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flutter abulation

I had a flutter abulation done 2 days ago. The doctor got the fluter however, during the procedure Iwent into AF and they did an inversion but my rythm did not go back to normal. I did have AF about a year ago but flecainide had stopped it or controled it up until the flutter abulation.
I remember asking the Dr. in post op if this was normal and he said no and to see him in 2 months.
Not what I expected from the flutter abulation.
Anyone have similar experience?
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When he saw the a-fib, why didn't he ablate it? I know it is more difficult to ablate a-fib, but that would have made sense to me. I had an ablation done for both a-fib and a-flutter in January 08. I've been in NSR ever since.
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Whats NSR  ?
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NSR is "Normal Sinus Rhythm".
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Last year I had heart failure which I thought I had asthma, 7 days ago I had  an AF Ablation,  What I would like to ask is , the impression that I have had from informatuion on the internet is that you should almost be back to normal within a couple a days of having AF Ablation, I find I am very weak and cannot walk hardly any distance and feel I have quite a long time to go.

The question I would like to ask is how long is it till you are able to walk any distance, for example around the shops etc. I find within minutes that I want to go home and feel too exhausted to walk..
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I am unsure of where you heard that you are back to normal within a couple of days but that is very incorrect.  It takes up to six months for max benefit of the procedure. Remember that your heart was poked prodded and penetrated and on top of that zapped.  I had my ablation for AF almost four years ago and for the first couple of months you will still feel the results of the ablation and even random episodes of a fib while your heart tries to find the correct electrical pathway to follow.  The docs don't even know for the first ninety days if the procedure was a success or not. Its normal to be tired, get random episodes of atrial fib and that feeling like you are going to go back into it and don't .  As each day comes the episodes and response to the ablation will change until the day comes that you no longer feel your heart which is obviously a good thing.  It physically took me about rwo weeks until i felt i got my strength back and this is super common.  Your heart is still swollen a week after the procedure and i really wouldn't be worried...in matters of the heart we all want it now and it just doesn;t work like that.  Be patient and don't be surprised when you feel a couple of funny things with your heart..its normal and your heart has to re teach itself to flow in the correct electrical pattern instead of going back to the bad way it was going when it was misfiring.  Its perfectly normal what you feel and wayyy too soon to think that you can take on the world...congrats on taking the leap with the ablation...i got my life back after the procedure and am now paying it forward to everyone that was there for me on this site before and after mine.......patience.......
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Thank you so much for answering my question I feel very much more reassured since reading your post. I must admit  I was very frightened because of the weakness and exhaustion that I feel.  I shall let you know in a week or so how I progress.

Thank you so much Cindy
1137980 tn?1281285446
I'll definately be watching for your  post.....you can message me if you are scared or have any questions if you want....and thanks also for paying it forward too....
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