Pacemaker Problems or valve Problems
Hello my name is Doreen and I had surgery for a valve replacement on Sept 11 th and then I had to have a pacemaker put in a week later after the surgery . Has anyone had this happen to them ?? After the surgery and the heart rate was very low they told my family that I may need a pacemaker if my rate does not go up . So after a week they implanted it , I wasn't very happy having to go back in the operating room again to say the least , but I have not felt good , I thought after the surgery I would feel like a new person but that has not happened , as a matter of fact I think I feel worse . I don't know if it's from the valve or the pacemaker but if anyone has any input regarding the pacemaker I would love to hear from you . I sometimes feel like all of a sudden my heart is racing and I shake and egt all sweaty and I have to take a metopropalol to stop the feeeling .Also at imes I have shortness of breath. I tried to climb some steps( about 20 ) the other day and I couldn't make it. I just want to know if this is normal for the pacemaker 2.5 months out . If anyone else has experienced having to have a pacemaker after a valve replacement please write back , because this was a complete surprise to me , not one thing was ever said to me about htis before surgery , and not one article that I read mentioned it or any of the research that I did said anything about it. Thanks for listening.