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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it normal if heart flutter and miss beats after a catheter ablation?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 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.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes it can be : And would not be unusual. Talk to your electrophysiologist.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Ablation: sometimes yes but sometimes no. best to have documentation of these with an ECG, holter or event recorder.
Last updated Dec 17, 2020


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