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Would a pacemaker repair atrial fibrillation?
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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
No, it doesn't repair atrial fibrillation.

In brief: No
No, it doesn't repair atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nope
Efforts to use pacemakers to suppress atrial fibrillation have generally been unsuccessful.
That said, we do a procedure where we electrically disconnect the top and bottom chambers so the fibrillation doesn't bother you anymore. That requires a pacemaker to be implanted and works quite well for appropriately selected patients.

In brief: Nope
Efforts to use pacemakers to suppress atrial fibrillation have generally been unsuccessful.
That said, we do a procedure where we electrically disconnect the top and bottom chambers so the fibrillation doesn't bother you anymore. That requires a pacemaker to be implanted and works quite well for appropriately selected patients.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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