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Six Months Post Ablation

lars369
lars369

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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BobD
BobDVolunteer

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.

good to hear you are nearly recovered- well done!

checkmypulse
checkmypulse
in reply to rosyG

excellent!

Good to hear Lars.

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

vkeeny222
vkeeny222
in reply to lallym

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!

lallym
lallym
in reply to vkeeny222

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.

vkeeny222
vkeeny222
in reply to lallym

Thank you!

Good news!

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

lars369
lars369
in reply to Spoiler

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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