Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Mild Chest pain following radiofrequency catheter ablation
Good Evening.  I had Radiofrequency catheter ablation to cure a bad PVC and Bradycardia issue.  I'm 4 days post op and noticing some mild pain in the chest, heart area.  B/P, and pulse are great!  I am just wondering how long this chest pain should last.  I had ablation caths enter through the groin, and mid chest by the xiphoid process to zap a spot on the exterior of the heart.  Thanks for any comments.  I had my procedure done at UCSD Medical Center in San Diego and they are great!
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
I had an ablation for a-fib and a-flutter in January 08. I had mild chest pain whenever I took a breath in for about a week. I think this is pretty normal.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1137980 tn?1281289046
Good Morning i read your post,,,,i agree w. twinbee it is very very normal after the procedure...you will be experiencing all sorts of things over the next 6 months that you probably thought you never would trust me.  You have to remember that they poked, prodded and penetrated the structural part of your heart and minimally the interior.  In a nutshell your heart is still swollen from the procedure, your electrical pathway is trying to find the new route instead of going back to the old bad way and mild pain is a part of this.  Its going to take time for your heart to return to its normal size in the area that they treated so relax a little and just remember what your doc said....no heavy lifting for at least a week or two and don't over do it physically or you may set off a couple of random episdoes of the PVC's.  Congrats on taking the leap in getting the ablation done...it was the best thing i ever did for myself and try to remember that right now you are just hyper sensative like we all were right after the procedure because you may be worried that the procedure was a fail and that also takes up to 6 months to determine thoroughly.  I know for myself the first month was a little spooky for me because i didn't want it to be a fail and kept looking for something to be wrong when nothing was.......good luck and have a great day!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551 tn?1450025775
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1807132 tn?1318747197
Blank
MichelleP_3811
Chicago, IL
995271 tn?1463927859
Blank
itdood
PA
Avatar f tn
Blank
CFS56
12492606 tn?1459877633
Blank
researcher09
CA
1423357 tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
Recent Activity
4760166 tn?1398360913
Blank
The_beat_goes_on commented on This is the song that...
Jun 26
707563 tn?1455827280
Blank
Emily_MHModerator Survey link - https://goo.g... Comment
Jun 26
4760166 tn?1398360913
Blank
This is the song that never ends
Jun 25 by The_beat_goes_on
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551 tn?1450025775
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1807132 tn?1318747197
Blank
MichelleP_3811
Chicago, IL
995271 tn?1463927859
Blank
itdood
PA
Avatar f tn
Blank
CFS56
12492606 tn?1459877633
Blank
researcher09
CA
1423357 tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA