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A 30-year-old female asked:

Do you need a pacemaker if you have atrial tachycardia?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: You need work up and treatments.
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Pacemaker: One solution for hard to treat atrial tachycardia may involve the use of a pacemaker; however, this is usually reserved for older people who can not tolerate other treatments, or they are ineffective. Medications can be tried. Catheter ablation is often a successful cure. Request a cardiac electrophysiology referral, to discuss options.
Last updated Jul 28, 2014

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