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MyBonBon

685d

How many people with Atrial Fibrillation have pacemakers now?

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    • MommaJo

      649d

      But,that's what a pacemaker is suppose to do.

    • MommaJo

      649d

      But,that's what a pacemaker is suppose to do.

    • termite

      651d

      I had my first ablation 3 months ago. I'm doing good so far. I was diagnosed with A-fib about 7 years ago. My heart was shocked back in beat when I was first diagnosed with A-fib

      • MommaJo

        649d

        @termite I go in and out even with a pacer

    • MommaJo

      651d

      I had one that lasted 3 days. My then Dr tried to treat me with meds for two years and tried ablation,and then opted for a pacer.

    • MommaJo

      651d

      I've had a pacemaker about 12 years. Also had the Watchman put in last Oct.

    • Relaygirl

      656d

      Not me!

    • EricaLynn

      661d

      I got pacemaker at 72. I have afib and getting ready for 2nd ablation.

      • MommaJo

        651d

        @EricaLynn I wouldn't do an ablation.It did work for my oldest daughter but it scars the heart. Personally,If they want to do more than one,I'd tell them no.Ask what's next.

        • EricaLynn

          650d

          @MommaJo Second ablation lowered heart rate but I will take your advice if they say I need 3rd ablation.

    • Wondercell

      665d

      I believe pacemakers are probably better for bradycardia than they are for tachycardia because usually there are other things you can do that are less invasive with tachycardia but how do you get your heartbeat to speed up without a pacemaker is beyond me.

      • MommaJo

        651d

        @Wondercell you don't unless it's caffeine and that's short term.

    • Davidsangelina

      665d

      I do

    • Anna73

      682d

      Well good luck on getting yours

    • MyBonBon

      685d

      sure, it's the size of a large vitamin

    • Ceig

      685d

      I am waiting for a date to have mine put in. My heart rate is usually in the 40’s or has dropped as low as 35 according to my doctor but only does that at night. Also, my heart has stopped a couple of times for 5 and six seconds. I feel pretty good most of the time but I need to get this regulated so I will quit worrying and will have more energy

      • Ceig

        661d

        @Ceig Also I have had 3 Ablations

      • MyBonBon

        685d

        @Ceig There's a new micra pacemaker out, world's smallest pacemaker that goes inside your heart and you don't feel it, mine is bulky between my shoulder and heart area. I wish I could get a micra. My heart stopped 13 time's before I had a pacemaker. 2 ablations didn't work. Bless you

        • Ceig

          685d

          @MyBonBon Thanks for the information

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