Palpitations & unwell
Dear all, I want to share my current situation as I would appreciate your comments. I am 24 days post op a CRT-D and things were going well for a couple of weeks as I put in a previous post. Then I started suffering from high heart rates of 85-90 with palpitations which made me feel unwell. On the advice of my cardiologist by email, I went to my GP and she advised that I increase my bisoprolol to 7.5mg (and 8.75mg if the HR didn't drop). I stayed the same for a couple of days and this is where it gets interesting.
At 3am today (unable to sleep due to feeling stressed and unwell) as I lay in bed I felt a small kick in the middle of my chest. I lay there wondering what had happened as I hadn't felt any activity from the device since the implant. Anyway, I noticed that my heart rate had dropped into the 50s and the palpitations had stopped. I fell asleep and today I have been well with a HR of 55 which is the setting for the CRT-D. I have been very careful all day not to do anything strenuous but this evening just after my evening meal, I had a palpitation and my HR is now 83 and I am feeling bad again.
I plan to phone the heart clinic in the morning to see if they can look at the data and see if my device needs adjusting. I will also visit the GP again.
If you have any similar experiences, I would appreciate your comments.
You know you're wired when...
You have rhythm.
Yesterday was my first day mountain biking after my implant. I wiped out several times and everything is fine. There are sports after pacemakers!