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Worried about resting heart rate

I had my 2nd ablation 8 weeks ago and have been ok until 2 weeks ago where I have had 4-5 episodes. PIP worked until this last time, I couldn't tell if it was flutter with eptopic or a-fib. Had an ekg yesterday and everything was good but we decided to put me on a heart monitor for 2 weeks as my resting HR is now 90-100 which it was not before. Has anyone had this happen ? Could this be my new normal rate? I am worried that something else is going on now.

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Relax. Raised heart rate post ablation is common. Mine was up around the 90s for about nine months but came down on it's own eventually. Just one more thing nobody ever tells you. I do wonder if doctors know sometimes.

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They will when your paper is published!!!

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If it is high but NSR then it may be Atrial Tachycardia which is what my last AF ablation converted my heart into circa 85-90bpm fast NSR.

Subsequently they proved that this was the case.

They then performed an Atrial Tachycardia ablation in August.

I have been in NSR circa 55bpm since.

Maybe worth checking.

Pete

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Would that show up on the ekg ? How were you diagnosed ? I have my heart monitor for two weeks now

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After the ablation I first had intermittent Tachycardia about once every couple of weeks.

It was diagnosed on an ECG (EKG) but confirmed by me undergoing an Adenosine Challenge where the momentarily stop your heart whilst wired up to an ECG machine.

I had to then wait for a slot in the system for the Tachycardia ablation.

My EP said it was good news.

So far so good.

By the way I previously have had 6 AF ablations.

Pete

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Geepers ,I didn't know you could get 6 Ablations. I had 1cardioversion which lasted 9 months then I had ablation and put on Flecanide nd bisoprolol(I hated the side effects of Flecanide) this was in May 2016 I felt afib was still there though Holter24hrs didn't pick it up so I persisted and was given 30day monitor which did pick afib up.this was Nov. So I was admitted for Sotalol loading, I was v apprenensive of the risks and side effects but Sotalol suits me better than Flecanide. I feel I still get afib but 5day monitor did not pick up. My bp monitor has picked up some afib now and then so Im thinking of 2nd ablation which cardiologist says would be difficult as Im not in afib plus bad experience 1st time. I m not sure what is best to do though I don't want to be om Sotalol longterm also the EP said it was a1st for him as he had not worked on such a small heart before!! I had inflamation of heart and lung (which EP failed to diagnose)I was put on 80mg nexium per day. 10 days later still no better and had appointment with gastroenterologist who said it was not acid reflux he did endoscopy and confirmed the inflamation I was furious. I went back to cardiologist (didnt tell him what gastro consult said) he straight away said I know what is wrong you have inflamation of heart and lung put me on strong anti inflam tabs and 10 days ltr I was fine the hospital I attend has just the one EP Im not sure where to go next. I had gallbladder op last week I m doing great tg. They (diff hospital) sent in cardiologist as I had lots of palpitations 1st night he suggested I get the Alivecor monitor. The idea of 6ablations scares the hell out of me.

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7 including the last one for Tachycard - Walk in the park(only joking).

You seem to have many more complications than me and for that reason no comparisons can or should be drawn.

The longer I live the more complex I realise it is for these skilled doctors to diagnose and treat us.

I hope you get a satisfactory conclusion.

Pete

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Yup. Situation Normal. I complained to my EP about the same and trouble exercising as I was already in 3rd gear all the time!! 9 months and I am back to normal resting pulse. Takes time.

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Thanks for the reply's hopefully it will settle down. I am a pastry chef and this time of year is super busy .I run all day but felt pretty good today even though my rate is pretty high. Tough to sleep sometimes. I will let you know what my results will be in a few weeks

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My rate was in the 80s for nearly a year after ablation. However gradually reduced and now in 60s.

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I had my second ablation on March 29/17. The day after I came home went back to ER. Bpm 125. Aflutter. In the hospital with Diltiazem and amioderone drip. Went home on Amiorderone and in afib. About 4 weeks later afib went away. Then started with heart racing at times to 106 and blood pressure increasing. At one tome Bp was 176/110. Then went through bpm 55 to 106 off and on continuously. Sleeping was and can be terrible. When I lie down can get worse. Seems to be subsiding maybe a couple times a week. Sometimes when trying to sleep lots of skipped beats and double beats or what ever and stomach feeling sick and a little hard to breath. I am over. Weight. Have sleep apnea and sleep with a machine. My dr says this won’t kill me. I get Anxious which goes along with the territory. My dr says to come back in 6 months. I am going to try to lose 50 + pounds and then maybe another ablation. I am still on 100 mg of amiorderone, pradaxa and toprol along with amiorderone for BP. This is very scary. I am 65. I started having tachycardia when I was in my twenties. Something going on with my heart for years. First episode of afib in 09. You would think I would be used to it. I did not have these issues after my first ablation. Just some periodic afib. No pvc pacs no racing heart or whatever’s. I just want to not be afraid it’s going to happen all the time checking my Bp and bpm. Sorry so long. Sandy

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