Heart Rhythm Community
Heart function following node ablation due to AFib
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to heart rhythm issues, arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, implanted defibrillators, pacemakers, and tachycardia.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Heart function following node ablation due to AFib

I had what they call a "complete heart block" through an ablation porcedure and a pacemaker implant. Now another doctor wants to turn the pacemaker off while he performs an electrosurgery procedure on an artery in my neck. Can my heart function well enough to keep me alive without a pacemaker?
612551_tn?1247839157
I suggest your neck surgeon get approval from your cardiologist (or EP) before turning of you pacemaker... does the surgeon him/herself intend to turn the PM off, or are you expected to come to the with the PM off?

While I too suffer from AFib, it is "rate controlled" sufficiently to let my heart run on its own misguided rhythm, so I have not needed a PM.  But, understand that your situation is one of full dependence on your PM, am I correct?  That is, you can not just turn it off.

You have to discuss with your cardiologist, I'm just sympathizing with you concern, with I think is justified.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
257552_tn?1404606154
Blank
Artaud
Pittsburgh, PA
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1755089_tn?1376057155
Blank
drewlevas uploaded new photos
14 hrs ago
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
Akrotz commented on Crohns and Ulcerative...
Sep 14
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Glyphosate in Wheat Has Increased C...
Sep 14 by gymdandee
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
257552_tn?1404606154
Blank
Artaud
Pittsburgh, PA
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway