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Six Months Post Ablation

Just an update for you. It’s been approximately six months since my April 2017 Ablation and it was, thus far, a success!

It took me a long time to recover from the Ablation procedure and I’m still weak. I don’t exercise as much as I should. At times, I get fast, heavy heartbeats and a bit of dizziness from simple walks up stairs, but no irregularities.

It seems to have taken a long time to recover from Ablation, but I’m mostly well. One thing that may have prolonged recovery time is doing too much right after procedure (travel!) I should have stayed home and recovered properly.

At any rate, things are good now. Just thought you’d like to know so you can compare my story to yours.

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Good news and yes I always say do nothing the first week and not a lot more the second. An easy restful recovery is better long term from my experience.

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good to hear you are nearly recovered- well done!

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excellent!

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Good to hear Lars.

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I too took about 5 months to recover and another 6 months approx before heart rate went back to normal(for me mid 60s) But I am free of AF for 4 years so hurrah. Here's hoping you have an equally successful outcome

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Hi lallym,

I read your post and it is giving me a bit of "hope" because I was searching to see of anyone else on here had an increase in their heart rate after ablation. I had my second ablation in January, about 10 weeks ago, and ever since I am waking to heart rates of 90-100. My "normal" resting HR is about 60 and for the most part it still is; however, whenever I stand mu heart rate jumps ( I had symptoms of POTS before the procedure but nothing like this). Did your heart rate increase after the ablation? I am happy to hear you are AF free!

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Yes, my heart rate after ablation went from mid 60s to 80s. Took almost a year to fall back to 60s. Now high 60s to low 70s.

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Thank you!

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Good news!

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What antiarrhytmic medications did you take? Are you still taking them? How long have you had afib and did you require electric cardioversions?

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Afib began in January 2017, but I’ve had palpitations for years and years. Maybe some of those were undiagnosed afib. This was my first, and I hope only, Ablation. I’m not on anything but Pradaxa blood thinner, but I have bisoprolol as a PIP. I never had a Cardioversion. Hope this helps.

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