2nd ablation done!

Just had my second ablation done Tuesday and am happy to say it was done in half the time as the first.......a mere 2 and half hours under GA. My EP was very pleased in that he was able to get to a whole area that he wasn't able to get to last year and as he put it " it lit up with afib" which he was able to ablate. Since the medications made me so sick last year, he has me on none except the eliquis and he did not seem at all concerned that I would not be on them. We are crossing our fingers on this one. It was so great to see my EP happy!!!! I was so scared before this one and have to say it was so much better in so many ways than the first and sounding like much more effective too. For all the scared afib bets out there looking to ablate again.......no one was more afraid then me and I'm so glad I did it!

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  • So glad it seems to have been a successful procedure for you. The demena of the EP when he checks up on you after can be a good indication in my experience.

    The vast majority of 1st time AF ablations are successful. As are repeated ablations.

    For this reason those of us, like you and I, who have had to have repeat procedures, feel progressively to be failures yet you and I are evidence (if it was ever necessary) of the old saying my mum used to repeat regularly:

    "if at first you don't succeed try, try, try again!!

    My thoughts and best wishes are with you.


  • Great news have mine on the 28th

  • Good luck with yours! This second one so much better than first. I feel so different.

  • Glad all is working out well. Hope it will continue to do so in the future. I am waiting to see if mine has been successful after the blanking period of 3 months. As I am taking Amiodarone I can't tell at the moment but I am definitely having a reprieve. Once again wish you well.

  • well done and so pleased to hear ever thing looks positive for you,keep us updated!!

  • Your 1st one took 5 hours?! My one and only ablation took a mere 1 1/4 hours.

  • mine took almost 5 hours, it all depends on the amount of burning/ablating they have too do.

  • BTW: My 1 1/4 hour procedure was to fix both A-fib & A-flutter.

  • See below.

  • Mine took 6.5 hours just for AF (probably 15 mins of that was for a TOE and 5 mins for a cardioversion at the end).

  • Just saw this and hope very much that you still are well. I will have a second one too only have not yet decided when.

  • Still doing great! Much different than the first...everything went faster and better...no meds. I feel good about this! Go for it. Don't wait.

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