Hi, I'm new to this site, but intrested in everyone's different experiences with AF.
I'm a 72 year old male and have been in persistent AF for about 15 years. I had an ASD repair about 18 years ago. I've been on all the usual medications including Riveroxaban, and in Jan this year chose to see Dr Mark Gallaher at st Georges privately. Because of the ASD repair he said that he would perform the ablation himself, but recommended going on the NHS list. The waiting list was 10 months and I had the ablation with cardio version at the beginning of Nov. I was in SR for two weeks then reverted to AF and became breathless again which is very depressing.
Do you think a long walk two weeks after ablation might have triggered the AF? Also, is it possible that my condition will improve during the 3 months blanking period? I am scheduled to see Dr Gallaher in the middle of Feb.
Also, we are scheduled to fly to Vietnam at the beginning of Jan, any advice from anyone?