Hi everyone, this is my first post. I had a catheter ablation on Monday this week following just 48 hours of AF. I had never had it before. Because it is hereditary they decided to skip most of the treatments and go straight for ablation. Afterwards I felt fine and my heart rate dropped from 140 to 65 which I was super impressed with. Throughout the week I started to get sever chest pains which by Thursday night culminated to difficulty in breathing.
I was back in A+E and have now been diagnosed with Chronic Pericarditis
I have about 5 different medications to take and the doctor said no physical activity for 3-6 months. The pain is across my chest but the most painful part is in my shoulders.
I am only 36 and generally fit as a fiddle but unfortunately I couldn’t dodge the genetics.
Has anyone here had Pericarditis and how was the recovery?