I just had a Medtronic Azure XT DR MRI Surescan pacemaker implanted 4 days ago. (Bradycardia, heart stopped for 5 seconds, was told blood was filling top chambers, but not going to bottom chambers)
I am lost--my doctors have told me next to nothing. I am assuming its a duel chamber, since there are stickers for two leads. (was never told)
Im reading that I should have been told what it was set to pace at before I left the hospital--nope! No clue about this. I have been tracking my heart rate on a finger pulse/ox, and I am watching my heart rate go from 43 to 105! All in a 30 minute window, when I have not gotten up from sitting on the couch! I checked when I got up to go to the kitchen (not far) and it shoots up!!
Now, I am not looking for medical advice--but maybe some idea of what is going on until I can reach my cardiologist? (which closed early on Friday and does not re-open until Monday)
Im reading how all of you knew how many times it started up while you were in the hospital--I have no clue about this!
Im a person who is usually prepared for anything, and this--I feel like some 5 year old dumb kid.
This all happened so fast--I went to a cardiologist to just get a baseline done. I have a rare autoimmune disesae called Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (Symptoms of Lupus, Scleroderma, and Polymyositis) he did some testing, and within 2 weeks, I was told "You need a pacemaker"
Please--If there is anything I NEED to know, that I should ask, LMK!