Is an AV Node Ablation a good idea?
Hope this finds everyone doing fine. I appreciated all your comments with questions I've had in the past and hope that you won't mind helping me again.
My cardiologist and EP have given me 3 options in regard to my chronic a-fib. I had an open heart Cox Maze procedure in Feb '06 and an ablation and PM (unexpected) in July '06.....in spite of these procedures, I still get bouts of a-fib just about everyday. My heart rate will rang from 60-145. They feel that I could start Amiodorane to see if it helps, but I was warned of all the side effects (I also have a chronic lung infection). The second choice was another ablation with a new biventricular pacemaker (was told I would have a 60% success rate - my luck is not good, so I would be in the 40%) and the third option is an AV Node Ablation and the biventricular PM. I'm more inclined to go where the most success would be....the AV Node Ablation. I wondered if any of you have had one and your opinion as to whether it was good or bad. To me it's a major decision...being totally dependent on a mechanical device.
I appreciate any input you may have....this is the greatest support group with a group of great, caring people!!