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Would a pacemaker repair atrial fibrillation?

Would a pacemaker repair atrial fibrillation?

Not directly.: Pacemakers might be implanted as part of a care plan for af - but this only prevents slow pulses that might come as a result of medications for the af or after av-node ablation. Pacemakers themselves can not prevent or control af. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pacemaker (Definition)

A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more


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Can pacemaker fix all cases of atrial fibrillations?

Can pacemaker fix all cases of atrial fibrillations?

Unfortunately not: Pacemaker (ppm) are used to treat a slow heart rate. Most patient with atrial fibrillation (afib) have a fast heart rate. Sometimes a ppm in combination with an av node ablation is used to control heart rate but the patient is left in afib. There are other types of ablation available to cure afib. ...Read more

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I had a pacemaker put in last year and had a ablation done also. Now they want to do a atrial ventricular node. How would this help me?

I had a pacemaker put in  last year and had a ablation done also. Now they want to do a atrial ventricular node. How would this help me?

AV node ablation: AV node ablation prevents the fast heart rhythm in the upper chambers (such as SVT or atrial fibrillation), from affecting the lower chambers. If the fast rate of the lower chambers can not be controlled, it could damage your heart. The concern is that the AV node ablation, leaves you dependent on the pacemaker for life. Continue discussing with heart rhythm specialist, to answer all questions. ...Read more

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Do you need a pacemaker if you have atrial tachycardia?

Do you need a pacemaker if you have atrial tachycardia?

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. ...Read more

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Please inform me, is the dual chamber pacemaker is contraindication with atrial fibrilation? What the best pacemaker for AF people? Better ICD or PPM?

Depends on AF??: Ask your doctor what kind of atrial fibrillation you have. If dealing with paroxysmal atrial fib. and your doctor recommended pacemaker then dual chamber pacemaker is better suitable for you. If dealing with persistent or chronic AF and you have indication for pacemaker then single chamber pacemaker. Also discuss the current medication regimen with your doctor as some medication can affect rhythm ...Read more

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What does it means when ECG stated : atrial-ventricular dual-paced rhythm? Is it abnormal? I'm wearing dual chamber pacemaker.

What does it means when ECG stated : atrial-ventricular dual-paced rhythm? Is it abnormal? I'm wearing dual chamber pacemaker.

Interpreting hard: It is hard to interpret an ECG once a pacemaker is implanted. Your electrophysiologist (EP - or cardiologist who implanted the device) wd b a better source of information. In general, A-V dual-paced rhythms on ECG mean that both wires on the pacemaker r working or firing. Thereafter, interpreting the pattern of 'squiggles' on the ECG requires knowledge of ur pre-implant ECG & ur specific condition ...Read more

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I have a pacemaker for bradycardia but over the past two months my pacemaker has been reading a high rate of atrial tachycardia should I be worried?

Monitor: To know what your pacemaker is recording, you must be seeing your doctor to have the device interrogated. You should ask your doctor the meaning of the rhythms that the device is recording and whether anything else is needed. ...Read more

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Is the dual chamber pacemaker contraindicated with Persistent or Chronic Afib or atrial flutter? Why? Could u explain more to me?

Not needed: a dual chamber paces the top and bottom chambers - if the top chambers (atria) are always out of rhythm, then they really can't be paced - if it is intermittent afib or flutter then there may be value in the dual pacing - depends upon your exact situation. ...Read more

Wandering (Definition)

1.Walk or move in a leisurely, casual, or aimless way. 2.Move slowly away from a fixed point or place: "please ...Read more