Sorry for all the questions, I am a newbie. This is my first post.
I had a dual lead St Judes PM placed on 03/13. My first check is in June.
Currently set at atrial rate of 60, all other settings are at default. PM was placed for Junctional rhythm of 47-49 with no P waves.
Have times I am constantly at 60, regardless if I am moving around or sitting. If it goes on for a while I feel slightly nauseous, with the same funny feeling in my throat I had with the JR, and very tired. As the rate does not change with movement, is this when I am being paced??? I thought the PM would keep me out of the JR, but this is how I felt before, but not as intense.
Was wondering if I should ask for the motion mode to be turned on. I am fine when my heart rate is above 60 and varying on its own with exercise, etc. I have no idea of what I should ask for, and it seems you have to ask. Would greatly appreciate your advice on settings. I want to feel good again, not go to work and and go to sleep.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated. There does not seem to be a lot of info out there on junctional rhythms.
I also have 3 areas of significant scar tissue in the atrium from surgery for ASD in 1968 with dilated right atrium, mild TV and PV regurgitation. I am not sure what part of my symptoms is due to the electrical problems, and what could be from anatomic issues, that wouldn't be fixed by the PM.
I am so thankful for this site.