Rejoining the club

When I had my transplant, my ICD was removed. Then recently I started to have fainting episodes so the transplant team organised a 48 hour monitor by post, which I duly wore and posted back on Monday. First thing today they rang to say we have a bed for you - please come in to have a pacemaker implanted. You have heart block. No details - waiting for the consultant  - 7but I'm all prepped and waiting for a slot in the lab. 

 


4 Comments

pacemaker

by new to pace.... - 2023-07-20 10:57:36

Sorry to hear you are about to rejoin this club.  Glad they were able to get you in so fast.  Interesting since you have a new heart.

new to pace

Good luck

by Gemita - 2023-07-20 11:20:49

Oh Atiras glad to have you back but not under these circumstances.  I hope the procedure goes well and that you will not have any further complications.  Please take care and let us know what the consultant says whenever you can.  I wasn't expecting this xx

Heart block post transplant

by atiras - 2023-07-20 14:34:21

10% of heart transplant patients need pacemakers, either because of rejection or damage to the donated heart in transit.

Heart block

by Gemita - 2023-07-20 19:49:07

Atiras, thank you for reminding us of the potential risks following a heart transplant and rejection or damage to the donated heart being two such risks.  I had hoped that with immunosuppressive treatment any rejection might have been prevented.  I do hope the pacemaker will be a fix for your difficulties and that you will not need further intervention.

How have you been feeling otherwise?  Have you made some progress following your transplant?  I do hope you have been feeling so much better.  Please stay in touch and I hope everything goes well for you from now on 

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