PM and AV node ablation - will I still need anti-arrythmics?
Please excuse the waffling.
I had my PM on the 10th of August and after a call with the EP yesterday I realised I'm to have an AV node ablation at some point. My next (phone) appointment with cardiology is on 14th September, which will be a year and a day since my first AF diagnosis.
The Gizmo and I are getting settled, but I don't feel that wonderful and I think I'm still a bit overwhelmed by the journey so far. It has been a bit fraught since I gave up work at the end of March (whooda known about Covid when I gave 6 months notice!). Since then we've both had 'a virus', the dearly beloved has had 4 heart attacks and a stent, I've had 2 cardioversions followed by my last stay in hospital. I waited a week to get my PM.
So, the question is, once I've had the AV node ablation, will I still need the Sotalol and the Digoxin? I assume I'll still need the Apixaban, quite happy with that one, apart from the thinning hair.
Bisoprolol wipes me out, the consultant was going to give me it after my PM but I told him it was like walking through treacle. Hence staying on the Sotalol. Not had Digoxin before.
Funilly enough when I had my first cardioversion Flecanide didn't touch me.
I think I just need a little hand holding, especially as it is the bank holiday weekend.