2 months Post Pacemaker/ICD and AV Node Ablation
It will be 2 months tomorrow that I had a Medtronic Claria MRI Quad CRT Defibrillator implanted and an AV Node ablation. I thought I would be feeling happier about the decision to have this done by now, but I would say overall my arrhythmia is no better and frequently worse. I was in 2 weeks ago and they did the final settings on my device. They set the low rate at 70 and the high at 130. I would say I am rarely at 70 resting. I had to stop Jardiance for 2 weeks due to yeast infections and, despite that my cardio says stopping it doesn't cause arrhythmia, my arrhythmia got worse. I'm back on the Jardiance and waiting to see a better rhythm return. In the last week I've had a handfull of NSVT (the device previously recorded 1 episode of NSVT with the last interrogation time 0f 9/14-10/19) and lots of PVCs. The last device interrogation also showed 99% was paced and everything solidly where it should be. I'm pretty sure if they did an interrogation now, it would not be nearly as good.
My understanding was that the AV Node ablation would prevent me from feeling most of the arrhythmia, thinking it was due to a-fib. But I have to say that the PVC's I'm having are just as bad, if not worse. Should this be recorded on the automatic nightly download, if I called the EP and asked them to look at the data?
Is an adjustment in order? Not sure who to contact on this first - my primary cardio, who controls my meds (metoprolol, jardiance and losarten), or the EP cardio who did the implant.
Thanks for any thoughts on this,
You know you're wired when...
Like the Energizer Bunny, you keep going.
Try to concentrate on how youre able to be active again and feel normal, rather than on having a machine stuck in your body.