What arrhythmias require a pacemaker?
- Slow heart rhythm (bradycardia)
- Fainting spells (syncope)
- Heart failure.
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Can you still have arrhythmia with a pacemaker? Pacemakers can be directly involved in initiating or sustaining different forms of arrhythmia. These can cause symptoms such as dyspnea, palpitations, and decompensated heart failure.
Do you need a pacemaker for arrhythmia? Pacemakers are used to treat arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, which are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. You may need a pacemaker if the electrical activity of your heart is abnormal and you have an abnormal heart rhythm.
What are the signs of needing a pacemaker? Symptoms that may indicate the need for further cardiac evaluation and possible pacemaker treatment include one or more of the following: An overall sense of fatigue that makes it difficult to complete even simple daily tasks. Dizziness and lightheadedness that may occur only with standing or become relatively constant.