Is a pacemaker right for me?
Hello, I am 27 years old. My story began in April 2018. At the time, I thought I just had nausea and vomiting, went to the ER, they said everything was fine and went home. Next episode happened in June/July. I completely passed out twice. Both times while sitting down. Second time I was sitting in bath tub, boyfriend found me passed out and lifted me up and was shaking me awake. He said he thought I was dead. He said there was no response. Called 911, sat in ER with monitoring. Told Dr. I was having same symptoms as before, when I passed out. Stayed alert but monitor recorded my heart paused for 5 seconds. The whole staff pretty much told me a was getting a PM. Went to cardio unit for 2 days under observation. Cardiologist said everything looked fine and sent me on my way. Next episode happened in August. Felt same as when I was in ER. Emailed Cardio, scheduled tilt table test. Test was at end of August. Passed out at 40-minute mark. Recorded a pause of "at least 20 seconds". My cardio sent me for a second opinion. Second opinion suggested medication. I pushed for loop recorder. I got recorder implanted at end of October. Only symptoms recorded so far are Tachy. Apple watch has recorded HR as low as 36 bpms.
So, to break it down:
Recorded two pauses so far: 5 seconds and 20 seconds
Thank you in advance.