I only had three lengthy attacks of AF and a few runs within the first two weeks after my ablation which was done 8 weeks ago. I am anxious to come off the Amiodarone as that did stop the episodes before my ablation. Bisoprolol and Sotolol did not work.
I have been told to come off the Amiodarone 10 weeks after ablation. My thoughts are "then what" if the AFib comes back. I phoned the arrhymia nurse to ask if there was a back up. He said no and that I should remain positive. Well I am not negative but constructive as in the EP's letter he wrote that it was likely that I would need another ablation for long term success. However, the rate of success he forecasted was 75% to 80% but then he said I would only have a 33% of getting AFib after the Atrial Flutter ablation.
Does anyone know how I should deal with this situation. I am thinking of going to see a GP at the GP practice who is a cardiologist. I don't want to end up in A & E. My follow up appointment will be some time in November. The NHS secretary could not give me a date but said she would try to get a date arranged before the 25th November.
I want the date to be before the 25th November because I have been given a date for an appointment to see another EP in Plymouth Hospital to whom I had been referred by the Exeter EP because he cannot do any further ablations under the NHS because funding has stopped.
I had my second ablation done privately because my AFib would last for nearly 24 hours and became a daily reoccurence for the two weeks before I was put on Amiodarone which did the trick and gave me some peace. A few weeks later I had the ablation.
Now it is 8 weeks and I have tried to avoid stress as much as possible. Not only that I have done some stretching exercises and walking about 20 + minutes a day and try to keep my weight within the limit. Successful so far, except I have put on 4 pounds but still within the limit. So I have tried to do everything that is required to help stave off further episodes of AFib
I had Atrial Flutter from 7th June 2015 until the ablation in April and then Atrial Fib followed. So it has been a long time in trying to get this dealt with. As you all appreciate it is so nice to have peace and lead a fairly normal life. My heart goes out to all those who still suffer.
Many thanks for any helpful replies.