Cardiac Ablation

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Hello,

Can anyone tell me the recovery period after an ablation for SVT. I' m having it done the Friday before Thanksgiving and have company coming in town. I know everyone is different but was wondering what the "norm" is. I guess I'm wondering if it leave you feeling tired for a while.

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    Yes, everyone is different. I would say a week. You have to be careful with the stairs, and not lifting 10 or more pounds I think you should be okay.

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    Yes, you will be tired. This is a time for you to rest and let others look after you.

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    Yes, you will be tired. This is a time for you to rest and let others look after you.

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    You should be fine within 5 days.

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    I've been up and doing my usual stuff by day 2, maybe a little more gingerly than usual. Really it's just a restriction on exercise and lifting more than 10 lbs for a week. At the end of the week I've resumed my workouts without issue.

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    It seems to be so different for everyone. I was so sore that I could barely move for 4 days and felt exhausted for 2-3 weeks. I'm a month out now and finally feel like I can do light exercise. My case is extreme though, my EP had to do many ablations and I'll likely need at least one more surgery. One thing that really helped me was to have a bunch of food prepped ahead of time so I didn't have to cook at all.

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      Thank you for your reply.. I am going to prep some dinners so that I'm not stressing. My husband is great at this kind of stuff, but my in-laws come in on day 3.. I'm prepping for worst case , ( I'm still exhausted) but hoping for the best. I planned it at this time because I have that week off without students. Or I would have planned around their visit.. lol

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