I am constantly out of breath!
On March 31st 2007 I collapsed and was taken to the hospital with a complete heart blockage. They had me in surgery within 30 minutes and installed a St Jude Pacemaker. Since release from hospital I have constant shortness of breath. Before th Pacemakere implant, I was able to excercise vigorously, and did 4 to 5 miles/day on a treadmill at a fast walking rate of 4.5MPH. Now I can hardly get the treadmill to 3MPH and can only stay on 15 to 20 min at best. I have been check out by a pumonlogist, who put me on Advair, but he could find no problem with my lungs after putting me through a battery of tests. The only thing I can think of is that is has something to do with the pacemaker since it strated as soon as I left the hospital. My cardiolgist says there are no problems with the PM Any ideas or thoughts from anyone. I ready to give up on doctors.