Palpitations with AV Node Ablation
my question is what your heartbeat feels like after an av node ablation and PM insertion ,
I've had AFib since 2014 which has been managed over the years by 2 ablations, one hybrid ablation, and a lot of cardio versions. I've been on amiodorone and tikosyn. I had a good 2 years of sinus rhythm until last December, when the afib returned. When I'm in AFib I feel like a fish flopping in my chest, where a regular heartbeat should be. It's been managed with CVs and medicine since December, but now it is back
My doctor thinks I don't have many options left other than an AV node ablation He is very reluctant to do any more cardioversions and is pushing hard for an av node ablation. I myself would be fine just getting a cardioversion whenever it goes out.
I'm 62 yo. I'm okay with the idea of a pacemaker, but I just don't want to be forever with this very unpleasant sensation.
Could anyone who has had the procedure describe what your heartbeat actually feels like after AV node ablation and PM insertion?