Ablation Fatigue

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   Posted 5/13/2013 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I had 300 ablations at one time, and I have a pacemaker and on 81mg aspirin.
I feel good except for fatigue.
Anyone solve that problem,or should I be happy I feel good.

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   Posted 5/16/2013 12:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and Welcome to HealingWell,
Have you talked to your Cardio doctor about being fatigue.
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   Posted 5/16/2013 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
yes,it seems fatigue follows ablation.
OK,but how do I change that outcome?

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   Posted 5/25/2013 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I found fatigue after ablation answer for me.
Look up (EF) ejection fraction www.barnesjewish.org.
After damage from ablation or a heart attack the heart does not
eject enough blood(sometime) to sustain enough oxygen to keep
everything up to standard.Basically a weaker heart.
I have all the signs, swollen neck,feet and fatigue.
I have a pacer and hope to have my heart rate made faster,
hoping that will help.Will see cardiologist in a few days.

I hope this will help somebody

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   Posted 5/26/2013 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   

Has your Dr. ever done a 2D Echo to see what your EF really is?

Certain medications help reduce the heart's workload, increase blood flow, widen vessels or eliminate excess water from the body, all which may help treating low ejection fraction. Prescribed medications may include but are not limited to the info I have posted here for you:
Inotropes (such as digoxin):

Helps the heart to contract more vigorously and effectively, and helps to reduce symptoms.

Angiotensin II receptor blockers:

Similar to ACE inhibitors, these medications reduce the stress on the heart muscle and may benefit patients with diabetes and heart disease. The medication apparently protects the kidneys from the diabetes-related complications.


These medications may improve symptoms by slowing the heart's contraction rate and reducing its pumping action, thus lessening the heart's workload.
Please remember I am not a physician and these are just my own thoughts.


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   Posted 5/29/2013 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Kitt,
Yes,I have done nuclear stress test....EF was 49.This was before ablation and had
no trouble with fatigue.
I still think having ablation 30to60 damages the heart like a heart attack. I had
many more burns.
However,having ablation and fatigue is better than a-fib.
This is only my thinking.

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   Posted 6/9/2013 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
To all who have tried to help.....thanks.

I have an answer for my fatigue,it took along time to find
almost a year.
After reading so many ablation fatigue stories,I thought I
was destined for fatigue. NOT SO IN MY CASE.
I met with my a cardiologist ,we went over my ablation and
heart problems.I was told that my pacemaker was set at
60/120 after ablation.I have been set previously for 10 years
at 70/120.At that time we reset the pacer to 70/120.
The next day no feeling of short air,I played 3 sets of tennis
and could have played on......
I can only hope that you find a answer to your fatigue as I do
know how restrictive it can be.
I will stay in touch if there is anything that changes.
Again........thanks to all of you.
Gone to Maui.
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