pacemaker to right AFib

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I have just recieve a letter from my surgeon with the suggestion they fit a pacemaker , One ablation worked 5 years ago but the second one this year has not worked and I am still left with arrhythmia .  Had anyone else had a pacemaker fittes fot this reason and has it worked

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    Hello Anna I had a simalar problem but my AF was caused by left ventricular failure so I had whats called a Bi ventricular pace maker fitted and that was 2and a half yrs ago it takes time for them to get meds right but it worked for and I am doingthings as a normal person You should ask what type of pacemaker you need and take their advice all  the best and keep in youch M   
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      Hi Maureen94 thank you for that appreciated , So do you still have to have meds with the pacemaker , I know nothing about them , I was just pushing him to try another ablation , as the first one worked well , but the second has failed
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      Hi Anna yes you still will need med . But it depends on what your reasons for Af : I know its difficult to talk to some of these consultants but its your right to ask questions until you are safisfied. But if you need a pace maker do not be afraid it will make your life better and you will get used to it .hope you get some answers M.
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      thank you , he is considering it as I have Afib and its the pulmonary veins that are causing the problems , and I have so many allergies to meds , thats my biggest issue . He cant give me Amiodarone as I have allergy to Iodine . he then considered Dronederone , but he said it remains difficult in this area with restrictions that have been placed from the primary care ,

       

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      Hi well it sounds like you are getting told the problems so just believe and have Faith and trust tjat with the right pacemaker you will have better quality of life .let me know how things go and when you have the pacemaker fitted don t be afraid you will be sore for a few weeks but it will be worth it and I am 

      sure they will work out your Meds as well all the best M.

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    Hi Anna I ain't had one but my elder brother as after quadrupal bypass, stents he says it's a lot better  sorry for lack of advice not going to guess on this one but hope all works our fine for you since I started with af in August really surprised how little media heart disease gets compared to cancer
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      Hi popeye62  Thank you I am a bit nervous about this, as far as I am aware I have no other heart problems apart from this dam Afib which is driving me nuts and stopping me from having a normal life , Its gone crazy today and just not stopped , I am feeling really weak from it today
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      Sorry to hear that Anna hope if you have it you get a new. Lease of life if or when my af comes back I want proper treatment not zombie creating meds all the best 
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      My sentiments exactly ,  I dont want meds that make me like a zombie , I am so fed up with feeling like this and not being able to do much , thats why I am pushing for the 3rd Ablation , I just feel there is a chance , as it worked for 4.5 years last time , this time it was only 3 weeks , buts its not totally as it was before now , I am just having no end of extra beats , and what are like pausing in the beats that make me a little dizzy
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