Aa
A
A
Close
Blank
290624 tn?1202332475
Exercise after ablation
Hey all, I just had an ablation for a-fib one week ago.  They isolated my pulmonary veins.  My doctor said I could start exercising again, just to start out slowly.  I was planning on doing some walking on the treadmill tonight, but I've been feeling some weird beats.  Did any of you feel funny the first time exercising after an ablation?  Did you feel ok afterward?  I need encouragement!!  (I think I just felt soe PAC's or something, so now I'm freaked out about getting my heart rate up.)
Cancel
4 Answers
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
407924 tn?1202595918
I had some rhythm hiccups after my PVI ablation. I'd be more worried about irritating the surgical sites in your groin. It was a good month before I was back in the gym.
Comment
Cancel
407924 tn?1202595918
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
  weird beats are to be expected  for up to 8 months after the procedure.Having been in A-fib  since I was 28 now i'm 46 I've had 2 ablations and 7 cardio-versions.I am in NSR now but who knows how long it will last.THe most important thing to remember is A-fib will not kill you.I popped out of NSR 2 weeks ago and  went right back in with the 7th conversion > I have not gotten on my exercise bike again but I do walk 5 miles a day.It's really does play with my mind but the bottom line is the worst thing that can happen is going back into A-fib
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
290624 tn?1202332475
Thanks for the reassurance.  I guess the reason I'm freaked out is that if I go into a-fib, I'm not sure what to do.  I don't want to take the disopyramide anymore or the digoin because of the side effects, and my doctor gave me propranolol if I go into a rapid rhythm, but I've never taken it before and I'm afraid it will lower my blood pressure too much (I'm normally about 100/65-70).  I guess I'll just have to put up with it if I do go into a-fib.  Thanks again!
Comment
Cancel
290624 tn?1202332475
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I was told to expect some racing and weird beats post-ablation and to take it easy on the exercise for one week but that's because of the incision site.  I did light exercise two days after the ablation and was running a week later.  Your heart has been irritated and needs time to heal so a few irregularities is pretty normal.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
290624 tn?1202332475
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1807132 tn?1318747197
Blank
MichelleP_3811
Chicago, IL
612551 tn?1450025775
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
995271 tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
1423357 tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
12492606 tn?1459877633
Blank
researcher09
CA
Avatar f tn
Blank
CFS56
Recent Activity
370181 tn?1428180348
Blank
RubyWitch I am no longer accepting HI... Comment
12 hrs ago
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr commented on Bubulous's status
May 03
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1807132 tn?1318747197
Blank
MichelleP_3811
Chicago, IL
612551 tn?1450025775
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
995271 tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
1423357 tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
12492606 tn?1459877633
Blank
researcher09
CA
Avatar f tn
Blank
CFS56