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I had catheter ablation for SVT and atrial flutter yesterday. Should I feel a different heartbeat if i'm cured?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Yes

If you were constantly in an abnormal rhythm and the ablation was successful, you should feel different.
However, if the rhythm was intermittent it may be more difficult to discern a difference.

In brief: Yes

If you were constantly in an abnormal rhythm and the ablation was successful, you should feel different.
However, if the rhythm was intermittent it may be more difficult to discern a difference.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not necessarily

Some individuals do not have symptoms or feel their rhythm disturbance.
Others that do have palpitations or other symptoms often feel immediately better.

In brief: Not necessarily

Some individuals do not have symptoms or feel their rhythm disturbance.
Others that do have palpitations or other symptoms often feel immediately better.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Dr. Michael Zevitz
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