Hello everyone, please do read my profile to get a bit of history.
I have Heart Failure, Left ventricular failure Ef 37%, Left Atria impairment, and presently in AF. The AF started 4 weeks ago as Fast AF and I was admitted for 5 days. I was started on Bisopolol (Beta Blocker) and my heart rate in now a little slower. I am now booked to have internal Cardioversion (electric shock) to try and revert my rhythm back to normal. I was diagnosed in March and although I had few symptoms at the time I have deteriorated very quickly although I was walking 3 KMs a day. I now pretty much do not leave my home as walking is impossible. My heart is just not pumping blood sufficiently to feed my muscles. I am also retaining fluid, so just started on Furosemide.
I am also now on waiting list for Bi-ventricular Pacemaker, which I understand will sync the beats in my heart chambers. Then I will be offered an AV node ablation through the pacemaker which will kill my natural heart triggers and relay totally on the pacemaker.
All scary stuff. Has anyone had experiences of these three procedures.
1 internal Cardioversion
2 Bi-ventricular Pacemaker
3 Ablation through pacemaker.
Thanks for reading....