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    Senior Member Chris K's Avatar
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    I think a pacemaker may be my only option - four ablations means that I possibly only have scar tissue around the pulmonary and nothing left to safely burn.
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    Nothing to fear from a pacemaker.

    40min opp, while still awake.

    Back to running after 12 weeks.

    All the best Chris.
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    "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."

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    Just to clarify: in general, pacemakers - which are for hearts that go too slow - do not "treat" AF, but occasionally they do help when
    1/ the AF is, in a complicated way, the result of the heart going too slow, and/or
    2/ the drugs needed to keep the heart out of AF result in it going too slow.

    Best wishes to all!

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    A variety of reasons, but my visit to the cardiologist on Thursday was a complete waste of time, except the ECG confirmed my old Polar HRM is still working and I'm still at 110 resting pulse. Having still not read my notes (not his entire fault), his only way forward was to swap one pill for another. Being patient, I explained why I rejected this idea and suggested it may help if he spoke to the team at the Freeman........
    He hadn't at close of play on Friday, so looks like it'll be me and great support from my GP to make progress!
    Mike T, I'll let you see my 'history' if we ever meet up!
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