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What is retro fire in pacemakers? Went in today and was told i am having retro fire. Said it was common my retro fire just a little longer? Thanks..


retro fire?

by AgentX86 - 2018-08-25 00:15:08

I've never heard that term before but perhaps what they meant was "retrograde conduction"?  This is where, instead of the AV node conducting the timing pulses from the atria to the ventricles, the conduction is reversed from the ventricles to the atria.  That is, the ventricles are paced and the signal is conducted back to the atria, which causes AV dyssynchrony.


by Echosmom - 2018-08-25 00:35:44

Yes..that was it..retrograde. Uncomfortable but harmless I hope. Thank you so much..

Retrograde conduction- AV dyssynchrony

by AgentX86 - 2018-08-25 01:40:37

It's not harmless but not a dire emergency,  either. It's something that, if it can be fixed,  it should be. You don't say anything more about your condition and why you need a pacemaker, so it's impossible to even guess further.


by Echosmom - 2018-08-25 02:14:11

I was diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome in 2011 with 2 previous MI. Also have stents. Pacemaket, dual chamber for Bradycardia. Just started. Was under tremendous stress last week. It started then. Heart palpitations. Went for pacemaket check today. Tech did something yhst brought on exact symptoms..said retrograde. Said I had no tachycardia, no A Fib. Now worried I will have attack of tachycardis..:(


by Gotrhythm - 2018-08-25 16:27:48

I just came from the EP. Said I had occasional retrograde conduction. Since there were no instances of ventricular tachycardia, he saw no cause for concern, however he did schedule me for remote checks at 3 months rather than 6 months.

So far, I haven't found worry about the possibility that my electrical issues might get worse to be helpful. What does help is to stay hydrated and keep my electolytes balanced. Magnesium is particularly good for helping me to stay calm, and staying calm definintely reduces palpitations.


by Echosmom - 2018-08-25 16:47:59

Thank you..not so worried now that I heard someone else has this issue. Talked to my doc today as heart rate was low on bp cuff. He said since I was iterrogated yesterday not to wory. Conduction issue from interrogation..something aout pbar and will fix itself..not to worry..

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