I am now 12 weeks post ablation far past the 6-8 weeks judgement period. I am much worse than I was before the procedure and seem to be getting so day after day. I had exercise induced PAF and SVT found on Holter monitor in January. I only had rare spontaneous short episodes of tachycardia without exercise although was getting increasingly tired and exhausted by the end of the day. I went to the gym, walked 2-3 miles most days and biked. During the early days post ablation I seemed to be okay until I had a 3 hour episode (terrifying as I had never experienced anything like this before). Since then, I seem to get tachycardia with the slightest exercise/movement (even just bending over or lifting my arms) and episodes which last longer and longer. I strolled for 10 minutes yesterday and had an hour long episode. Heat seems to be a causative factor. The cardio app on my iPhone shows that it is not just a fast heartbeat but a very irregular one as well. From being an active person I am now almost an invalid. I am at my wits end as they say. Does failure often result in this outcome? Am I permanently damaged? How can one have faith in a second attempt? Any advice welcomed.
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