AV Node Ablation and pacemaker
Hi all ,
Ive just joined the club as i wanted to see if anyone could shed some light on my situation as some of you may have been through it already.
Im 58 and had my aortic valve replaced 3.5 years ago now. Since then i have been in and out of AF. My periods in sinus get shorter and shorter being 2.5 years, 6 months, 4 months and recently 6 weeks.
Ive had one ablation 5 months ago now.
I have retired and want to lead an active life running, weight training, football and dancing. None of these to an extreme just average exertion. I cant do any of these while im in AF and it gets me down.
I have a second abaltion in mid October. I want to be positive but i cant help but think im destined to be in permanent AF.
I talked to my NHS consultant about AV node abaltion and pacemaker but he told me this was the last thing i wanted to do at my age and with my active lifestyle. However after reading some of your posts i dont know why i cant go through with it.
I know i should probably wait until after the second abaltion as 2 together have a higher chance of success. I have an enlarged left atrium and have virtually eliminated alcohol, caffiene, stress, weight gain from my life. Also just coming off artificial sweetners as read in the posts this could be a trigger.
So please can you give me some advice on where to go with this and give me some hope that i will get back to the lifestyle i want.
You know you're wired when...
Your old device becomes a paper weight for your desk.
I've never had a problem with my model.