First EP Clinic Appointment
My pacemaker was implanted at the end of June following a 12-second pause. I have my first EP Clinic appointment tomorrow (following the initial appointment a week after implantaton) and I plan to ask about my settings. In a past post, Gemita offered some terrific questions to pose and those are on the top of my list.
My queston today: If my settings are changed, how soon might I expect to feel a difference?
Currently, my heart rate jumps whenever I initiate just about any kind of activity such as walking upstairs, walking my dog, even getting out of bed. This did not happen prior to my pacemaker. It is set 60bpm to 130bpm. While my heart rate rarely goes above 130, I feel my heart pounding and I become lightheaded for awhile after it jumps. I also have PVCs and PACs that I hope may be addressed with settings along with my medication (240mg Diltiazem in the morning for PACs and 200mg Acebutolol in the late afternoon) for PVCs.
Thank you and I so appreciate the information, support and compassion of this group!
You know you're wired when...
You fondly named your implanted buddy.
My pacemaker has ultimately saved mine and my unborn childs life for which I am thankful.