New to the group
This is probably the most exclusive group I’ve ever joined. I will have a pacemaker implanted next month. At 72, I’ve always been extremely active and have no symptoms except fluttering occasionally. I had a Holter monitor and was diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome. I have both bradycardia and tachycardia.. I have always had a low heart rate but the holter shows it is down in the 30s while sleeping and I have spikes over 100 a couple of times a day. If anyone has brady/tachy I’d like to hear from you. I’m living the good life alone in Costa Rica on a very remote finca so my commute is 4 1/2 hours each way to the hospital. I was told I would have to be checked 1 week after implant. Should I just stay in the city? I’m a bit nervous about the whole thing and loved reading how many of you are doing so well. Any suggestions would be appreciated.