Diagnosed with PAF a year ago, prescribed various meds including amiodarone, no effect except potential for unpleasant side effects, so stopped in January. Prescribed Xarelto anti coagulant which caused severe anaemia from internal bleeding, blood and iron transfusions followed, I am now taking Eliquis and recommended for an ablation.
For 8 months my heart has been very settled with just very very occasional small episodes of chaotic rhythm. I then got the call for ablation and wondered whether to cancel as I had been feeling so good, and my concern was whether the procedure might kick it all off again. However I decided to go for it, and it was done 3 days ago - CryoAblation. The first 2 days, my heart felt fine, just a couple of thumps the first night...then the third evening my heart started bouncing around as it used to and 24 hours later it has been pretty much consistently in chaotic rhythm.
I know it’s early days, but just really scared in case my initial fears of stirring up my previous relatively stable rhythm are being realised. I had almost forgotten how unpleasant it feels when it kicks off 😟