I have been diagnosed with Neurocardiogenic syncope (NCS) and a I had a PM implanted 1-18-07 to prevent me from blacking out. My condition is rate drop, beta blockers are not an option because Im an asthmatic. On an average I have 15 to 20 rate drop episodes daily. The parameters of my setup is a rate drop of 40 bpm in 15 seconds or less with the pacemaker intervention then raising my heart rate to 90 bpm for two minutes. During the day my low limit rate is 60 bpm & at night when in sleep mode it is 45 bpm. This worked for a few months but the other day I blacked out at a traffic light.
My EP raised my low limit to 70 bpm and intervention rate to 100 and I am now wearing a Cardo-Net Monitor to try to capture what is happening. The PM only stores the last ten events and I had 251 rate drop events in the last 10 days.
I think I have coped with this well up to now but I am wondering if there will ever be a fix for my condition. Does anyone else have this type of problem & can shed some light on what type of setup worked for them.