I need your help!
I am so frustrated! I had my PM implanted in March 07 and I am still having SO many problems. I was told my Doctor was one of the best but he (actually a team of 5) can't figure out what is wrong. I got the PM because I have a second degree heart block when I exercise. My heart rate would go from 170 to 60 and stay there for a minute or two while working out. The signal from the upper chamber to the lower chamber was not going throught so that is where the pacemaker came in. After MONTHS they seemed to get the setting right. But again my heart rate started dropping at strange times. NOW they think there might be a problem with the atrium (upper chamber). Is there any one else out there with a similar problem? I am 44 and work out a lot. I teach at a health club. I am going back again for more tests, I have been to the hospital almost every week since March! I'm really starting to think I'm crazy! I don't know if I should try a new doctor. Does anyone have a doctor who specializes in unique cases? I don't even care if I have to travel. I live in RI and drive to Mass General now! Any info would be great. Thanks!