Afib Pacemaker

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Treatment Overview. A pacemaker is a battery-powered device about the size of a pocket watch that sends weak electrical impulses to "set a pace" so that the heart is able to maintain a regular heartbeat. Some people who have atrial fibrillation need a pacemaker. The pacemaker does not treat atrial fibrillation itself..Pacemakers aren 't a cure for atrial fibrillation, but they can play an important role in afib treatment. Pacemakers are used most often for atrial fibrillation when someone 's heart rate switches between fast and slow rhythms. You may also need a pacemaker for atrial fibrillation if .Rate does not drop below what the pacemaker set for. This number is usually 60 beats per minutes in most people. The pacemaker however does not do anything to prevent the heart from going into an abnormal rhythm such as atrial fibrillation. It also does not prevent the heart beat from going too fast. Pacemakers also..