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Mary_Jill

560d

Has anyone had an ablation on their heart dues to A fib? Scary? Long recovery? I was told I should have it done but it hasn’t been scheduled yet and I don’t know anything about them.

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    • Jeri60

      458d

      @Mary_Jill I am so sorry. Im still new to this app and just saw your question. I’m 62 will be 63 in April.

    • EricaLynn

      540d

      Mary_Jill , I have had 2 cardiac ablations for afib. The first one took 2 to 3 days to recover. The second one was totally uneventful. Ready to go home as soon as I woke up. I was 71 years old when I had the first ablation and 73 when I had the second. I felt so much better. I had a pacemaker when I was about 72. These procedures have made a tremendous difference in my life.

    • Karenique

      545d

      I’ve had an ablation a few years ago. It was an overnight stay and recuperation was a few days.

    • termite

      556d

      I had my done 6 months ago. About 3 or 4 days of taking it easy. After that I was doing good. I understand about being a little scared about it. This was my first one. I've been diagnosed with AFib for 8 years now. I'm 58 years old. You'll do good. Just listen to your Dr.

    • Jeri60

      560d

      I had a cardiac ablation about 6-weeks ago. I had absolutely no issues. I had some chest pressure the day after and 2 or 3 days later I had an increased heart rate a couple of times and then nothing since. I have to do a cardiac monitor about 6-months after the ablation but they felt like it was successful the day it was done. I was told it’s always better to do this earlier than later for a better success rate. Good luck!

      • Mary_Jill

        560d

        @Jeri60 thanks for the info. May I ask how old you are?

        • Jeri60

          458d

          @Mary_Jill I am so sorry. Im still new to this app and just saw your question. I’m 62 will be 63 in April.

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