A Flutter

Posted by jmh99 @jmh99, Aug 27 9:04pm

I am new to this group and very recently new to A Flutter. I have had 4 ablutions for Afib. This was after numerous medications and cardioverts failed. Following the last ablation (7 years now) my heart rate was extremely low, we did the linc implantable monitor and 2 weeks later it found that my heart stopped for 6 seconds, I was asleep at the time and wasn’t aware, that brought the decision on a pacemaker to help with the low rate. Just 2 weeks ago I was at my GP for a regular physical, I had not been feeling well for a couple of weeks, exhaustion and sleepiness, and the Dr immediately found that I was in A Flutter. I Ended up in the ER, and 5 days later the A Flutter ablation. It’s been a week now and I still feel extremely exhausted and want to sleep constantly. Has anyone else experienced this lack of energy after their ablations could this be a side effect?

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I had an Afib ablation in January 2022 and all appears good from that. However, in July I began suffering from shortness of breath– really bad and had an irregular heartbeat with normal pulse (no tachycardia). Had an ECG on Aug 22 to find that I was in Aflutter– went from there to a cardioversion my fourth) and am now waiting to schedule the Aflutter ablation. Since the cardioversion I have felt great— (however, that is compared to the month and a half I was in Aflutter!) To answer your question though– until I had Aflutter, I was my normal active self with no fatigue or lack of energy. I am expecting the same results from the next ablation. In fact, since the cardiovert a week ago, I am without fatigue or lack of energy and I am sleeping better too.

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@warbru

I had an Afib ablation in January 2022 and all appears good from that. However, in July I began suffering from shortness of breath– really bad and had an irregular heartbeat with normal pulse (no tachycardia). Had an ECG on Aug 22 to find that I was in Aflutter– went from there to a cardioversion my fourth) and am now waiting to schedule the Aflutter ablation. Since the cardioversion I have felt great— (however, that is compared to the month and a half I was in Aflutter!) To answer your question though– until I had Aflutter, I was my normal active self with no fatigue or lack of energy. I am expecting the same results from the next ablation. In fact, since the cardiovert a week ago, I am without fatigue or lack of energy and I am sleeping better too.

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I had an ablation for A-Flutter in 2017 after surgery & was warned it may turn into A-Fib & 3 years later it did. I had no issues after the ablation but am frustrated that I am not at serious enough risk to get an ablation for the A-Fib. I take Metropol & Eliquis twice daily for the A-Fib. You may want to get a monitor (Apple Watch or ?) to know if you get A-Fib. Good Luck !

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@phillipdobrien

I had an ablation for A-Flutter in 2017 after surgery & was warned it may turn into A-Fib & 3 years later it did. I had no issues after the ablation but am frustrated that I am not at serious enough risk to get an ablation for the A-Fib. I take Metropol & Eliquis twice daily for the A-Fib. You may want to get a monitor (Apple Watch or ?) to know if you get A-Fib. Good Luck !

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As previously implied, I have had AFib for a few years and finally had an ablation in January this year. Had one event afterwards followed by a Cardioversion in February. No Afib since but then experienced AFlutter in July through August and returned to NSR with a cardioversion on the 22nd this month. I knew (without a monitoring device) in that month and a half that I was not in NSR and that I would either return to normal through the medication or need another cardioversion. I am now scheduled for an Aflutter ablation. ( I have remained in NSR since the cardioversion. Also, I have been taking Eliquis and Metoprolol Tartrate for five years (since my diagnosis)

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@phillipdobrien

I had an ablation for A-Flutter in 2017 after surgery & was warned it may turn into A-Fib & 3 years later it did. I had no issues after the ablation but am frustrated that I am not at serious enough risk to get an ablation for the A-Fib. I take Metropol & Eliquis twice daily for the A-Fib. You may want to get a monitor (Apple Watch or ?) to know if you get A-Fib. Good Luck !

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I just bought a Withings scanwatch- it can run an ECG although (not meant to be official) but is really comforting – can also scan pulse ox and sleep / respiratory interruptions …

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Greetings! I was also diagnosed with AFib in 2019 but the incidents were so seldom that they just put me on Eliquis and monitored me bi annually. In December of 2021 the incidents increased and by January I was in constant AFib. A cardio version lasted two days. In April of 2022 they did an ablation and so far all is back to normal. I have a fitbit to check heart rhythm, which may not be professional quality, but definitely gives peace of mind. My question to those who have AFib but remain in normal sinus rhythm (like me), what is the purpose of remaining on Eliquis? I feel like I could stop taking it unless I started having incidents again??! Thoughts??

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@koleke

Greetings! I was also diagnosed with AFib in 2019 but the incidents were so seldom that they just put me on Eliquis and monitored me bi annually. In December of 2021 the incidents increased and by January I was in constant AFib. A cardio version lasted two days. In April of 2022 they did an ablation and so far all is back to normal. I have a fitbit to check heart rhythm, which may not be professional quality, but definitely gives peace of mind. My question to those who have AFib but remain in normal sinus rhythm (like me), what is the purpose of remaining on Eliquis? I feel like I could stop taking it unless I started having incidents again??! Thoughts??

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I have the same question. I have not yet had an ablation, but have an appointment with an EP in the next couple of weeks, I will ask him this question.

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I had an ablation in June and am weaning myself off Eliquis.
This is my personal decision (I am a nurse) and have weighed pros and cons.

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@tct

I have the same question. I have not yet had an ablation, but have an appointment with an EP in the next couple of weeks, I will ask him this question.

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Thank you. Mine said I should wait a year. Why??? No clue. Hopefully you will get a different response. I already cut mine in half. 😊

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@nancymulloy

I had an ablation in June and am weaning myself off Eliquis.
This is my personal decision (I am a nurse) and have weighed pros and cons.

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Do you have a reputable site that explains the pros and cons. I already pretty much know basically but wondering if there's been some research done. I never know which sites to trust. Thanks!

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Just an accumulation of all the reading I have done (and a good friend had a brain bleed causing a second more sever stroke on Eliquis).

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