Increase in heart weirdness just after first PM, is this common?
I've posted here a few times now, and first of all, thank you everyone for your replies. I didn't expect to be a member of this club quite so soon but it's been highly valuable getting a glimpse of other people's experience and perspective from relies and older posts.
As posted elsewhere I've had an AV block know since my early 20s, possibly something I've always had. It's not affected me much, no fainting, I've been able to exercise etc, but I've had these occasional "big" heartbeats, likely after the ventricle has skipped one or more beats.
I thought this was something that I'd simply live with and monitor but as a long term ECG now showed quite long episodes, the recommendation was to get a pacemaker to avoid sudden death. It's now done and I am grateful.
What I've noticed though since getting this done 2 days ago is an increase in weird things going on with the heart. Part of this I'm sure is being hyper aware of heart rate etc but not all, I've had extra beats, "big" beats, overall higher heart rate at rest than I'm used to.
I understand that these are not necessarily dangerous in isolation and I trust the PM to keep me going but is this the new normal now? Someone mentioned that the electrical system of the heart can be affected by the procedure itself, should I expect this to restore itself over time or is it a permanent change caused by the presence of the leads?
I appreciate that every case is different etc but would love to hear your experience.
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