Good morning, it is 2 years to the day that I had my cryoablation at the London Heart Hospital and haven't looked back. My AF was getting very regular, 2-3 times a week and would only go away after taking extra Flecanide. I was on 150mg Flecanide and 5mg bisoprolol daily.
I was offered the ablation and was so nervous that I went into natural AF the morning of the procedure. It all went well apart from being told that they had to do a chemical ablation to get me back into Sinus instead of cardio version afterwards and that it may not have worked. I went home the following day.
That evening I went into AF again and I was not happy. Took extra Flecanide and went back into Sinus. I had 2 weeks off work and rested. I came off Flecanide after about 6 months and stayed on 2.5 mg bisoprolol. In the first year I had about 4 episodes of AF and the same the second year.
I have now weaned myself off bisoprolol and only take Flecanide as a PIP. It is 4 months since my last episode of AF and hoping the last for a while. I understand that it may come back and have been offered another ablation if needed.
I haven't looked back, it was the best decision I made to go ahead with the cryoablation and would have another without hesitation. I am off to Australia and New Zealand in March to visit my daughter which I wouldn't have done 2 years ago and even cancelled a trip.
For me life has started again and I am making the most of the AF and medication free time.
Have a good day