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My dh also has - he is here if you want to ask any questions. I went to all of the consultations and procedure (although stayed in the inpatient room), he's now totally cured and it has changed his life!
My DH wasn't seriously into exercising (we gave up our gym memberships when I was on mat leave and economising and never took them up again!) so can't advise on that, but the procedure was down in day surgery and he was back to fairly normal day to day activity within 24 h. I think it may depend on what the problem was to begin with though - DH had Wolff Parkinson White syndrome. Like Skala's DH, it's been a complete success.
DH says take your time, he was a professional sports person years before and had a moderate level of activity and fitness prior to the ablation. The two weeks afterwards were tougher than expected and the irregular rhythm kicked in and out while the area healed. In his opinion it's best to heal totally and start slowly.
My mum has, for fibrillation. Only in a day. Her leg was sore for about a week afterward, where they run the wire up. She was then fine, but the irregular rhythm came back so she had to have the procedure where they shock the heart. Again only a day and has been perfect since.
Thank you for you posts. I was thinking I might need to ease back in but maybe a bit of time off first too. Have been in hospital for a week and not allowed home until it's fixed as apparently it's quite serious but I know I'll be desperate to get back to exercise.
I had one because I was in permanent atrial flutter. It was amazing and I felt much better immediately. They tell you to rest up for a few weeks, but to be honest I wanted to do handstands down the ward. Obviously I didn't because I would have fallen flat on my face.
Your team should give you advice on when to resume activities, so be guided by them. My procedure was very quick because being in permanent flutter helped the cardiologist localise the problem. If your problem is intermittent it might take longer. I know some AFib procedures can last for a few hours.
I've been monitored for over a week now and the extra beats are all coming from the same place (6500 of them on my 24 hour tape) so they are confident it should be easy to fix. Issue at the moment is that I am waiting to be transferred to another hospital so don't have an electrophysicist consultant yet. So cardiologist can't answer lots of the questions I have - so obviously MN is the next best thing!!
Hi Op, you will find the arrhythmia alliance website very helpful, it has loads of information about ablation and what the procedure involves etc. You can also call their helpline for advice. http://www.heartrhythmalliance.org/aa/uk/