success of ablation??

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how many out there have had ablation, repeated ablation, and how many has been successful, and for how long?

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    Someone else must have the same name "afiblady". I just saw this and did not post it.

    Afiblady in KY.

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    Just had my 2nd Ablation 5 days ago! The 1st one was 2014 so was good for nearly 2 years...no palps in that time so was shocked to get that old feeling back. In Ambo and off to hospital again for 4 days monitor and tests then 2nd Ablation. Had flutter for 4 years before 1st one ( Doc said menopause) but got real bad so had the Ablation. This time round more anxious about it all as thought I was fixed. Early days and just joined this group to get other stories but taking each day as it comes. Female, 59 and no illness till this.
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      I'm 69 and my afib hit after a long reapiratory infection. Do t know if it is related. No heart disease, no risk factors except 75 lbs overweight, female and 69. You learn a lot in 5 months and I am praying for us all, we get our lives back, and our doctors are the best in their field.

      They put me on a two week monitor when they changed my meds last week. Hopefully I will get off the anti arrythmia med. I think eliquis will be my friend forever.

      Here is hoping your second ablation was a success.

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      I had just gotten over a nasty head cold when my flutter started again so like you I wonder if this can have an impact on our hearts. I did not want to have the first ablation 2 years ago and not ashamed to admit I cried like a baby before being wheeled in...nurse was wonderful and held my hand. After 4 years of flutters and constantly worried when it would hit, to be honest was a relief. Was so annoyed when after 2 years back to the beginning again and another Ablation but I must just accept it and move on. Like most people on here now on beta blockers and blood thinners. I will be 60 in 3 weeks and have great support round me so feel grateful for that. I have a twin who is not affected and she feels that is because she has different hormone levels to mine. I do feel mine was first started by Menopause which my Doctor maintains as well. Then just got worse over time. My very first episode was pretty bad then a year for the 2nd to appear. My cardio says you can have this problem from birth so who knows all very bewildering. I do know I can't stop it if it starts and I can not bring it on. It is not caused by stress as I have had flutter sitting in a chair reading a book. Then had stress and nothing...it is the weirdest thing. Just wish they knew more about it and what starts it. My sister says don't overthink it but I do. Anyway I will push through, my daughter gets married in October so that is my big goal to be healthy for that and beyond. Take Care. Myra

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      U r right. All the papers and such say stress doesn't cause afib. Every episode I felt, I was sitting watching tv. I have not had any bad episodes after that first month.

      I now am 1 month post ablation and all I have felt are skips and flutters. Found out today my potassium is out of whack due to water pill which I do t think I need. I have no underlying medical problems. I am awaiting the doctor visit as I type this. Truly keeping occupied and trying not to pay attention to your heart beat is crucial. U will know if it gets too high. Of course, see doctor or go to ER.

      It is such a nuisance, but after 6 months I feel like the person I talked to first about this(my girlfriend who has had afib 20 years). Her words are "its like having a hangnail, irritating, but it won't kill us." We just need to keep on top of it and prevent a stroke and leave the rest to God.

      I went in for my ablation much calmer than the weeks prior. I thought, I hope it works, I want it to work, I don't want to die--then I thought. It will be ok either way. Good luck to you. We can all beat it. There are much worse things than afib. Chin up.

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