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Chris0906, March 6,  2021  9:39pm EST

Avrnt ablation help

Hi i am a 26 yr old male. I used to be fit. I was 6'3 235 lbs. Now im 6'3 265 after my avnrt ablation. I had the ablation after the ablation i honestly never felt any worse in my life. 1 month later these skipped beats have been coming on. 1 more month later(total now 2 months) more frequently skipped beats. Today marks the 3 month mark(i feel better but still alot of skipped beats)  i still have frequent skipped beats. I do not feel like its normal but i had a 21 day montior and they caught the skipped beats and the EP said its normal and its nothing. But to me it feels like its not normal. Its honestly ruining my life. These skip beats are controlling me. Is their anyway this could be normal? And will it get better as time progresses? How i said its my 3rd month today. Please help. And thank you

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  • AHAModerator
    AHAModerator, March 7,  2021  9:22am EST

    Good morning, 

    Thank you so much for sharing your story with the Patient Support Network. I'm so sorry to hear that your Ablation is starting to affect the quality of your life, but I hope that you can start to feel better about your condition as you hear from others on the forum about their experiences. I can also share some Ablation for Arrhythmias and Mental Health and Well-Being resources with you to help you learn more. Please keep us updated on how you're doing!


    The AHA Team


  • Chris23
    Chris23, March 14,  2021  10:25pm EST

    Hi Chris - interesting to read your experience. I'm 29 and had my ablation for SVT about 9 weeks ago. About one week after my ablation I started having a high burden of PACs every 2 or 3 beats consistently, it eventually drove my crazy and I went to the ER to make sure I was ok. They monitored me for some time and they eventually released me and said it was apart of the recovery and not worrisome. I've been back to my doctor 3 times since and each time they've caught the frequent premature beats and still feel it's part of my recovery. I even asked a few doctors individually online while sharing my EKG and experience with them of having a high burden of premature beats during recovery. Not one doctor has expressed their concern to me and all have said it's not uncommon while the hearts electrical system is rewiring itself which is mind blowing, especially since I had no where near this amount prior to the ablation. My mindset right now is every ones body is different and takes different time to heal and stressing it is only going to make it worst. I suggest taking a beta blocker if you aren't already. For your mind, it also may not be bad to see them for a follow up every few weeks to have yourself know it's being monitored and if something bad was happening you know they'd catch it right away. I wish you the best with your recovery. Keep me posted.

  • TinaWarren
    TinaWarren, March 31,  2021  10:41pm EST

    It's been 6 weeks since my Ablation and seems like my heart flutter are getting worse. Not to sure why they get worse at night but they are very painful. Do anyone have pain with theirs? Feels like as someone blows air into my heart pumps it up then a stabbing shooting pain followed by tite chest. I know that we all need time to heal I get it but how can people tell you not to worrie when it feels like your heart is going to exploded. Not to mention my doc never explained most of this to me. Tell me I could go back to work after 3 days wow not a chance it's been 6 weeks and I'm still on the couch and can barely walk throw the store for 10 minutes without my heart rate going over 125 bpm. Wish I had more insite.

  • ZachMoran23
    ZachMoran23, April 10,  2021  8:07pm EST

    Hey Chris, I think I have the same arrhythmia and am going in for an EP Study/Ablation on May 20th. Are you feeling any better now that it's been a little longer since the ablation? I'm pretty nervous about mine because I don't have too many episodes and I don't have a lot of PACs either so I don't want to get a procedure that only makes things worse...

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