Can anyone explain if long term atrial flutter damages the heart muscle. My heart stays in flutter 70 percent of the time and has been in continuous flutter since 6 Dec
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I have had 3 ablutions. The procedure has no bad after effects. My latest was on 1 March and I was back coaching my middle school baseball team 3 days later. It is possible you may have a fib episodes the first couple months after the surgery until the scar tissue the ep creates around the source of your unwanted electrical impulses solidifies. I bet you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is and how much better you feel. There is a good chance your doc will not add any drugs afterward except for your blood thinner.
I have never used alcohol and have AFIB and A flutter. I suggest you see a cardiologist. The ER doc is probably not qualified to give the kind of advice he gave you. I doubt if giving up your wine will solve your AFIB but it may help in other areas of your life