Hossfly1961 writes, "
Hello, new member here. I had an ablation done January 2011. Really had no problems until December of 2011 . I am a landscaper and consider myself to be in pretty good shape.I worked in the hottest summer Oklahoma has ever had , fished , swam , no problems at all. My heart rate has always been between 60 in the morning and 80 bpm in the afternoon . Since first week of December, 2011 i have been experiencing arrythmias -or palp's but not constant. I will go 3 or 4 days , zinging along , no problems , then i will have arrythmias that last 2 or 3 minutes , stop for ten or fifteen minutes then kick back up . These would go an hour or two , then i would take a Cardiazem 30mg tablet and they would stop after an hour. It got to a point that a 30mg was not doing the trick in January of 2012 so i started to take 90 mg and they would quit. I got off Amiodorine , cause of the bad side effects for your liver and such. My doctor said i should have stopped taking the Amiodorine 3-4 months after the Ablation, but i had continued to take it until December before i got off of it. I am not quite sure of what is going on with me ? I have not been in A-FIB for 15 months , which is good, but i am unsure what the periodical heart palp's or arrythmias that occur here and there are all about ? Going to my Doc today to see if he can ''up '' the Cardiazem to 90-120 mg?
A Cardiologist told me before i had the procedure said''you got high blood pressure '' -i know that's what is causing the A-fib? He put me on either 120 or 160mg not sure ? but it was over 100mg's of Cardiazem then . It does tend to lower the blood pressure though it makes me weak - almost to the point i cannot function at work . If anyone has had this problem , please , let me know . I went to the Galichia heart institute in Wichita to have my ablation preformed by an Electro physiologist-- i know it is one of the best in the country. My heart was put through the ringer there -- Nuclear tests, stress tests, cat scans , Mri's ,ekg's -- you name it ,i had it . There is no clogged arteries, no enlarged heart , no heart disease , guess i just have a bad electrical problem??