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Re: Arrhythmia/Anti-tachycardia Devices

Posted By Kj on April 15, 1999 at 03:52:21
Dear Forum,
I have a question re. anti-tachycardia devices.   Can these pacemakers
be inserted on a trial basis, or permanently, without actually ablating the Sinus/AV Node?   How do they actually work?
Regards,
Kj





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Posted By CCF CARDIO MD - CRC on April 15, 1999 at 13:02:54

Dear kj,
Could you clarify your question a bit.  Are you referring to the use of AV node ablation and pacemaker for rate control for atrial fibrillation?
I hope you find this information useful.  Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only.  Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.  Please feel free to write back with additional questions.
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Posted By kj on April 16, 1999 at 03:54:32
Dear Forum,
Sorry for not being specific.     I am referring to pacemakers for atrial
arrhythmias that cannot be controlled by drugs.    I heard there were devices
that kick in when the arrhythmia starts (to terminate it).    Can these devices
be inserted on a trial basis to see if it actually works on the patient and if not, be removed.  You see,  I might need a pacemaker for my uncontrolled atrial arrhythmia as no medication seems to be controlling it - I would rather have a pacemaker on a trial basis to see if it works rather than fully committing to it for the rest of my life.
Regards,
kj










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