Has anyone else had an ablation for atrial fibrillation?
OK, so I have not had this, but my dad did, and he has been great ever since! He went in for his surgery, in about 5 hours they were finished, after recovery he went to his room, and was HUNGRY believe it or not. He was sore now, but nothing too bad. He went home the next day and was slow movin for a few days but within a week he was back to work….He has not had any more “spells” as we call them either since the surgey.
I can only imagine how scared you are, but I am sure it will be all worth it!!
This procedure is usually performed by a subspecialty of cardiologists known as cardiac electrophysiologists.
The maze procedure is a collection of cardiac surgery procedures intended to cure atrial fibrillation (AF), a common disturbance of heart rhythm. Recently, various methods of minimally invasive maze procedures have been developed; these procedures are collectively named minimaze – “mini” versions of the original maze surgery.
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I had heart ablation 1 year ago, and I have not been the same. I wanted to get off the medication I was taking to slow my heart rate down. So I decided to have the heart ablation. It was only suppose to take 3 days for recovery. It took me two weeks to get strong again. Right after the surgery my heart speed up to 165 beat per minute. It scared me to death. I was release from the hospital that night. I went to the doctors office the following day. I told him I just didnt feel the same. He said it will take a little bit of time but I will feel better. I know I bugged him and his staff because I called or went in several other times after that. I cant lie down on my left side now without my heart pounding, and prior to the surgery I didn’t have that problem. I know take 200 mg of toprol for my fast heart rate and have panic attacks because I am so scared my heart rate will speed up. I also cant drink caffine or alcohol now. I do know a couple people who have had the surgery and it was successfull. However, I also know a few people who have had it and it didnt work. I dont mean to scare you I just wish someone would have told me these things before I had mine. I knew the the pro’s and con’s but I should have talke to more people prior to the surgery. Good luck and God Bless you.