Hello all, hope all is well, I have a question about flecainide for afib, I went to see an EP about 5 months ago who suggested I have an ablation for my paroxysmal afib and at some point remove my pacemaker because of my low percentages which was very much concerning to me so I opted for a second opinion. This other EP from the boston location came highly recommended and said ablation would be a last resort so he put me on this medicine and lowered my pacing rate to 45. He also stated to leave the PM in case I should need it down the road. My question with flecainide is how low it makes my heart rate. When im at the gym before the flecainide I could raise my hr up to 125/130 and now maybe at the highest 105. Also, ill be sitting at my desk and notice my apple watch reading around 47-54 which makes me somewhat nervous. Are the low rates a concern? I am also one day left on my 2 week zio patch my EP had me wear just . Im just a little nervous it gets that low. Be well
You know you're wired when...
You have a maintenance schedule just like your car.
I have a well tuned pacer. I hardly know I have it. I am 76 year old, hike and camp alone in the desert. I have more energy than I have had in a long time. The only problem is my wife wants to have a knob installed so she can turn the pacer down.