110 BPM sustained for 30 minutes whilst asleep.
In August 2017 I had a dual lead Metronic pacemaker implanted for a 20 second pause during the night discovered by the Reveal Device reading implanted previous year for dizziness and actual near fainting spell. It was a shock but I'm well used to having the pacemaker now
Recently, For a year or so probably since Autumn of 21, I had been experiencing what I thought was indigestion. It was very intermittent but did get worse during this Summer. Often it would stop me in my tracks so I paid a visit to my cardiologist. He took it quite seriously, the pain never increased on exertion but I did feel slightly breathless when I walked uphill which I think is quite normal I am nearly 73!
He put me on Lansoprazole to see if it improved and arranged for a CT Angiogram. I couldn't tolerate the drug so came off it. Had the CT after organising blood tests first. Was hoping all would be well. I heard from my cardiologist a few days later. I had a 95 to 99% blocked right coronary artery which was critical and a possible angioplasty was organised for two days later. I was told there was a surgical team standing by in case stents couldn't be inserted and bypass might be necessary. It was all pretty scary! Thank goodness the angioplasty worked. I had two stents inserted as I also had disease in the Ostium which I've never heard of?
I'm on a cocktail of drugs now, Clopidogrel, aspirin, and 80 mgs of Atorvastatin. I am told this is genetic as I eat a very healthy diet and am small and very slim.
I only had a CT Angiogram in February 19 which showed plaque of only 30 to 40%
I have now got over the shock but I have noticed since the stents I'm having more palpitations often quite a run. Also for a few times now my Apple Watch is picking up a heart rate of 110 beats per minute whilst I'm asleep. It happened last night and was sustained for 30 minutes. A couple of weeks ago it went to 116 but it was only for five minutes or so.
whenever I ask the electrophysiologist anything about Apple Watch data she always seems to disregard it?
my question is I have the next pacemaker check mid January but I'm thinking about bringing this forward as my last check was a reading I sent in pre stents beginning of July.
I would like like some reassurance all is ok.
Any comments would be greatly appreciated to help me decide.
thanks in anticipation
You know you're wired when...
You make store alarms beep.
I feel so blessed to have this little gem implanted in me. When I think of the alternative it is quite overwhelming sometimes.