Had an ablation done 11 days ago. Was feeling great and no Afib up until this morning. Been in constant Afib since - circa 8 hours so far (have a Kardia device to monitor it). Really demoralising.
I understand that Afib episodes are common after ablation, however most of the 'episodes' I have read about on various blogs etc seem to last only a short time as opposed to being constant for many hours?
Has anyone here had Afib for many hours following ablation that has subsequently gone / disappeared during the 3 month blanking / recovery period?
Since I was diagnosed some 8 months (by accident) I have had 2 cardioversions; the first failed, the second in tandem with Amiodarone worked and lasted a couple of months - shortly after going back into Afib I came off the Amiodarone as the side effects of the drug were more debilitating than the Afib.
Ablation seemed to be the next logical step but success rates for persistent Afib are only 40% or so for first ablation. Should I be worried?