Hi All, this is my third post since joining the group. I'm now 10 weeks post my second ablation. On flecainide and metropolol. I'm in excellent health, age 61, no other heart conditions and fit. I will be weening off these meds in two to three weeks (while staying on Pradaxa) Overall my post ablation recovery involved no instances of AFIB, no noticeable ectopics, or other side effects that I experienced the first time around. However my resting heart rate averages closer to 80+ rather than high 60's previously following my first ablation (while on the same meds and dosage in both instances)
Regarding exercise, for hour long sessions involving weight training or aerobics, my heart recovers to it's now "normal" heart rate of 80 within 10 minutes or so. However, when I go cycling rides for two hours or more (at a modest pace for me), it can take literally hours for my heart rate to recover. Usually it will hover well into the 90's (still technically in NSR) but clearly high before eventually subsiding. Interestingly enough, I feel great while cycling and my rate while exercising in the 110 to 120 range which is excellent.
Anyone with a second ablation experience a higher than expected resting heart rate generally or longer recovery time for more extensive exercise? I'm a little concerned about what I may experience once I'm off the meds completely, or that the AFIB may reappear based upon what I am experiencing now
My EP'a response was merely to keep him posted and schedule another EKG However, I monitor my Alivecor daily and have been in NSR every time with no AFIB ever, but with the higher but still technically normal rate above Once I'm off the meds, I'll be on a monitor for 24 hours
Interested in your thoughts....