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Pacemaker implant and medications

Posted by @healthheart490, Nov 27, 2018

Hi, Recently I was diagnosed with a heart rate of 30-35 so I had a pacemaker implanted several weeks ago. It revealed that my heart has gone into Afib several times at night. Therefore the doctor prescribed propafenone and metoprolol in addition to eliquis. Has anyone else been prescribed this combination of medicine? Thank you

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@healthheart490
hello, yesterday I posted a similar question (pacemaker recipients). like I wrote, I take bisoprolol (metoprolol belongs to the same group of beta blockers),
additionally to the pacemaker and Eliquis. Immediatedly after the implanation I had A-Fib's. Now 11 months later , have persistent A'Fibs, they are without symptoms. I never got propafenone..
I wonder, if a pacemaker + beta blocker is useful, therefore I posted my question. I'm glad that you also think about this combination.
yoanne

I had the same kind of expirence turned out that I was able to stop it by not using wine or other alcohol-one of the triggers
Suggest u look at triggers and see if one of them are the cause.
Funny story about this. Went to local restaurant and ordered chicken marineo ( wine sautéed). Guess what the arythem started that night at one am

Has anyone ever had a cardiologist take Pacemaker Syndrome seriously or do they just look at you like you’re nuts — like they do me.

@olgringo1

Has anyone ever had a cardiologist take Pacemaker Syndrome seriously or do they just look at you like you’re nuts — like they do me.

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Hi, @olgringo1 – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I've merged your post with this discussion, "Pacemaker implant and medications," so that you can talk with members also discussing pacemakers. Please click VIEW & REPLY in the email notification and you will be able to read through the past messages by members like @exboater @yoanne @healthheart490. I'd also like to introduce you to @predictable.

Here is some Mayo Clinic information on pacemakers you may find helpful https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/pacemaker/about/pac-20384689.

Will you share a bit more about what was happening that prompted the pacemaker and what you are experiencing now?

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wow!!! this sounds erie to me,,, my pacemaker is 2 days old, now in afib for 2days!!

@starfirey2k

wow!!! this sounds erie to me,,, my pacemaker is 2 days old, now in afib for 2days!!

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@ starfirey2k ,
hello, a year ago I had the same experience. after the implantation of the PM, paroxysmal A-Fib's were seen., I did not feel them. after 10 months (november 2018) the atrium fibrillations were permanent. the call it a persistent A-Fib's. the cardiologist tried to be funny by saying, that I didn't need a two chamber pacemaker. I would be better off with an one chamber PM. .unfortunately the situation deteriorated, as I am suffering now from a pacemaker mediated ventriculair arhythmia (extrasystoles and tachycardia.).I hope I will get an appointment soon.
II would like to read, if there is another person with the same trouble.
yoanne

Yoanne, it has been since jan. 15th the day I had the pacemaker implanted, doctor told me to stop taking atenolo and start taking 240mg of Cardizem per day, my first return visit was today and did not get to see the doc but the nurse who downloaded my pacemaker said i am now in afib 100% of the time, I actually thought I was not in afib for the last 2 days, but what do I know. very disappointing to say the least.

Has anyone had a an mode ablation and pacemaker installef

@1943

Has anyone had a an mode ablation and pacemaker installef

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what is a mode ablation?

A V node ablation

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