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Experience:  MBBS/FCPS(R)/MRCP U.K(R), Senior Registrar Cardiology
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My wife had an ablation atrial fibrillation

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My wife had an ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation on Friday. She came home last night and is now experiencing shortness of breath, which is not usual for her. She also says she might have a mild fever, though as she has just taken a paracetamol
I can't verify this. Should I take her to A &E? or what?
Thank you for your question, yes you should take her to A and E, she should be checked for pulmonary edema and low heart rate after this procedure. Let me know if you have questions, Thank you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She now says she is starting to feel a lot better. She has also urinated much more frequently than usual this morning, which I understand could be connected. Her operation finished about 46 hours ago. Should I wait and see for a few hours first?
Thank you for your reply, symptoms of shortness of breath, chest pain, pedal swelling, feeling of palpitations are common after ablation. If these last for more than 30 minutes and progressing then these need ASAP evaluation. If symptoms have resolved then you can wait as in most cases these symptoms are just mild. Let me know if you have questions, Thank you.
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