Hi I had an ablation about a year and a half ago for having a tachycardia. Ever since having tachycardia i am deathly afraid to drink any alcohol, I am afraid that the tachycardia will come back. I am going out with some friends and would like to have some drinks. I had an ablation and the doctor said that it could not come back. has anyone ever had any problems with alcohol after an ablation.
I would think it should be Ok if you are cured. Did you have SVT and did your episodes mainly come on with alcohol? I have SVT about once a month and about half the time they came on after a couple glasses of wine. It seems to be getting worse though after one glass my heart feels weird.
I am having an ablation Monday and I am looking forward to having wine without worry. I would say go and have fun have a couple drinks, if you have an episode the ablation obviously did not work and you need to contact your doc. Have fun and have a drink for me...LOL
I have shared those same feelings since my ablation, only with caffeine, not alcohol. I have loosened a little and do drink tea, diet sodas, and defaf coffee. I avoid regular coffee by choice. I have had no medical advice to suggest that I can't. But for quite a while it did make me a little nervous.
Now with alcohol, that is a slightly separate issue. Alcohol carries with it its own set of health risks, one of them is the potential for heart arrhythmias. I would think if you stay within the heart healthy guidelines of not more than one drink per day for a female or two for a male, you will not have problems. More than that comes the potential to trigger any of the other alcohol related health issues.
I think that having had an ablation, the fear of the return of the condition is the worst problem. I have always had a daily glass of wine, but am now reconsidering. See my other post, I took an antihistamine and had three hours AFib - very disappointing, but then triggers for some are not the same as for others. Basically, if you are cured by ablation, then none of these things should make a difference - but the fear of reoccurence hangs over you constantly and it is hard to shake it off.
The first thing you should be is contact your electrophysiologist and tell him what's going on. The next thing is you should realize that you're going to experience a lot of jumpiness in the coming months as your heart builds up a scar tissue barrier across the conductive path. Let your cardiologist or elctrophysiologist make the call on what you should do next.
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