My husband recieved his PM on 4/20. He passed out and was flown to nearest major hospital with a HR of 30-33. He recieved a 3 wire Medtronic CRT Percepta. He is a 77yro with a 32 yro mechanical aoric valve. His heart could not sustain a HR beyond 33BPM without a PM. This was a sudden onset and the EP said it was an electrical bundle failure. Prior to his PM his HR usually ran around 60 BPM. His situation is muddled with orthostatic hypotension from Parkinson's, causing his blood pressure to fall to 48/34(in the extreme), but usually 80/55, causing dizziness. His cardiologist diagnosised his OR as being Parkinson's related. It could be that we had issues from his heart that were being assumed to be Parkinson's. Since he got the PM, he has pretty much been either in bed or in the recliner due to frequent dizziness and fatigue. Now his BP has been running any where from 80/60 to 139/74 with our monitor saying his HR is 50 BPM (though the doctor said the monitors were not good at measuring HR). He is sleeping about 12 hrs a day and laying down for naps and obviously is sore from the surgery.
I would be interested in how anyone thinks the PM will impact his situation and what type of issues we need to be aware of, since he is a complicated case. We will go to the Device Clinic this next week. We are hoping for improvement after adjustments.
Prior to this he was doing yard work, taking walks and able to function pretty well with resting as needed or when his BP fell.
Thanks for any input.