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Hi all! I am new to this group.
I had catheter ablation for SVT Dec 16 (I'm in New York City). My EP Cardio seemed confident that the procedure went well. From everything I have read and spoken about with my doc/nurses, I am aware that the recovery time can be upwards of 3 (+) months. That being said, the last three days I have had very regular, though not strong, palipations and a few PVCs. They are not debilitating like they were prior to ablation, but they are annoying and exhausting. I am 33, a mother of three, and we are very healthy and active, so this has put a damper on our overall lifestyle the last year as we saught diagnosis, etc.
Are the regular palpitations (and PVCs) to be expected in recovery even if the procedure was a success? I was on Metoprolol for a couple of months before the ablation, but was told to stop it post-procedure, so I am no longer on beta blockers (they didn't really help me anyway). What are some ways some of you coped with continued symptoms during recovery period? Is it in the "normal" spectrum to expereience this many palpitations even two weeks out, or more? I will see my doc for follow-up early February, and while I am not worried, I guess I would just like some comfort in knowing that this is "normal" and to be expected! Thank you all so much!
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