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Old 09-17-2013, 03:26 PM   #3
Will Seavey
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Re: After Ablation of Heart and Cardioversion

Hey,

I am not a cardiologist but work with a cardiology practice as a pharmacist. I don't have access to an electrophysiologist right now, but this seems a worse than the average ablation. I would give the cardiology office a call tomorrow and tell them the amount of pain your are having. If it gets really bad or you have a hard time breathing go to an ER. Pericarditis can happen after an ablation, but it can be severe and cause more heart problems. Pericarditis can also be treated with medication (typically high dose NSAIDs).

I don't think you'll run into long term pain, but keep in mind, a fib ablations don't always work. You DON'T want your heart rate running that high regularly so keep a close eye on everything. Good luck!
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