problems with pacemaker

had pacemaker installed 4 years ago for 30 b.p.m. went in for first checkup dr. tells me they didnt tell me you had an a they shocked me. havent felt good sense. pacemeker people say every thing is fine but my heart was out of rythem 49 times in 3 mo. im tired all time . my blood pres. is every where as is my pulse. had recent e.k.g. which it was abnormal,corected QT was .410 sec.but hey tell me every thing is fine i just want to get right , any ideas of what might be going on? or what i should do?


No answers, just questions

by Gotrhythm - 2018-09-04 15:56:19

I'm happy to say I have no personal experience with a-fib. I really don't know what's going on. But as I read your posts, I had several questions, questions you might want to pose to your cardiologist.

1. What are my pacemaker settings? The base rate--which the pacemaker won't go below and the highest rate---which the pacemaker won't push your heart above.  It's normal for your heartrate to go up and down. As long as your pulse is between those two numbers. there's nothing to worry about. If your pulse is going below or above those numbers, that's something that needs to be asked about.

2. What is my pacemaker supposed to do about a-fib? Anything? or does a-fib need to be controlled some other way?

3. What are the implications of "being out of rhythm" 49 times in three months?

4. What drugs am I on that could be causing me to feel bad?

It seems to me that you have two separate problems, slow heart rate for which you have a pacemaker, and a-fib. To communicate effectively with your doctor, you need to sort them out so that you each know which you are talking about when you have discussions. 


a fib i was wrong about corected qt , it actuly was .488 , now my neck and chest is swollen clear up and turning a dark color

by rickkunk - 2018-09-04 22:21:39

my corected qt was .488. now my chest and neck is swokken clear up and turning a dark color


by ROBO Pop - 2018-09-05 14:07:46

if your chest and neck are swelling and turning colors why are you here talking to us. Get to urgent care 

Urgent care, hell!

by AgentX86 - 2018-09-05 19:19:44

Go directly to the emergency room! Do not pass go!

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