Hi, havent been here for quite a long time. I am 63, had a Medtronic for 9 years and got a replacement of St.Jude 2 years ago. There is one thing which bothers me:
After the new pm I have been sort of tired and my activity has clearly decreased. Have been in the gym every now and then but it does not feel good and visits are very rare now.
I wonder could the reason for tiredness be that the limit for the HR was set to 50 in operation instead of earlier 55?
When I noticed in annual check that the frequency limit of pm had been lowered I asked the doctor to adjust it back to 55 but the answer was that there is no need to readjust anything.
Otherwise I have been doing well. I am still working but I could retire any time I want.
The original diagnose in 2008 was sick sinus syndrome & paroxysmal attrial fibrillation.
You know you're wired when...
You have an excuse for being a couch potato.
The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.