Hi first post. 54 year old male, very active and fit, history of SVT for the last couple of years. Had my second ablation on May 22 that left me with second degree heart block. Spent a 1.5 week with very low heart rate (20 at night to 40 during the day), finally got my dual chamber Boston Scientific pacemaker last night.
Today had been a rough day, pain is definitely there but under control. However I feel very weak, I have been in the hospital for the last 5 days and did loose 15 lbs in 5 days so I guess some of this is expected.
What is most concerning is the short bouts of rapid heart rate 100-120, nausea, and feeling that my heart is pounding.
You know you're wired when...
You have a shocking personality.
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.