I originally posted this on the arrhythmia alliance forum, but someone suggested I post on this one as well.
I have had bouts of atrial flutter and tachycardia for the last year. So far most medications do not work. It was discovered that there is extensive scarring on my right atrium. Thus far I've had 3 ablations, 2 of which seemed to work for a couple of months before the flutter/tachycardia returned. Now my EP gave the option of meds and a pacemaker (since my rate is very low when in normal rhythm) or a 4th "aggressive" ablation.
Has anyone had 4 or more ablations? What would be the disadvantages of numerous ablations? I would like to be able to fix this once and for all and not be dependent on meds forever.