I had my ablation 2 weeks ago. Immediately after the op I went into AF. They gave me bisoprolol and I went back into SR. Immediately on leaving the hospital the next day I went into AF and have been in AF ever since. I saw my cardiologist last Friday and he is arranging for a cardioversion to take place 6 weeks after the op if I remain in AF. He tells me the first 6 weeks are the blanking period and is not an indication that the op has failed. Is this the norm for some people?
The op itself went very well indeed and I have not had any chest pain or headaches. I did have a heavy bleed from the femoral artery when I was allowed out of bed so I have had some heavy bruising when the nurse had to stop the bleed but that is clearing up nicely. My pulse rate is much higher than normal but I am in AF.