From information I have read, some patients experience symptoms of congestive heart failure the first few days after the procedure. These symptoms may include shortness of breath, bloating or what may feel like the symptoms of a common cold. This is normal, but it is important that you call your DR. and seek his advise. These symptoms are frequently due to water retention and the inflammation caused by the ablation.
It is very common to experience anxiety after an ablation.........if you feel your heart rate is a huge concern perhaps talk to your Dr. re wearing the 24 hour Holter Monitor.
I think it is under-estimated just how psychologically damaged people with arrhythmias become. It takes time to come to terms with the fact that you have had a heart procedure and the continue irrg beats are alarming.
Stick with us and we will try to help you through your healing process. Remember I am not a physician so do talk with your EP for professional input.
and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.
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