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There has been a lot of interest in this in the cycling community ("ageing athletes"), generated by an article by Lennard Zinn in Velonews last year (search on 'Lennard Zinn heart", "cycling to extremes", etc.), he relates in some detail what happened to him and what the procedure for nerve ablation is like in difficult cases. The article can be found on the Velonews web site, no subscription or sign in required.
I have several cycling friends who have been through this, in one case it didn't work (couldn't map the right nerve), in another case it worked, and in yet another case it worked for a while, but the afib came back after a few months. My understanding is that the procedure itself is "safe", but it is certainly not comfortable to undergo. When it doesn't work, I guess you stay on drugs (beta blockers, etc) that limit the max heart rate.
Anyway, afib is a common enough occurrence in older endurance athletes, there are lots of articles out there. Good luck...
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- Questions about ablation surgery for afib, SWEDECAR , Wed, 18 May 2016 08:33:29
- I'm no expert, adl6009 , Sat, 21 May 2016 17:21:52
- Coupon less, AdamSAAB2kAero , Sat, 21 May 2016 13:23:19
- Re: Questions about ablation surgery for afib, mlc , Fri, 20 May 2016 08:46:50
- Get it done........, andym, Thu, 19 May 2016 16:03:151
- Re: Questions about ablation surgery for afib, Dennis_MA, Thu, 19 May 2016 15:30:07
- Re: lots of info on this, kenS , Wed, 18 May 2016 15:39:34 <-- Viewing This Message1
- Re: lots of info on this, SWEDECAR , Fri, 20 May 2016 20:11:29
- Thank you, SWEDECAR , Thu, 19 May 2016 10:35:29
- That article by Lennard Zinn has good info, no matter, RS , Thu, 19 May 2016 10:16:35
- A neighbor had this done about 10 years ago, MI-Roger , Wed, 18 May 2016 14:46:591
- Re: Questions about ablation surgery for afib, EGD , Wed, 18 May 2016 13:49:562
- Re: Questions about ablation surgery for afib, K W, Wed, 18 May 2016 13:12:044
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