Yes, atrial fibrillation is sometimes treated with a pacemaker.
In some people whose A-fib can't be managed with medications, cardiologists may suggest a procedure that permanently blocks the electrical connection AV node ablation. Since this procedure eliminates the body's usual method of telling the heart to beat, the person then must get a pacemaker.
between the upper and lower parts of the heart. This is called
Although this approach tends to eliminate symptoms due to A-fib, it doesn't eliminate the risk of stroke, since the heart's upper chambers continue to fibrillate. For this reason, most A-fib patients with pacemakers still are treated with blood thinners.