room for ECG, blood tests etc etc. Given another Bisoprolol 2.5mg. Still no effect so at 3am shipped off to be monitored on the ward. At 4.30 am the nurse said I should try and get some sleep as the Doctor who would be 'clerking' me had been called away. I lay down and 'click' the SVT button was switched off, normal rate resumed! This is actually my longest ever episode of any arrhythmia.
Discharged later that afternoon, been advised that I probably should take a low dose of bisoprolol daily until my heart has fully healed. I had stopped taking it long before my ablation because it made me feel worse than any of the arrhythmias, so am not keen, but will put up with it for a few months!
Pains have all but stopped now, was obviously just aggravating the 'wounds' when my heart was beating so fast for so long.
I feel very well now, in fact I cannot even feel my heart beating, a strange feeling indeed!
I feel sure that this is just a blip, and I know you will all be telling me the same thing, so just sharing this really in the interests of an honest post ablation update!