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I had three episodes, over three months, of what my cardiologist labeled, "heart pauses", I blacked out. With the third episode, I decided to go to the ER. As I was already wearing a heart monitor my cardiologist officer was alerted. They called just after I arrived at the ER. They said I had a pause of 8 seconds. To me, that is a long time in heart time. My cardiologist met me in the ER and said "We need to do a PM" I said "When", he said "Now" I went straight from the ER to the OR.
I am now two weeks post-surgery. I can say that mentally I feel pretty good, knowing the blackouts have been corrected. However, I am still waiting for the "magic" to happen. No stamina, higher pulse rate, SOB, however on the SOB, I contribute most of that the COPD, but thought I would see just a little improvement. I do realize I am probably being a nervous Nelly, and need to let the body adjust. I have been writing down questions for my cardiologist on my first visit.
BTW I had a Medtronic Micra AV. leadless device embedded.