A 38-year-old member asked:
is it normal if heart flutter and miss beats after a catheter ablation?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Cardiology 39 years experience
Yes: For the first 1-2 weeks following a catheter ablation, palpitations or a sense that the heart is beating irregularly, is common and are likely secondary to irritation of the heart from the ablation procedure. These symptoms are typically very brief. Symptoms of longer duration may represent recurrence of the arrhythmia for which the ablation was undertaken.
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Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes it can be : And would not be unusual. Talk to your electrophysiologist.
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Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Ablation: sometimes yes but sometimes no. best to have documentation of these with an ECG, holter or event recorder.
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Last updated Dec 17, 2020
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