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Carlosjlazo, February 23,  2020  12:52am EST

Diagnose with afib , chest pain even in sinus rhythm

Hi I just joined this blog. I'm 50 years old and was diagnosed with afib. I'm very active , play tennis, workout regularly, and do some cycling too

I had ablation 1 month ago and I'm expecting it will take care of the problem. I had chest pain for 2-3 days after the ablation and started getting better after, but after 15 days started to fell some symptoms again, not as bad as before the ablation 

I'm really courios about your experience with chest pain. Before the ablation I had almost constant chest pain, even when I was in synus rhythm. I had 4-5 episodes of afib between aug and dec and in a few of them the chest pain was really bad and sent me to the hospital. A couple of times I was in afib and didn't have pain 

the pain felt like muscular pain right in the center of the chest , like if the hearth aches, sometimes I felt like if it extended under my armpits , and to my back. My concern is that the cardiologist (electrophysician) told me the pain was not related to the afib cause I had pain and was  in synus rhythm . would love to hear your experiences with chest pain for this condition 

today 3-4 weeks after ablation I have not had any new afib episode but starting to feel some chest pain at times , again sometimes it extends to my armpit. I feel like if my hearth was swollen and feel discomfort when I put some pressure on my chest either by trying to sleep on my side or leaning forward and down. I'm also having some palpitations still and sometimes if feels like if my stomach was full or swollen 

please share your experience with pain, my electrophysician says it is not related but it is hard for me to believe that. 

Thanks for your kind responses 

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  • Thumper2
    Thumper2, February 23,  2020  7:27am EST

    Carlosjlazo, I have not had the kind of pain you describe, but from your description I can see why you are concerned.  Try asking for a "second opinion," another EP who can look into your situation, or, if it genuinely is not related to your heart, a doctor who deals with the type of pain you have.  Keep us posted!

    Thumper2 (Judy)

  • Edhammer
    Edhammer, February 23,  2020  7:37am EST

    Judy has it right. I never had any chest pains after my ablation. Don't just take his word on it. Second opinion never hurts. 


  • Heartfe6878
    Heartfe6878, February 23,  2020  12:30pm EST

    If the EP splitting hairs so to speak and saying it is not from the Ablation  and not addressing the possible cariology factor in this. Do you also have a cardiologist who is following you and were you worked up cardiology wise too...EP and cardiologist see different focus....EP focus on Electrical and Cardioligst on Structure....rather simplified ....but easy wasy to look at it...Chest pain should be investigated....

  • Edhammer
    Edhammer, February 23,  2020  1:19pm EST

    I've found it often pretty tough to get physicians to talk to each other. Usually both wish to be primary. Be that as it may, figuring out your chest pain is important for you, not just for the cardiologist! He should be concerned for you. Second opinion.

  • Thumper2
    Thumper2, March 5,  2020  7:07am EST

    The above email is spam!!

    Thumper2 (Judy)

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