Atrial Fibrillation after Implantation of Pacemaker
On December 18, 2018, a Medronic pacemaker was implanted. I apparently had bradycardia with a pulse of 28 bpm at night with 7 second pauses. But I was asymptomatic. Five days after receiving the pacemaker, my chest began hurting and deep breaths were painful to draw. I was told that my heart tissue was inflamed, and that Ibuprofen was the answer. I took it for several days, and the benefit was amazing. No more such pain. Today, December 27, I went in for a wound check, feeling fine, and the technician also monitored my pacemaker. She stated, "You are in atrial fribillation." Now, my EP has prescribed Pradaxa until my heart is back into rhythm. Again, NO SYMPTOMS, FEELING FINE! Here is what I want to know: is this new revelation of AFIB a result of irritation of the heart, and will the condition correct itself? Or will I be living with AFIB and Pradaxa forever? I would appreciate some advice on this from those of you who may have experienced similar events.