Av node ablation

Posted by 1943 @1943, Sat, Sep 21 7:27am

Anyone have this procedure? Dr wants me to have this due to many problems with meds. Already have the watchman.

@1943 Hello — I have not had this but it is #5 on the list of options presented to me by my EP to treat my Afib. If your doctor has suggested this I would definitely get a second opinion. The thought of going through a procedure which is not reversible and what some describe as a 'nuclear' option was very unappealing to me. I was told that it works very well for a lot of afib sufferers but there is a chance it will not. Fortunately, it is #5 for me and very much down the road. I did do some research on the pacemaker that would be installed and posted on some forums asking about it. No one seemed to know anything about it and how it well it works. Hope this is helpful but really it depends on your particular situation. All the best. Mary

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@sayaboleh

@1943 Hello — I have not had this but it is #5 on the list of options presented to me by my EP to treat my Afib. If your doctor has suggested this I would definitely get a second opinion. The thought of going through a procedure which is not reversible and what some describe as a 'nuclear' option was very unappealing to me. I was told that it works very well for a lot of afib sufferers but there is a chance it will not. Fortunately, it is #5 for me and very much down the road. I did do some research on the pacemaker that would be installed and posted on some forums asking about it. No one seemed to know anything about it and how it well it works. Hope this is helpful but really it depends on your particular situation. All the best. Mary

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Have pacemaker for 6 years. No problems. I
Suggest reading up on triggers and keep away from them

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@exboater

Have pacemaker for 6 years. No problems. I
Suggest reading up on triggers and keep away from them

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Thanks @exboater I agree that triggers do exist for the majority of afib sufferers, particular those for whom there are no underlying structural causes such as rheumatic heart disease and multiple valve surgeries or even heart attacks etc. It is however very likely that afib comes and goes for some of us regardless of what we do or not do. I happen to be in this category ;-( One learns a lot when dealing with it for over 20 years….
Glad to hear you have no issues with your pacemaker and that it is helping to keep you in sinus. It is still option #5 for me, thank goodness.

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