I would recommend having an echocardiogram performed by your cardiologist to evaluate your left ventricle. Right ventricular pacing probably does lead to some decrease in left ventricular function over time. This is in part due to the fact that the heart is normally activated from the sinus node located in the right atrium. Pacemakers usually pace the heart from the right ventricle, which alters the sequence of ventricular activation.
I would recommend regular exercise and continued follow-up with your cardiologist.
Thanks fou your question,
hi irene, i had an av ablation done in the yr 2000. I still get what i call flushing and either skipped beats or extra beats. I was wondering what you mean by "pacing"? Thank you Cynthia
Hi Cynthia - I just meant that my pacemaker is operating continuously.
thanks Irene Good luck to you