Hello. I had a Pacemaker fitted on March 30 and an ablation to deal with the node on May 6. This followed three years of procedures and medications following a stroke caused by an atrial flutter. That flutter and my atrial fibrillation were succcessfully dealt with by two ablatiions but a second flutter appeared and became persistent. I think my cardiologist was confident all,would be well immediately but I have had palpitations and the accompanying loss of energy and nausea a few times since. He lowered my heart rate to 60 p.p.m. Instead of 70, but in the week since then I've had two other episodes. Last night it felt like my pulse was going slow then fast. This morning I am fine again.
After three years of this I am feeling quite despondent (also coping with severe osteo-arthritis). I see my cardiologist again in a month but is what I am experiencing a normal settling down time? How many times am I likely to need an adjustment? Will I ever have a stable pulse rate? Any reassurance would be greatly appreciated.
You know you're wired when...
You play MP3 files on your pacer.
But I think it will make me feel a lot better. My stamina to walk is already better, even right after surgery. They had me walk all around the floor before they would release me. I did so without being exhausted and winded the way I had been.