I had my cryoablation a week ago and within four hours of going home my heart started racing again. I contacted the specialist nurse first thing on Monday (as it had been Friday when I went home) and after having an ECG was diagnosed with atrial tachycardia. Was back in hospital for a cardioversion on Wednesday and guess what - that didn't work either. But had to stay in overnight.
I was put on amiodorone to see if that would put my heart back into sinus rhythm which it did. I was subsequently discharged yesterday and guess what - this afternoon my heart started racing again and hasn't stopped.
The consultant wants me to stay on the amiodorone until the end of the month to see if the heart reverts to normal rhythm and if it doesn't then they are suggesting another ablation. To do one before then would be too soon after the first one.
Has anyone else had such a traumatic time of it and if you have - what was the solution?
I was so sure the ablation would work but now I am feeling far worse than I ever did with AF and more scared and depressed.
Really thought I would be reporting back to everyone here with a great success story. But I have to say that throughout all this trauma the staff at the hospital could not have been more caring or understanding. In fact the consultant said that it was extremely unusual for atrial tachycardia to happen after an ablation.
Perhaps someone on this forum has some positive news to share if they have experienced this - I really do hope so......