Dizzness and tightness feeling in heart after pacemaker implantation
My father, implanted a dual chamber pacemaker (pm) to treat atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation 2 weeks ago, but ever since he is not feeling ok. He still feels dizzy when stands up, when walking normally in flat surfaces and of course when walking on stairs. He feels strains and tightness in the heart occasionally as well. He needs to stay for a while until his situation normalizes. During this symptoms he feels he is having arrhythmia as well. He describes this situation as worse than before the implantation of pm (before which he also had unexpected syncope). He felt dizzy since the day he underwent the procedure, but it thought it was due to this fact. The days to follow my father explained the symtoms to the electro physician who suggested to perform a ECG and measure the blood pressure, but they were ok. So the doctor said it was not from the pm. But due to the continuous symptoms, the days to follow my father contacted the doctor again, who invited my father to a meeting to check the equipmet. It resulted to be ok so the el.physisian cut us the way for further complains. My father though consulted witht the cardiologist of the same hospital who prescribed the medication to be taken after the pm (bisoprolol) and the cardiologist seemed to be the same surprised as the el.physicians advising my father to be checked for ventrigo, which absolutely my father does not suffer. My father does not suffer from heart failure as well. We are all new to this issue and have few information about it. We truly don't know what to expect. I try to read any information I get but I don't find anything about these symptoms in any medical website save the "pacemaker syndrome", which I don't think to be the case and none of the 2 doctors mentioned it at all. This is the only sitte I manage to read something about pm problems. I truly don't think this situation normal. My father is a biochemist and he understants that something is not going well between the beats of the atria and ventricle. I doubt the same as well. I don't think all this dizzness is only due to his sensitivity.
Does any one had the same situation and resolve it?
You know you're wired when...
You participate in the Pacer Olympics.
Just because you have a device doesn't mean you are damaged goods and can't do anything worthwhile and have to lie down and die. In fact, you're better and stronger. You're bionic!