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post ablation medication changes
Hi All, going to get my first ablation in 2 weeks. My question is after its completed any chance the doc will modify my medications?
currently on xarelto 20mg once a day and sotalol twice daily.
RuthAnn7004, August 27, 2019 9:04am EST
I had my ablation the end of January 2018 and I believe it was around July 2018 that he dropped the Flecainide rate control medicine. I am a 74 year old woman in good health but he is keeping me on the Eliquis. I am happy with this as I don’t want to risk a stroke. I was glad to be off the Flecainide, though. Best of luck to you with your upcoming ablation. Ruth Ann
BeverlyRae, August 27, 2019 12:22pm EST
My EP waited 3 months (“blanking period”) to assess, after which I was recently taken off Sotolol, and will reassess again in 3 months or sooner if needed. My situation called for multiple ablations, so no change in meds until the most recent.
Izzy1, August 27, 2019 2:53pm EST
I saw my EP today 4 weeks post ablation. I asked about stopping my antiarrythmic and he said we would consider it in 3 months. That seems to be about the usual time frame.
ShellyH, August 28, 2019 4:38pm EST
For my two most recent ablations, I was kept on Eliquis for 3 months and 1 month respectively. The last one was January 2018. Now I take only aspirin 81 mg. I was given the option of discontinuing the flecainide. I decided to stay on a low dose of 50 mg twice per day.
afibsurvivor, December 22, 2019 4:00pm EST
Hi all just a quick update, as it turns out the ep doc says my post ablation issues were related to inflammation of my Ventricular Septal Defect. After 3 months out and amiadron 200mg per day feeling better. Thanks for all of you insights and suggestions
tolsen53, December 23, 2019 11:31am EST
Careful with the amiodarone, ti can cause thyroid problems, so need to have your doc monitor periodically. I was on it years ago for a-fib, and developed serious issues, took over 6 months to get throid issues under control. Just be cautious. Good luck.