ICD connection with loss of memory
My "heart story" is that of quite an interesting journey, but long story short, I had a dual ICD inserted in January of 23 along with an ablation for atrial flutter. I continued with extreme fatigue and episodes of afib (no more a-flutter) and pvcs. In September, the dr and ICD tech adjusted the settings on my ICD -- one of those tweaks being that they turned on Rate Response. The tweaking didn't seem to help -- in fact, I think I have felt worse. Then a little over a month after that appointment, I experienced a sudden loss of memory of more or less the previous 4 days. A trip to the local ER ruled out a stroke, but beyond that, they offered little info or advice. (That whole ER experience is a story for another day. All I have to say is, I'm glad my wife was there to inform them of my history before they did something that would have been disastrous.)
My question is this: could the ICD and the Rate Response being turned on have anything at all to do with the sudden memory loss? Is there any cardiac connection to that type of episode beyond the usual thinking towards a stroke or TIA? I have a call into the facility and drs that performed the insertion, which is 4 hours away from my home, and am waiting for their advice, but wondering if anyone else has seen anything like this before.
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