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Does Afib Continue After Having An Ablation?

Does Afib Continue After Having An Ablation?

I have Afib and had an ablation in 2018. I had a heart attack also in 2017 and had a stent put in and a pacemaker. I am wondering what I should do for the continued episodes of Afib I still have. I called my heart doctor and he says there isn't much else that can be done. I am just curious if others have had this happen and have any advice for slowing these heart palpitations that happen at least once a day and can last for a couple of hours.

about 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Okay I’m 72 my heart attack non stemmi was may 2015 I developed AFIB after that it’s chronic during that time they did two stents then 2019 had a lot of pain in left shoulder checked out no heart attack another stent 99 percent closed needless to say a complete lifestyle change so first stents 2 stents age 67 third at 70 my first tents doing great had one year checkup and doing great I m not sure I can tell my number if I’m wrong I’m sorry just remove this weight loss 130 troponin level zero I found out what ejection is mine is 65 and that’s good my cardio says AFIB still there very stable A1C
5.6
My magnesium is low I’m on over the counter for it sorry some of spelling may be off I’m not bragging I’m so pleased that all the work really makes a difference I’m one year old in my recovery

about 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I've had a heart attack, 2015, and 2 ablations. With the second ablation the doc nipped the femoral artery and I almost bled to death. Got to it in time and repaired it but I needed 3 pints of blood. No more ablations. Got a pacemaker about 2 1/2 years ago. Still have afib almost constantly. Have heart failure. But everything seems to be under control. I take blood thinner daily, along with a bunch of other pills. One day at a time.

about 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Are you on a blood thinner? If you have AF often you could be on a medication that may control it. You must be able to talk to your doctor and have him answer you. You have Dyastolic dysfunction which is a stiffening of the Left Ventricle. I also have it we are at the age that these things happen. You should also ask your doctor about this. I am 78 . I watch my weight eat healthy and walk about 3 miles daily weather permitting I live in Florida so I walk about 5:30 am because it is cooler then. Be your own advocate say something!! Be well 😷😍

about 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

i also have afib daily with dr. not wanting to do anything more.i have stiff heart syndrome and had 2 cardioversions that l asted about 6 mos. i am 83 and afraid that doing anything that requires sedation could be too dangerous. how old are you?

about 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

As mentioned above, blood thinners are to be taken, to avoid a clot/stroke.

When I had my ablation, I was told that it's not 100%, and many need to have a 2nd.

I am on flecaininde and metoprolol, too; both used for heart rhythm.

Are you seeing an electrophysioligist?

Hugs to you,
Debb, in Oregon USA

about 1 year ago

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