Heart Rhythm Community
Atrial flutter after ablation for atrial fibrillation
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to heart rhythm issues, arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, implanted defibrillators, pacemakers, and tachycardia.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Atrial flutter after ablation for atrial fibrillation

I developed and atrial flutter a few days after an ablation for atrial fibrillation. I was told this was a common side effect. The EP (one of the top EP md's in the country) told me I needed a cardioversion to bring my heart back into rhythm. The cardioversion succeeded, however I continue to have frequent PAC's and over the past two months after the ablation, i've had three episodes of rapid heartbeat (131pbm). They last about one hour, are accompanied by high blood pressure. As soon as they come on I take a small sedative (1mg. Ativan) and 30 mg. of Cardizem. This rprotocol seems to work well. I wonder if these post ablation events are a normal part of the recovery? Thanks
Related Discussions
612551_tn?1247839157
I can't speak from any personal experience, but I can say it sounds pretty normal form what I have read.  That said, keep in contact with your doctor to be sure you are making acceptable progress to a full recovery from AFib and absent any atrial rhythm flutter.  I assume the flutter is causing the high HR.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1423357_tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Bromley
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Jenn1302
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Protein-Packed Smoothie Recipes
22 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Closing in on a cure for Crohn'...
23 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
EWG's 2015 Shopper's Guid...
Feb 26 by gymdandee
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1423357_tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Bromley
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Jenn1302