April 10/08 sense brothers surgery
My brother had an implant of the pacemaker and defibrillator. He was told that he would notice an increase in energy that he has not felt sense the decline in his health over a year ago. Instead he has been in and out of the hospital after his implants on April 10th with far less energy then what he had before the surgery and unable to catch his breath. Just walking from his bedroom to the bathroom takes away all his energy reserves and we are talking a matter of only a 8 ft. walk. The breathing I can not explain fully how EXTREMLY difficult it is to breath. breathing. Yesterday was the first time (which I find odd in of itself ) that the cardiologist caught that his heart rate was over 120 when it should be in the range of 60-80 beats and that his blood pressure was now extremely low. His defibrillator nor his pacemaker has ever went off and from reading articles this should have done so. The pacemaker and etc. have been tested and they say it is fine. The physician now is saying he has arterial flutters and this is causing his breathing problem.
Has anyone else experienced these issues and if so how did you handle them and how was the issues resolved?