I am weeks post pulmonary cryoablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation... the procedure was traumatising.. I am not being a baby here.. had other procedures unrelated and just got on with it.
I was not sedated enough or given sufficient pain relief.. I found it very painful and frightening.
Had procedure at 9.00am and home by 7.00pm.
The following day I was back in with heart rate ranging from 54bpm to 180bpm in seconds.. in hospital for a couple of nights and put on Verapermil.
I have not settled since and feel dreadful.. heart rate more stable but still having afib epsidoes daily with ectopic beats. When I have a gap in heartbeat it takes my breath away.. I feel breathless but sp02 seems ok. I have also coughed up frothy sputum (no blood) this morning a few times. But seems to have settled.
To complicate further I have asthma so cant tell if asthma or heart related.
I feel ill now all the time and shaky whereas prior to surgery i felt well apart from when i had afib episodes.
I feely extremely low and anxious which I know doesnt help
Going to see EP in 4 days time. I am concerned I am missing something as I ignored my Afib for 2 years thinking it was just stress.
I am 54 year old female... and told I am quite young for this..
Any support greatly appreciated.