I now have a kidney problem as well as PAF and a pacemaker for total heart block. Have been taking rivaroxaban since December and have got used to it now. I will have to have a pyleoplasty operation to repair a blockage on my left kidney and saw the consultant yesterday who explained the procedure. Alarm bells rang for me when he said he would have to turn the pacemaker off for a while so that he could use some form of electric current. As my pacemaker works all the time this has scared me.
Has anyone here had anything similar. I will be asking my pacemaker clinic about this before the operation but reassurances here will help. Thanks.