Patient Comments: Atrial Fibrillation - Procedures

Question:

Describe the procedures you've had to treat atrial fibrillation. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Nancy, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 02

I had ablation for my atrial fibrillation. Two days later when I kept passing out, I was rushed by helicopter to my heart hospital. Medications were given and a temporary pacemaker was put in my jugular vein until the Pradaxa was out of my system. Finally a permanent pacemaker was put in my chest. I did not realize until later what a dangerous situation this was. Ablation is supposed to have a 99 percent success rate.

Comment from: HondaDoug, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 08

In April of last year, I had an atrial fibrillation episode, where I passed out. My neighbor took me to the emergency room. One hour later I was on the way to the hospital. Two days later I had a pacemaker installed. Since that time, the heart doctor has taken me off all related medications and the pacemaker is doing its job. I still have a problem with shortness of breath, but that is because of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Comment from: Brown, 45-54 Male Published: April 03

I had ablation done 10 years ago and never had a problem since. The past couple of weeks, my heart has been rapidly beating but I still feel OK. I’m just wondering what's going on and if there is a possibility that my spare pathway has grown back together.

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