Coping with new pacemaker
Hi. I had my PM installed on Thursday because I had my heart stop a few times in the last week. The stops recorded in the hospital lasted for 26 and 30 seconds but I know that at home I had some episodes that were even longer. I had an emergency PM installed and then sent home. All my episodes of heart stopping occured in my sleep or when about to sleep. I am now frightened to go to sleep. Does anyone have any advice on how to get over this fear? Has anyone else had heart stoppages this long.? I feel just so rushed and blindsided by the whole experience and now at home without much info as to what to expect. Any help from people in similar circumstances will be much appreciated.