AF Association

One Year since my ablation

I've managed to reach my one year anniversary without any irregular heartbeats (that i'm aware of). I'm so glad I decided to have the ablation op, and while it wasn't a pleasant experience I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. The road to recovery wasn't smooth and i suffered with anxiety and fast heart rates initially but this settled down over time and I am over the moon with the results and my current situation.

I'm back playing squash twice a week (as opposed to 4-5 times before) and out walking daily and I'm happy with this level of exercise! I've chosen a slightly healthier lifestyle as a result of this condition (not that it was bad before) but I'm confident this has helped as well.

Still on Bisoprolol 2.5mg but follow up July so hopefully a reduction again.

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Good news and I hope like me you end on no meds other than anticoags. A year seems a long time to be on meds post ablation but we are all different.


I've just come off the anticoagulant (Dabigatran) after advice from my doc. I've been on my meds for a long time and I'm guessing they want to ease me off them slowly as I was in permanent afib for 9+ months.


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