Waiting for Pacemaker
I'm 29, F, and i was diagnosed with complete AV block just recently.
All my life i was asymptomatic, I never really felt dizziness, chest pains or lightheadedness (or so i thought, cause i think i don't have any other comparison). I lead a very normal life. I play sports at least twice a week and I even went skydiving just the previous month.
One day, I was on my third day of fasting for my religion (dinner only), I went out with my friends to have dinner. I was making a joke so I stood up quickly then, I fainted. I woke up 30 secs after.
When i was in the hospital,I'm apparently already averaging 39bpm resting heart rate and my sleeping heart rate goes down to 30bpm. I did multiple tests (ecg, stress test, 2d-echo, cardio mri). They said that my tests such as MRI is good (my heart is structurally ok). During my stress test i reached anout 110bpm. During my 6 day stay in the hospital, i felt normal and i walk around and go to the toilet. No more fainting episodes. Doctor said that my lower chamber is independently beating as a survival mechanism and could be stressing my heart already.They told me that to have PM for preventive measures.
At first i was really scared of PM. Why would i need it? Me passing out could be because i didnt eat anything right? Why would i have surgery if I feel okay? I was scared that it will change my lifestyle and I'll be limited to what i can do. Once i was educated by the doctor and read messages here i become much more confident to do it.
I'm scheduled to undergo surgery on the 25th, which is 2 weeks from now.
Because of the incident, some nights i become anxious to sleep. I was scared that my heart will not beat anymore. Is 2 weeks from now a long wait? i ws thinking if it's an emergency the doctor will do it asap right?