FAQ: After Ablation—What’s my Chance of Staying A-Fib Free?
There is a tendency for ablated heart tissue to heal itself, regrow the ablated tissue, reconnect, and start producing A-Fib signals again. But if this happens, it usually occurs within the first three to six months of the initial PVA(I).
An A-Fib.com reader sent me this question about recurrence of his A-Fib after a successful ablation:
Regrowth/Reconnection of Ablated Heart Tissue
I think your chances of staying A-Fib free are pretty good.
If your Pulmonary Veins (PV) are well isolated and stay that way, you can’t get A-Fib there again. When the PVs are isolated and disconnected and haven’t reconnected, it seems to be permanent. But it’s too early in the history of PVA(I)s to say this definitively. …read the rest of my answer.