Third Abliation

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 

 


2 Comments

it's still early

by Tracey_E - 2019-07-16 10:23:23

7 weeks isn't long. It takes time for your body to heal, for the heart to get used to being paced, for them to fine tune the settings to your needs. They send us home with a good guess but when we are younger and active, that's all it is- a guess. No two of us are alike and settings are not one size fits all. If they haven't done it yet, ask about a treadmill. They like to make the changes in small increments and it's not at all uncommon to take a few tries to get it right. The treadmill can speed that up. Don't give up hope, there are still a lot of things they can tinker with to get you feeling good again. 

Are you on new meds? It can take a few weeks up to a few months to get used to being on new meds. 

Meds

by Dprib - 2019-07-16 11:12:55

Thanks for the reply and encouragement  yes on new meds too.

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