Hi all, here's my story. In September last year, at 47yrs, I found out that my GPs diagnosis of Asthma 7 years ago was in fact heart failure! I had an EF of 20% (most likely cause was a virus) and no other heart/valve problems but lets face it thats enough!! I had a Boston Scientific CRT-D fitted on December 18 and my EF with the help of meds had gone to 32%. I thought I would bounce back after the operation much quicker than I have. I am able to do more as each week goes by but by that I mean the basics of getting through the day with kids, housework (I'm a neat freak!) and even manage to stay up until 11pm some nights! Sometimes in the late afternoon I get a 'flutter'. I actually thought that the pacemaker would solve all problems overnight and I would be a bionic, functioning mum. When I went for my post op check I mentioned looking up on the internet my EF function with a pacemaker/defib and wondered what next. It didnt look good with studies showing that only 50% live longer than a year. I was wondering if anyone out there has a more positive spin on the same problem. The clinic nurse didnt really give an answer.
Thank you in advance.