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Pacemaker fitted August 2015; on holiday few weeks ago, had

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Pacemaker fitted August 2015; on holiday few weeks ago, had several palpitation attacks, day after returning, taken into hospital and finally prescribed calcium blockers to speed up heartbeat. Home last Friday but awake for long time last night with palpitations again. Am I going to have to live with this?

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No, you shouldn't.

However, you might need another procedure like an ablation to stop the focus of these heartbeats

So the pacemaker can regulate the heartbeat to an extent but if you are having arrhythmias from other parts of the heart, you might need a doctor to go in there and burn out the focus of the arrhythmias. This is commonly needed with pacemakers

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your answer which has given me better understanding of the procedure. When with a consultant in hospital, it is not always easy to take in what is being said. Your answer has clarified it.

welcome :)