Waiting for AV node ablation panic!!
This is my first post.
Briefly my background is that I am 64 now. In my twenties I was a first category semi pro bike rider.
I started with paroxysmal AF in 1990
AF later became permanent, over the last 30 years I have tried all the drugs available and also had 5 ablutions to try and cure the AF . The last ablation got me back in sinus rhythm for nearly 2 years then it dropped out again into AF.
Normal life in AF I can manage OK but I have nil excercise tolerance and a constant general feeling of no energy.
My EP has offered me the AV node ablation and a breathing response Boston scientific pacemaker.
I had the pacemaker fitted on the 15th Jan this year. On the same day as the initial surgery the atrial lead dropped out and they had to redo the procedure.
I am now waiting for a pacemaker check in 6 weeks to ensure all the leads are secure before they carry out the AV node ablation.
My EP Consultant is confident I will be able to carry out vigorous cycling after the AV node ablation.
I am really worried that having already experienced a lead detachment this could happen again after the AV node ablation!!
What happens then??
I would greatly appreciate any comments and particularly anyone who has managed to compete at a decent level of cycling after the AV node ablation.
My heart otherwise is very healthy.
Many thanks ,