Was an interesting week, last Monday I fainted while on the treadmill, passed out for less the a minute. Wife took me to the ER as I had CABGx4 last year and was never a fainter.
They did some test, the usual stuff.
On Tuesday the Dr. was thinking an elecrical issue as my bypass was just over a year old, as well as I am a runner and had just completed half marathon 3 weeks ago.
So he sent me for a stress test, this is where the fun started, I went through the first 3 stages of the test without issues and the cardio tech asked if I wanted stage 4, there was also a Dr there, so 2 minutes in I fainted and woke to the Dr performing CPR.
I seemed to be a very interesting case to them, but they had a very accurate readout of what had been going on and from this they concluded that I had a Ventricular Tachycardia episode and need an ICD. They also went on to say that they suspected that my beta blocker had been supressing it and as I had been coming off the beta blocker it crept through.
So 3 days later a medivac flight to a cardic centre for a 45 mins procedure and a flight back later in the afternoon.
So roaming the internet with a thirst for info I came across this site and will be reading for a while.
Being a runner one of the things I want to get back to is running, my wife runs and it is our social outlet, so I really don't want to not run and my Drs have said I should continue, just not sure my head will let me for a bit, plus I am pretty sore right now from not only the surgery but also the rib pain from the CPR.
Please feel free to send me any insights you have, I am also part of abother great group called Cardiac Athletes which I joined after my bypass, a great group filled with postive people and hope to find the same here.