AV node ablation with pacemaker
Hi all, Just found this forum and it's great to read through some of your experiences with a pacemaker.
I'm a 51 year old male. I'm due my second RF ablation in February for persistant AF with an EF of 36%. Been on Amiodorone for over 2 years which kept me in rhythym. Unfortunately the Amiodorone has given me an overactive thyroid.
My EP thinks due to extensive scarring above my atrium and right ventricle that the ablation will not hold long term. He has suggested an AV node ablation with pacemaker. I realise this is a no return option. But with my worsening EF which had dropped to 18% back in 2018 when firts diagnosed with AF is a little worrying.
Anyone had this type of procedure please? any how are you doing?
Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.
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