100% dependant and PM cuts out
Hi, Ive had a pacemaker for three years- a result of third degree heart block after a complication from/during an ablation. Basically the bad pathway they were zapping was longer than they thought and when they zapped they knocked out the bottom of my healthy heart. So now im 100% dependant on the pacemeker. The top beats and the PM beats the bottom. Im 47 and was a runner prior to this. After a week in ICU at 20bpm they implanted the top of the line medtronic pm. After that I had persistant periacardits for one year so I was unable to exercise and my cardio went to basically zero. Now I have tried several times, and the pacemaker clinic try to adjust the pacemaker but they seem stuck; what happens is I try to work out and when my HR reaches somewhere be 160-170bpm my Pm thinks my heart is pacing so it stops and my HR goes to 60-80ish and makes me almost pass out because the bottom of my heart isnt pacing. Has anyone experienced this and were you successful in having the PM adjusted to a limit that it never cuts out??
Thanks in adanvce
You know you're wired when...
You take technology to heart.
I finished 29th in London in 2 hours 20 minutes 30 seconds which is my fastest with or without a device so clearly it didnt slow me down ! I had no problems apart from some slight chaffing on my scar - more Vaseline next time.