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Ectopics after ablation

Profound15
Profound15

I’m looking for some advice about the potential outcome of an ablation apart from improving afib. Do ectopics generally cease or remain after an ablation does anyone know please?

I posted a question recently about taking pip the next day if nsr doesn’t happen within the first 24 hour period. My cardio advised that it would not be sensible to take flecainide (300 mg) the following day and if it continued head to hospital. Thought I’d provide an update

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BobD
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Ectopics often continue post ablation. They are not considered problematic as every person has them even those without AF. It is just we notice! It is only when they become frequent that problems may arise. There are of course the famous slow deep breathing exercises which work so well to stop them.

Profound15
Profound15 in reply to BobD

Thanks Bob.

Sorry Profound but I do not understand your second paragraph but BobD has covered ectopics

Profound15
Profound15 in reply to FlapJack

My second paragraph was about a question I posted. If you have afib and take the 300mg in 24hours and it doesn’t revert to nsr can you take another 300mg the next day. My cardio has advised that it would be unwise

FlapJack
FlapJack in reply to Profound15

Thanks Profound, I checked your post history for this forum and your post before this one was 15 days ago and referred to cardioversion.....

kitenski
kitenski in reply to Profound15

I'm taking 2 x 100 twice a day of flecainide under guidance from my cardiologist

Profound15
Profound15 in reply to kitenski

Thanks kitenski do you also take bisoprolol beta blocker please?

kitenski
kitenski in reply to Profound15

Profound15 no, just Flecainide and Rivaroxaban

Profound15
Profound15 in reply to kitenski

Thanks Kitenski. My cardio said that if I go on a maintenance dose then he would also want me to take a beta blocker at the same time. Shows you how things are different with different cardios

I still have palpitations following my ablation almost two years ago. They are annoying at times (usually when I am stressed) BUT, no AF for two years more than makes up for a few ectopics!!

Thanks Mike

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