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Post Ablation for Paroxysmal AFIB /A Flutter

Well it has been 4 days since my RF ablation for AFIB. The procedure went well. I was under sedation not general anesthesia.

I woke up once during the procedure with a burning pain in my chest and EP told nurse to increase dosage of sedation. Next thing I knew was nurse waking me up to say it was over.

I am having some irregular heart beats in the past 4 days I have had 2 episodes lasting several hours.

I feel okay and hope these episodes calm down. I was hoping for NSR full time as my episodes before ablation were 1-3 weeks apart lasting 3-12 hours.

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Well done! It will take up to 6 months for your heart to recover so you will need to be patient to give it the very best chance. You know Bob's mantra "Rest, rest, rest."

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This sounds good. The odd bit of irregularity will probably settle.

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Well done, all sounds normal. Be patient. Three to six months at least before you get the full benefit so don'tt you dare worry about failure. ,

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Yes be patient - I am five months post ablation 2 and it has been very variable seems to settle then flair up then settle. Good Luck

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Fingers crossed for u !

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