Daily pacing w/ new defibrillator/pacemaker. Diagnosed with LVNC
My ex-wife is still a very good friend of mine and I'm trying to be supportive because she's going through a lot. When we were married she often passed out and it was always assumed it was just because she had a low ejection fraction etc. When she went to the VA doc (she's a veteran) they never found anything. She's now 45 and this past spring she was told that she has Left Ventricular Non Compaction along with the low ejection fraction. She had a pacemaker implanted before they confirmed the LVNC and then she had to have a second surgery to remove the pacemaker and install the defibrillator/pacemaker combo. Anyway, she's having a very hard time because she says she feels worse now than before. She says that pacing happens daily and it makes her have a hard time breathing and gives her a heavy chest (like when you get anxiety). She said she doesn't know what to do because it happens every day. Is this going to stop happening or is this her new normal? The docs say it's doing what its supposed to do. Thanks for reading.
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