What better place to come to for advice, off all you lovely a fibbers!
I have had two ablations, one last August and a repeat in a different area of the heart in March this year. I think this one has been successful, had a distressing few months when my mum was dying and the a.f . came back. A couple of questions, once we have had an Ablation and it seems successful, do we still have a.f.? Is it cured, do we still have the condition but it can restart at any time?
I have been taken off flecanide and am on xaerlto and bp and cholesterol meds. I get a feeling like my heart it going to start into a.f. rhythm, before it used to quiver and feel like a flip, but it doesn't quite get there, it is like it is attempting too. I get a racing heart at times or missed beats, sometimes it takes my breath, feels like it is a long gap and makes you lightheaded, all this is very very mild to what it was like and no hours and hours of it. I am due to go on my first holiday since Ablation in two weeks and it feels strange and probably a bit scary to not have any back up if I do go into a full a.f. episode for hours and do not have anything to take. Should I take my flecanide with me in case I have bad do whilst away, does anyone do that, take them just in case? Would you take them just once or for a couple of days? Need advice please and reassuring. Thanks. My consultant thinks I now have a heightened sense of my heart, what I am feeling is very real, although much milder than it was. Thanks. Fiona