First PM Check Up
I have my first PM check up this Thursday - 6 weeks post op. As I am still really breathless - I really would like to have a bit of understanding about the settings and what might help me. I have a Medtronic Dual Chamber PM and the rate response switch is on. I found that out when I saw my cadiologist last week. He is taking this problem seriously and is doing all sorts of tests - so far everything is normal and I am awaiting the results of the CT scan of my lungs - he wants to rule out any small blood clots. But when I brought up the subject of the PM settings, he did dismiss it rather quickly but said he would like the technician to give him a call at my appointment on Thursday.
I have second degree heart block. Not sure if there is anythings else I need to tell you other than the breathlessness started on day one of the PM. I didn't have this problem before the pacemaker. People are beginning to notice it when I am only speaking! I am also now much more aware of my heart than I was before - beating in the base of my neck and fluttering quite a lot. Also get tired so quickly! I just don't feel like me any more. Any advice would be much appreciated.