New FAQ: Post-Ablation and Increased Heart Rate
I’ve answered a new question from a patient who’s post-ablation with a higher than previous heart rate:
“I’m six months post CryoBalloon ablation and very pleased. But my resting heart rate remains higher in the low 80s. Why? I’ve been told it’s not a problem. I’m 64 and exercise okay, but I’ve had to drop interval training.”
It’s common after an ablation for one’s heart rate to increase somewhat, but usually returns to normal as the heart heals. That’s probably because the heart’s nerve endings have been irritated by the ablation. Although I’ve heard of some patients whose heart rate remains higher than it was before ablation. This is an area that hasn’t been well investigated.
If your higher heart rate affects you, there are steps you can take to lower it. Continue reading…