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What Are The Risks Of Cardiac Ablation? For Those Who Have Had The Procedure, What Are Their Experiences After An Ablation?

What Are The Risks Of Cardiac Ablation? For Those Who Have Had The Procedure, What Are Their Experiences After An Ablation?

I am scheduled for an @ablation soon. I've had no arrhythmia since taking medications (@xarelto and sotalol). I was hospitalized twice last fall, one with cardiac inversion. I've had two cardiac inversions. One over 20 years ago and the one last fall. I've experienced palpitations for many years but the heart has always corrected itself except for the three times I was in hospital through emergency. In the last 3 years I have been plagued with an continuous low frequency drone caused by… read more

almost 6 years ago (edited)
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Thank you for responding. I did have the ablation. Recovery is coming along; but slower than I expected. I've experienced my heart skipping beats for several hours on a couple of occasions. Is that something you experienced after either of your procedures?

over 5 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I had atrial flutter in 5/2011 and they did an ablation and installed a defib pacemaker (ICD) Worked great until came time to replace generator in it. It zapped me, didn't hurt , just made my whole body jump in place while standing next to hubby. Thank God we both had EMS training. I scared him half to death. LOL He has 30yrs in EMS, me, only 8 on the streets of a bad city. Anyway, just got new ICD, and now have atrial fib. Go figure, but cardio says I don't need ablation and put me on warfarin and stronger diuretics and anti arrhythmia med. Doing great now.

over 5 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Yes I still get palpitations but it stopped my heart from racing away touch wood that don't happen to me again .

over 5 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Thanks for responding. Glad to know you are doing very well now. I had the ablation a bit before Christmas. Have had two episodes of skipped heartbeats which lasted for 8 hours or so but other than that, I'm am recovering fine. I'm on a beta blocker and a blood thinner. Taking it easy. Blessings to you.

over 5 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I've had two ablations (the last procedure lasted 9 hrs... lot of electricity I guess) I also have a pacemaker and 4 stents. I still have Afib and Aflutter but not as bad. Take it easy!!!

4 months ago

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