Hi all. New to this group. A week ago, I had a catheter ablation because of a high number of ectopic beats, which were making me light headed and exacerbated my breathing during asthma attacks. They haven't yet settled down but I know that this can take some time.
Since the ablation, I've found that my heart rate sometimes rises to around 150, ever when just walking around slowly. At the other end of the scale, my resting heart rate can be as low as the upper 30s. It's usually around 55.
Before the procedure, when discussing options with my cardiologist, I mentioned that I had a heart rate monitor on my fitness tracker but that I wasn't sure how much faith to place on its readings. He told me that it is surprisingly accurate. These wider fluctuations have only occurred since the procedure last week.
Does anyone know whether changes like these can be as a result of the ablation and, if so, what can be done about it? I'm not due to see the consultant for almost 2 months.