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I'm Harry. 81 y.o. Runner & swimmer. Diagnosed w AFib in September 2020. Ablation in December. Now on eliquis, MulTaq & metoprolol. Now in bradycardia w pulse rate after exercise 50-47.
After ablation, electro physiologist said I still had some active cells in area of AV node. Pretty severe arrhythmia until about 3 weeks ago. So I gave serious consideration to Medtronic MICRA AV pacemaker & ablation of the AV node. EP said we could do it, but second opinions said to wait.
Now much better, walking 25 minutes daily, finally sleeping better, doing KardiaMobile daily: bradycardia but normal. In watchful waiting mode.
Anyone w experience w Medtronic MICRA trans catheter implanted, -- 2nd generation is called the MICRA AV -- I would love to hear from you.
AHAModerator, March 6, 2021 6:36pm EST
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XuanLoc, April 4, 2021 7:33pm EST
Almost a month since I posted about the Medtronic MICRA AV. I'm amazed that no one has responded. With the all millions of AFib patients, don't know how many may be members here, but this a technology -- and Medtronic is one of the most respect names in medicine -- whose time certainly has come. If you google it you will see the MICRA trans catheter procedure is being used by every major cardio hospital--Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Stamford, Texas Medical, thes goes on. For MedlinePlus, Iseem to be getting better, but when I read about the mult ablations and cardio versions people have to endure, I have to wonder, what I I missing? Why isn't this the game changer that it would seem to be? Maybe because the AV version is so relativ new.