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Arythemias after heart ablations

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  • Posted By: Denmar
  • January 22, 2012
  • 04:30 AM

I am a 60 yo male and had three heart ablations for atrial fib. After the third ablation I began having a symptom that is puzzeling me. I will get a rise in anxiety that is felt in the upper abdomen and just below the bottom of the sternum. This anxiety will get more intense and I will feel like a balloon is filling then a sudden rush that always moves upward and I can feel a warm flush in my head and left shoulder. When I was in the hospital this happened and it set off every monitor alarm in the room but only lasted for a few seconds. The staff said that it was a heart pause of about 3 seconds but there is no real causation for it. However, when I came out of the 3rd ablation I was in recovery and was conversing with the nurse who told me to lie very still because my catheters were still in my heart and if I moved it would not be pleasent. He moved the catheter to make his point and the sensation was very similar to what I am feeling now. I have been researching this and I have found that the vegal/vegus nerve when irritated or injured can cause cardiac irregularities. Has anyone else had these kinds of symtoms and if you did were they diagnosed and if so what was it?:confused:

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