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Ectopics for hours!!

Hi there and thanks to all who replied to my last posts - I do find a lot of help here.

Just another question and hopefully to draw on others experiences. I’m just over 3 months post ablation (26/09) and all had been going pretty well. Just in the last week i’ve been getting runs of what I presume are ectopics? Basically its normal heart rate around 75bpm then a short pause then normal again. This can can just be one or so an hour to now for example it’s been on and off for about 4 hours since I started work this morning - anyone else had similar experiences post ablation? I’m now off of the flec and only taking bisoprolol and Apixaban for now

Matt

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Ectopics post ablation are very common and fundamentally harmless. Have you tried the slow deep breathing exercise. Search top right for details.

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Hi Bod and thanks for the reply. I’ll look up the breathing exercises. Funnily enough they stopped after about 4 and half hours or so pretty much just as i posted!!

Do you know if these ever go away?

Thanks again Bob

Matt

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Not for me although I have had long periods without them. I seem to get almost an annual patch of a month or so but have never been able to tie down any reason.

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It’s very odd - nothing seems to trigger them or to settle them although I will try he breathing techniques suggested - thanks again Bob

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Hi Matt the same thing happens to me ,I now have pacemaker and have had ablation although I am in permanent F,A ,which can be very exhausting ,I am on bisoprolol ,which. Can cause breathlessness but however I do feel ok and try to stay positive ,do take care. Poppy Storey

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