The three-month period following your ablation is called the “blanking period.” It is the time it takes for heart to fully recovery after the procedure. I update this post weekly with updates on my recovery.
As usual, this is a very long blog post detailing as much as I can about my second a-fib ablation experience. My hope is that you’ll find some of the information useful for your own a-fib journey!
I only had to wait about two months after my last cardioversion before I had my second a-fib ablation. Fortunately, my heart stayed in normal sinus rhythm so I didn’t have to worry about that, but there were various things that had to be taken care of leading up to my ablation.
It’s perfectly natural to have second thoughts and doubts leading up to your ablation, especially if your heart is perfectly calm and normal the days and weeks leading up to your ablation, but whatever you do, don’t cancel your ablation!
Over the holidays I received my bill for the latest emergency electrical cardioversion I had. I was expecting a large bill but not this large! If you had to guess, what do you think it would cost to spend 2 hours in the ER to have an electrical cardioversion done? The answer will shock you!