Like many people, I was diagnosed with a hole in my heart which I've apparently, had from birth. This was discovered after an isolated instance of PAF following panic attacks in April 2016. I've now had my ASD closure a couple of weeks ago. Prior to the procedure, I had not experienced any more A/F episodes after July but, since the operation I have had scores! I am also very tired and my anxiety and fear is going through the roof!!! Has anyone experienced any similar problems after an ASD closure and, if so, will the a/fibs ever stop? I feel worse now than I did before the operation and I really don't want to have Catheter Ablation??