This blog post begins where my previous post left off. It was Saturday morning, November 26th. I had been in atrial flutter for almost 72 hours straight. My resting heart rate was anywhere between 110 – 145 beats per minute over that time. I was heading to the ER for my fifth cardioversion.
I had my first ablation back in March 2015. I was tremendously fortunate to get over 7 1/2 years of total AFIB freedom from that one ablation, but it all came to an end on Thanksgiving Eve. My AFIB not only returned, but the episode lasted almost 72 hours and required an electrical cardioversion to end it.
I wanted to write on the topic of COVID-19, vaccines, and atrial fibrillation because I wanted to provide a place for you, the reader, to voice your thoughts, opinions, and experiences on the topic.
I can’t believe I haven’t posted an update on my blog for over two years. Shame on me. Buckle up, though, because I have a lot to say to catch you up to speed. This is your warning. This is a long post, but if you don’t have time to read it, the most important takeaway is that after seven years since my ablation, I continue to be afib-free!
I had my annual checkup with my local EP on Wednesday, March 23rd so I thought I would publish an update to let everyone know how I’m doing 4 1/2 years after my successful afib ablation. I’ll give you a hint. The appointment couldn’t have been any better!