Ablation

What does this mean?

It refers to 12 lead ekg after ablation: electronic "ventricular pacemaker has replaced electronic atrial pacemaker"

Is this good or bad?


2 Comments

Maveric ventricles

by AgentX86 - 2021-05-29 20:25:34

This statement isn't very clear.  Did you just get a new pacemaker?  Do you have heart block?

Considering your pacemaker is a CRT (W4TR01, same as mine) it seems to mean that instead of being paced DDD, or perhaps AAI, you're being paced VVI (as am I).  AAI or DDD means that your primary pacing is atrial, with the pacemaker making sure the ventricles are following along.  VVI means that your atria aren't doing anything anymore and that the PM is telling your ventricles what to do regardless of what the atria are doing.  At least that's what  I read into this poorly worded sentence.

Good or bad?  It's not good but not the worst thing either.   Your ventricles were described a "Maverics", as in they don't like to be told what to do, I suppose.  VVI is trying to force the issue.  You heart rate is programmed quite high, at 100bpm, so I presume they're trying to outpace your PVCs and whatever else falls under the term "maveric".

Since your ablation was in the LVOT, it's not a typical "atrial" ablation, rather ventricular, which is more difficult and much less common. 

Again, all of this is conjecture based on the above poorly worded sentence and what you have in your BIO.  It's good that you're trying to figure out what's going on.  You really need to dig deeper and ask more questions.  The above needs explanation.

I think

by ROBO Pop - 2021-06-01 18:18:50

It means your sinus node is no longer pacing you, you are being paced 100% by the pacemaker

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