Originally Posted by BeHappy2
I'd appreciate any responses of anyone who has had the Ablation Procedure for chronic Atrial Fibrillation.
Anyone know if this is possible for a active woman in her 70's .
I'm wondering if this would be best or a Pace Maker.
Cardiologist prescribed Coumadin this week.
I've been reading about the Ablation Procedure, which i am not familiar with.
Any comment appreciated.
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i just had my 3rd ablation for atrial fib and flutter. sometimes when they ablate, the nerve is cut and should heal over but...sometimes the nerve grows back as so the fib/flutters return as in my case. i have been on coumadin several times and also rhythmn meds. sometimes meds don't work but since 2003 they have new ones. i have had this since 2003 as far as i know and i have all the bad symtoms weakness, breathless, fatigue, and a irratic heartbeat. it is always great for me to have an ablation.
occasionally someone that has an ablation to cure these irregular beats, it might be possible to have a pacemaker in the end of a "procedure" but not in my case. i am a woman 69 1/2. i have great electrophysiologists in michigan at the u. of m.
i think atrial fib (faster than 300 bpm) and atrial flutter (slower but still very fast) are the most common rhythm problems with the heart but less problamatic then others. because i just had my ablation, i am on coumadin (blood thinner) for a 3 mo period until my next appt. shows my heart is in normal rhythm and the ablations have healed over. as far as how many of these procedure a person can have? as long as your health is stable, the drs. say as many as you want to have.
thank god for health insurance. if i can tell you more, ask away.