I had an ablation on feb 16 and I did not experience anything like you have. My heart rate went up about 20 points and it lasted about 2 weeks. My blood pressure went up sky high for about 2 weeks. And I felt an irritation in the chest. I had 23 burns and I would say my heart healed within 3 weeks.
If all your tests post ablation came out ok I would think your heart needs more time to heal from the burns.
Was your ablation successful?
Thank you for the response mariop. So far the ablation has been successful which I am extremely thankful for! Was your ablation successful? Did your doctor give you an explanation as to why your heart rate and blood pressure became elevated? I bet that was frightening to go through. I'm sure you are right about my heart just needing more time to heal. I just assumed that 4 weeks post-op would have been plenty of time.
My experience was similar to mario's. I had 2 ablations and each time my heart rate increased for a short time after the procedure. I did not experience any chest pain or discomfort other than my leg was a bit sore. Interestingly, after the second procedure, my BP rose enough to warrant a small dose of medication. Up until then, my BP was on the low side...95-110/55-65.
Hope you are feeling better. I'm happy to hear your test results are good!!
I had the exact same experience with ablation and had it done 2 years ago, I had just turned 30. The dr. acted like I was some kind of freak but I had pain that I was taking tylenol for and my left arm was tingly (not good, right?) . On top of that I was svt free for only a short time. I had the ablation in November and in March I was starting to have tachycardia worse. More frequent and longer attacks and all he wanted to do was go in. I was like"no way, I'm worse than before" I think I'll take my chances and live with the svt. It is getting difficult because I have it so freaking much. I take 25 mg atenolol. I hope your arrhythmia is fixed, not like mine. I am scared to go anywhere else and so scared to even consider another ablation. I am sorry you had the pain post op.
I just got an ablation 5 days ago, for wpw syndrome. I just returned from an ER visit. I went in with a feeling of severe heartburn as well as tightening/heavy feeling. Also, I have a very severe headache- all post-procedure. I too am a very healthy 30 year old woman, a runner in fact, with very low BP, typically 90/50-60. Mine has shot up to 125/70. Maybe that is what is causing the headache....? Was told that these were not symptoms of ablation recovery- hard to believe when I did not have them going in, but have them now.....How are you doing now? Thanks
My post-ablation nurse told me chest discomfort was due to heart being swollen enough to
"rub" against the pericardium (sp?). Mine went away within a day. Perhaps your situation is
different. From the comments on this thread I would strongly advise that THIS PROCEDURE
SHOULD NOT BE DONE BY YOUR LOCAL ELECTRO-PHYSIOLOGIST!
I obsessed on research and finally went to the Cleveland Clinic. I am now 2+ weeks out from the
procedure and, lord knows, I could still run in to rhythm problems (as they have warned me as they
do every patient), but so far things are smooth.
Think about it. This is a very tricky deal and you want someone who does it all day every day