People with atrial fibrillation may need a pacemaker for a variety of reasons. These reasons include:
- You have atrial fibrillation that comes and goes. And you have a fast heart rate when you are in atrial fibrillation and a slow heart rate when you are not in atrial fibrillation. This is called tachy-brady syndrome.
- You had an AV node ablation procedure that destroyed the AV node in your heart.
- You have a problem with the natural pacemaker of the heart (AV or SA node).
- You take a medicine for atrial fibrillation that slows your heart rate too much.
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