AFib and Flutter
Hi, I had a pacemaker fitted last June to rectify an occasional heartbeat of around 29. All has been well since but pacemaker checks have revealed that I am still experiencing periods of flutter and AFIB lasting up to 20 minutes at longest. I suffer from ITP with a platelet count of around 30. One cardiologist wants to do and Ablation but will not do it unless my haematologist will give me medication to lift my platelet count to 70 and then give me anticoagulent treatment. My haematologist is not happy to raise the platelts simply to give anticoagulents. Another cardiac Consultant is offerering the "Watchman" procedure where a plug is inserted into a sack in the atrium thus preventing blood to enter an area where clotting occurs. The latter procedure requires a general anasthetic and only prevents clotting, it does not stop the AFib. I am extremely confused about my risks. Stay as I am/ Ablation/ Watchman. Anyone any thoughts?