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pacemaker vs medication

Exactly one year ago I had open heart surgery to remove a myxoma tumor. Since then I've been dealing with  arrhythmias. The first medication (beta blocker) lowered my heart rate to 42 and I entered the hospital in a "junctional"? rhythm. My medication was changed to something of a lesser strength. But, recently (about the past 2 months) I've had about 4 episodes of a very rapid heartbeat (142). This was confirmed on an ekg. I am seeing the cardiologist today. Will he likely want to talk Pacemaker? I'm not crazy about the idea of needing some foreign thing in my body to keep my heart going properly, but I guess it beats the alternative. Am I at risk for stroke or heart attack? Do you think pacemaker is the best way to go? Thank you.
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