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.
During my most recent a-fib ablation, my left atrial appendage, or LAA, was ablated and isolated. Because of that I now need to have the Watchman implant put in. My procedure is scheduled for April 27th.
When you have an a-fib ablation it’s important to request a copy of your ablation report. This report is vital to understanding what the EP ablated (or didn’t ablate) during your procedure.
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.