Has anyone on the forum had an AV Node ablation and Pacemaker. It was one of the treatments to consider when I met with an EP for the first time last week. (have been previously treated by a cardiac consultant for last 6.5 years for AF). Apparently I have a number of arrhythmia's going on which are quite complex. (I never do anything by halves !). No surprise given the horrendous episodes I have, knew something was badly amiss.
Still on meds, Flecainide and Atenolol, but EP is sending me for an Echo and a Angiogram to check my arteries are ok as Flecainide is not good or particularly safe if I have artery problems.
I had waited 10 weeks for an NHS EP appointment even though I was on the cardiac care ward for 5 days in the early summer and told, every day, that an EP was coming to see me about an ablation but no one came. I paid to see an EP last week and mentioned it to him, he said no one had told them I was there! Not very satisfactory all round.
I was surprised an Ablation was not given higher prominence in the hour long EPconsultation, as I assumed it would be the treatment of choice by EP's. Very balanced consultation I thought with lots to think about. An Ablation procedure in my area has a 1 year waiting list. All the pro's and con's were spelt out to me very clearly.
So I sit and wait (yet again) for nhs hospital to send appointments for the tests. Very unnerving.
Any personal experience of AV Node ablation would be helpful please, I have read the useful AFA pamphlet.