I finally had my ablation last week and was amazed how easy it all was. Just 2.5 hours under a general anaesthetic and apparently I went into AF as the EP entered the heart and stopped as he ablated the last area. So far no AF just an elevated heart rate which is probably because I am off the beta blockers. Just one thing bothering me - when I drink or eat I get a feeling around the bra strap area as if there is an obstruction and it is uncomfortable to get past it and I am getting more wind coming up than usual. It is not mega sore and if it weren't for reading about the dire consequences of a fistulla in the oesophagus I would ignore it. The booklet I got from the EP suggests this should settle within 7 days and it is only 5 so far but doesn't seem to be improving. Is this a normal side effect and how long does it take to settle down?