Lower rate change now breathless

Hi Everyone 

Posting for my Husband, he had his pacemaker implanted in January 2019 due to complete heart block. He also had an Ablation for Afib in March 2019. Since the Ablation he has been in the main inNSR (he does get a lot of extra beats) with a few episodes of AFIB. John has suffered with mild breathlessness in recent years but since the Ablation it increased. The lower rate change from 50 to 70 seems to have made it much worse. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.




by Tracey_E - 2019-07-18 09:05:11

Were they trying to outpace the afib by raising the lower rate? It can take some time to get the right combination of settings and meds. Call his doctor and ask to be seen again. 


by Boneysjoint - 2019-07-25 16:34:14

An update on my Husband, we have received the EP’s letter which says:

”He remains in sinus rhythm but has now developed complete heart block. On interrogating his Pacemaker he has had some episodes of AF but he mode switches appropriately. He has some issues with atrial ectopy so we have increased his lower rate limit to 70. I will review again in 6 months”

So not sure if the Ablation was a success or not really. Also his breathing on slight exertion is still no better.  


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