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Previous heart failure Doc was an ace.  New guy? I'm not sure. He went over the pulmonary function stress test I went through a month ago, and I have a replacement PM as of Nov 30.  His conclusion(s): my lungs are fine, my heart is compromised (cardiomyopathy). His answers, and explanations were accompianied with lots of eh, er, cough, runny nose, etc.  It didn't seem he had a handle on his explanation.  Altho he's not an EP, and let it be known he is not one, he offerred EP style answers. Couple of his answers were suspicious: "Your heart is being paced at 90%. Your body is using carbon dioxide efficiently. Your pacemaker was optimized when it was implanted."

Afterward, I was thinking the body uses oxygen and sheds carbon dioxide. Device nurse later stated, you're A-V Node ablated.you're being paced at 100%  She also stated the only way to optimize a PM is with a sonographer, a Doc who can "read" an echo and a device nurse who will adj. timing according to the Docs instructions.

My confidence in this guy is not that great..........Whatcha think?



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I just want to share about the quality of life after my pacemaker, and hopefully increase awareness that lifestyles do not have to be drastically modified just because we are pacemaker recipients.