Awaiting my pacemaker implant on 16/1/19
Hi everyone, totally new to pacemakers. I am looking for some advice please. New Years Day my HR dropped to 37 bpm for a short while, then returned to normal. Fortunately I captured an ECG on my Kardia machine and forwarded on to the Cardiologist. I had an appointment on the 7th Jan the ECG showed complete heart block. I am having a dual chamber pacemaker fitted on the 16th Jan. I am wondering are there any pertinent questions I should ask the cardiologist, or any beneficial things I should look into before my surgery. I had a BAV replaced in 2012 and a successful Ablation for Atrial flutter in June 18. I do get occasional Atrial fibrillation which is well controlled with 40 mg Verapamil twice a day. Also, what is the time frame for recovery please? Any help would be much appreciated.