Cryoablation : Hi all, I had the procedure... - AF Association

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Hi all, I had the procedure two days ago because I don't want to take medication for the rest of my life. I take rivaroxiban, amiodarone and bisoprolol I was in nsr and pulse was 50 - 60 bpm I felt really well before the op but now my pulse is fast and irregular. How long before things calm down? Also I have had bad diarrhoea for 12 hours. Could this be related?

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I'm sure they told you it takes three months for full healing. Your heart has been assaulted and will be upset for a while yet. Relax and keep resting. If you are really worried call your arrhythmia nurse for advice but I think you are quite normal. Raised heart rate post ablation is also quite normal and can take many months to return to pre ablation levels.

Hellie54 in reply to BobD

Thank you. That's reassuring

Trilby8 in reply to BobD

Bob - I had my Cryoablation 6 days ago - in last 3 days I've felt more tired and my heart has been more irritated if that doesn't sound silly - I don't feel generally as well as I did - my theory is that the inflammation from the cryo is now aggravating my heart and making me feel generally unwell - this being the 'natural' sequence of events and to be expected at this early stage.

I'm looking for your wisdom and reassurance please Bob - kind regards Cathy

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