I am new here. Sorry for my english. Not good. I am 30 years old a man. My wife gave me a smart watch for gift. Because I am dieting and exercising, I lost 18 kg. When I measured with the watch, my heart rate was between 45-53 while I was at rest.That's why I decided to go to a doctor. I was given an effort test and a 24-hour holter test. In the effort test, my heart rate went up to 140. But there were 3-5 second pauses in the holter and the doctor told me that I should use a pacemaker.Then I went to another doctor and my 24-hour holter test showed no serious pauses. He didn't see anything wrong with my heart ultrasound. But he could see my 3rd degree heart block on the EKG.I do heavy sports. I walk for a long time. I play football matches with my friends every week and I don't have any dizziness or fainting problems.That's why my doctor wants to postpone the pacemaker because I'm young and I don't have any problems. But he asked me to have a heart MRI done so that there would be no problem in this process. I trust him. I don't want to wear a pacemaker right away, even though I don't have any problems. But I'm afraid of bad things if I don't wear it.Sorry again for my bad english. I hope you can understand me. It would be nice to know if anyone can give me an idea about this or have experienced something like this.
You know you're wired when...
You participate in the Pacer Olympics.
At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!