Sick Sinus Syndrome

Sick Sinus Syndrome

"Sick Sinus Syndrome"I have bradycardia, tachycardia & a-fib. Doctor has put me on Eliquis. Says my heart regulator is not working correctly. He mentioned a pacemaker. Does anyone know what the next steps are going to be? Have multiple other health issues. How long before I find out more? Ty in advance! Will a pacemaker hopefully solve the issues? I have wore a monitor for 2 weeks also had a heart ECHO.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Hi everyone, I have Afib on and off for the past 8yrs. The first time I came out of Afib after 4 months in meds only and lasted for 4yrs, than I had a angiogram to check hear for any blockage all was clear and had a second cardoversion which lasted 3yrs. Now the past year I have been in and out of Afib it would come and last a few weeks than be gone for amonth. My SO said this would happen as you get older and the longer you have Afib you will have more slow often.
Had 3 opinions they all said the best for me at this point was to have the new MICRA PACEMAKER so small as a vitamin capsule.
I want to tell EVERYONE I had it done yesterday and only took an hour procedure and overnight stay. Came home today best thing I ever did, 1 it was quick 2 only a small incision at top of your groan. 3 no cut in your chest fast and pain free, no large cut under your skin like the large old ones with leads that cause infections and more risks.
They shoot in your attire like the same way as an Ablation is done but much quicker it is placed in your lower chamber with no wires, it is wireless.
It has a 99% success rate, YouTube has a video of look up MICRA PACEMAKE WITH AGE MORE ABLATION, it will give the facts and video to view the procedure and risks but are very minimal. You are back to regular duties after 4 weeks.

posted 8 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I'd say it's either complicated or you should seek a second opinion.

posted 8 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Hi Kathy. I can't imagine having both A-Fib and Tachycardia since both of these are related to exceptionally fast heart races. Try to stay on the Diltiazem if possible. I've been on it for a while now and it seems to work OK for me although my condition is the opposite of yours. I have A-Fib but it is Bradycardia I have with it. I got a pacemaker in 2016 and have been doing good with it. Hang in there.

posted 8 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I got my pacemaker in 2011 for bradycardia episodes. My heart rate would go to 170 or more during afib episodes then drop to 35 in seconds. Everything went black and I couldn’t move. I never lost consciousness but I couldn’t move at all. It would slowly pass. The pacemaker controls my heart rate but I still had irregular heartbeats for a few years. I am on lots of meds to control this and am doing better now. The point of my story is that the pacemaker controlled my heart rate but not the afib. Maybe they have improved them since I got mine in 2011. I have a model called Enrythum. I believe if helped but couldn’t always keep my heart from going crazy!! I have also had two ablations. The first one didn’t help at all but I guess the second one helped some but it certainly wasn’t a cure! I am much better now but unfortunately I am now in heart failure. My bp is good now but was very high for years. I took Coumadin for 8 years and got a blood clot in my lungs while I was on it. I am on Eliquis 5 mg twice a day now. Goodnight to all.
Nancy in Texas

posted 8 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

The Holter monitor will let your doctor know if you might need a pacemaker. If you heart beats too slow (bradycardia) he may suggest one. A pacemaker will keep your heart in a normal rhythm which is what is needed for a healthier lifestyle. Also, with a pacemaker, they can be adjusted/set at different setting according to your lifestyle.

posted 8 months ago
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