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… read more
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.
Hello Freelander, I am recovering very nicely from the cardiac ablation I had last Thursday. I found your post very helpful and I thank you for responding.
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.
Yes I still get palpitations but it stopped my heart from racing away touch wood that don't happen to me again .
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?