Heart Rhythm Community
Long term need for pacemaker after atrial fib ablation
About This Community:

A community of people experiencing Heart Rhythm concerns. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, management, and treatment.

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

Long term need for pacemaker after atrial fib ablation

I had an ablation for atrial fib 10 years ago. My new heart doctor informed me i would one day need a pacemaker because of the ablation. The doctor who performed it ten years ago was very careful in ablating just enough to solve the problem and said he did not touch or burn the good nerve under it. Is it automatic that I will need a pacemaker. My heart rate at rest is 48  and used to be 42 when i was 40 and in great shape. I do not experience dizziness or light-headedness.  I do not have high blood pressure and have not been seeing a cardiologist for the last ten years as I just want to get a thorough green light to start exercising. Ten years ago I had an angiogram prior to the ablation and I had ZERO plaque. I was realaly stunned by the doctors assertion that everyone who had an ablation when I did would need a pacemaker as a result of it. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.
Related Discussions
612551_tn?1450025775
This is a new one on me, and I doubt (but do not know) that a successful ablation for anything would indicate the need for a pacemaker in the future.

Your resting HR is low, but if you don't have problems with it I say "great".

Seems it would be a good idea to have a check-up with a cardiologist given your heart history (ablation).
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
Michelle3811
Chicago, IL
612551_tn?1450025775
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
1423357_tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
CFS56
Recent Activity
649848_tn?1424570775
Blank
Barb135 commented on FDA issued a warning ...
13 hrs ago
Avatar_universal
Blank
DMRobbins0226 commented on My GYN made me mad.
17 hrs ago
Avatar_universal
Blank
Paxiled commented on FDA issued a warning ...
17 hrs ago
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
Michelle3811
Chicago, IL
612551_tn?1450025775
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
1423357_tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
CFS56