I have had two failed ablations for AVNRT, the second one left me with third degree heart block and a dual chamber pacemaker. The doctors now want to do a third ablation as I am having several ARNRTs per week and they are not controlled with medicane.
The other issue I still have is that when I pace in the bottom chamber I get a real sick feeling. I get week and feel nauseaand since I pace about 40% of the time in the lower chamber this is not good. I am 54 years old and was very active although this has put a stop to any of my activities. They did lengthen the AV delay and I felt alot better but this caused heart block so they changed the delay back so now I am back to feeling like crap. Does this every end? Do you ever feel normal again. 7 weeks since the pacemaker and I am loosing hope of ever having a normal life again. Thanks
You know you're wired when...
You have a T-shirt that reads Wired4Sound.
I have had my pacer since 2005. At first it ruled my life. It took some time to calm down and make the mental adjustment. I had trouble sleeping and I worried a lot about pulling wires. Now I just live my life as I wish.