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POST-ABLATION CONDITION

I HAD AF ABLATION NINE DAYS AGO.  I AM ON TIKOSYN 250MCG, TWICE DAILY AND METOPROLOL TARTR 12.5 MG TWICE/DAY (THIS PRESCRIBED ONLY WHEN I EXPERIENCED A BEAT OF 160 AFTER RETURNING HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL) .  I AM 78 AND IN GOOD SHAPE, EXCEPT FOR THE HEART ISSUE.  SINCE THE ABLATION I HAVE EXPERIENCED PERHAPS THREE SHORT EPISODES OF GOOD HEART RHYTHM.  MOST OF THE TIME THE HEART HAS BEEN ARRHYTHMIC, SAPPING ENERGY.   I WONDER IF THIS PROLONGED ARRHYMIA IS  NORMAL AFTER SUCH A PROCEDURE.
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People can have early recurrence of atrial fibrillation and still have a successful procedure long term.  The longer you stay in atrial fib, the less likely it is that the result will be a success.  Call your doctor and let them know you are back in atrial fib.  They may want to cardiovert you back to a normal rhythm.  Unfortunately time is the only way to judge how successful the procedure is.
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