I'm a 67 year old woman and will be having an ablation soon. The surgeon I met with never mentioned implanting a "link." I don't even know what that is? Should I discuss this with him prior to the procedure? I DO worry about going off blood thinners in case my ablation doesn't hold. I am usually very symptomatic and know when I'm in AFIB, but while wearing an event monitor for 72 hours, I apparently had an episode that lasted 6 hours and I was totally unaware of it. HELP! (PLEASE)
The link device went in 6 months after I had the ablation. I was allowed to go off Xareto because I had only one minor Afib incident during the six months following the ablation. They implanted the link to track any afib that might occur, should it be a silent or realized episode. The link is a safeguard as I hated the side effects I had from Xarelto.