Hi! I'm new to this site. Looking for some advice/ info.
I've had a history of AF for about 7 years, only cropping up every few months, usually related to gastritis, and always controlled with Flecainide as a pill in the pocket. The last few months however the episodes had become more and more frequent and hard to stop and I ended up in A&E after it going on for 36hrs. It was then found out I was actually in Atrial flutter and Flecainide doesn't work well for that. So after being given IV Beta blockers and I was back in Sinus I went home. Two days later similar happened and back in A&E I was showing both flutter and Fib. I was listed for an ablation. My cardiologist thought it better to tackle the flutter first and then see if the Fib went back to the old way of every few months, which I could cope with.
So I had the flutter ablation 2 weeks ago. A lot of work apparently as more complicated than expected but at the end appeared successful. Apart from initial 'chest pain' from indigestion the first couple of days I was doing well. Then out of the blue 8 days post procedure I had an AF attack ( could tell from the HR (169) it was AF so took Flecainide and it went quite quickly. Since then I have had AF every other day- relieved with Flecainide, until today when the Flecainide worked for a few minutes and my heart went into flutter again. I took beta blockers given prior to my ablation and it controlled it in 3 hours. So I guess my question is, is it normal to get your flutter symptoms back after being without for 2 weeks after ablation and is it likely my Fib will subside when my heart calms down after the ablation? Thanks.