What is my PM doing?
Hello Everyone, I am new to this club and have now realised how little I know about my condition and why I have my pacemaker. I was born with congenital hypertrophic cardiomyopathy of the left ventricle. Up until I had my 3rd child I never really experienced any difficulties with my condition until about 20 years ago. I started to get arrythmia and was commenced on Flecainide twice daily which seemed to keep the arrythmia at bay. When this stoppped being effective I had a pacmaker implanted as my cardiologist said that it would help stop the progression of the cardiomyopathy and stop my arrythmia. I have now had 3 devices implanted in the last 11 years and conitnue to take Flecainide 100 mg twice daily and 50 mg daily. I have been told that I am not pacemaker dependent but don't really have clue why I have it. I know that this sounds as if I am very ignorant but nobody has really explained things to me clearly and I just think its a bit late to ask the reasons for the pacemaker.
Any info would be greatly appreciated