The day my mother passed away two weeks ago, overwhelming grief knocked me into atrial flutter for 9 days straight, having been in sinus rhythm for the past 3 years. My cardiologist recommended I get an ablation for the flutter alone.
The ablation procedure for atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation are different, with higher success rates and lower risks of complications when ablation is performed for flutter than when it is performed for fibrillation. Apparently, in some cases addressing flutter can actually reduce one's propensity for atrial fibrillation - since atrial flutter can be a precursor to fibrillation.
Has anyone here had an ablation for flutter, but not fibrillation? Did you find addressing your flutter helped reduce your episodes of atrial fibrillation?