hello martin, as I wrote before in some posts, I showed a unexpectent development after the implantation of the 2-chamber pacemaker. shortly after the implantation I was told, that I had A-Fib's, which is not unusual. I should not worry, as long as I do not feel the A-Fib's.In the following months the number of the A-Fib's went up (recorded by the pacemaker). I should again not worry.
but one year later my clinical condition deteriorated quite fast. echo-cardiog. showed a left and right heart failure, only digitoxin saved my life. but still I have 94% A-Fib's. my cardiologist thinks, that the A-Fib's from the atrium went over to the ventricles and causes the ventricular arrhythmia. I feel good now thanks to the digitoxin, but who can assure me, that this won't happen again? (I have still 94% A-Fib's).
I proposed the cardiologist an ablation , but this would be new. on the other hand I know that an ablation is done in patients with an implanted defibulator, where the Defi has to "chock" too often , a very unpleasant experience for the patients. Only a few hospitals are able to do this kind of ablation (in the ventricles). My cardiologist does not like the idea of an ablation in a patient with a pacemaker ,.
so I do not know what to do. It is easy to say, look for an expert, but honestly said, I won't disappointed my cardiologist.
my story shows that doctors and patients should be alert all the time don't you agree?.