4 Week Check Up Questions?
Thanks to everyone who responded to me re trying to come to terms with it. The help is much appreciated. The swelling and bruising is going down but the pacemaker is quite raised in my chest - particularly one side. I can feel the corner sticking out - I really don't like it.
I have my first proper check up on Monday with my cardiologist. I have been seen briefly a couple of times because of the severe swelling and the fact that I am short of breath. I had another exercise ECG which was fine although I wasn't. I couldn't complete it because I was very short of breath. Completed it easily in the test just prior to the pacemaker. Sometimes after doing the stairs I am too breathless to speak. I am also much more aware of my heart all though the day than I was before. My heart problems are my heart missing beats all through the night so I did not have any symptoms other than palpitations which I still get from time to time although not as bad. Chest XRay was also fine.
I really want to know what questions I should ask the cardiologist at this first check up? Also what tests do you think I should have to try and find the cause of my breathlessness? I am due to see the technician in two weeks time. Do you think this should be brought forward? Could the breathlessness be related to the pacemaker setttings? So many questions - sorry!