Atrial Fibrillation, safety of Catheter Ablation with a Pacemaker?
Hello Pacemaker friends,
Another contributor asked me recently whether it was safe to have a catheter ablation with a pacemaker? I couldn't really give her a sensible answer because this is something I have been asking myself too. I haven't yet done any research on this, but I would have assumed that the pacemaker device and leads might somehow get in the way during an ablation or at least make the procedure more prone to risk.
May I ask what you were told about having an ablation with a pacemaker? Am particularly concerned about the potential for damage to the device/leads - like heating up - during the procedure. What special care did your EP have to take during the procedure? Did any of you suffer any lasting pacemaker/lead adverse effects? Thank you for all your help.