In June,2006 I had PVI a-fib ablation. Discharged on Ibuprophen, Lipitor, Rhythmol (all since, discontinued). A fib is cured but I immediately developed chest pain/burning symptoms and frequent PVC's, which the Electrophysiologist assured were not cardiac, nor due to the ablation proceedure. He did not suggest any other cause. Finally, 2 month later and as symptoms worsened, GERD was diagnosed by GI doc (an upper Endo was done showing mild inflamation) and I have suffered daily from acid reflux for the past 8 months, despite the use of high doses of prescription Acid blockers and metropolol for PVC's. I did not hav GERD before the ablation.
Could the RF energy (or some other thing used during the procedure) have damaged my esophageal spincter muscle (or it's mechanism). Is there any study which has linked GERD with Ablations of this sort? What would be the best course to consult with someone else? (I have oinions from my GI, GP, Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, none have heard of a relationship.