I have been scheduled for CRT-P on August 22nd. I have mentioned in previous post that I was concerned about palpitations and questioned whether I should have the CRT-D instead. I did see on screen during ECG the rapid increase in HR while feeling palpitations. Unfortunately, there was no one in room to capture it, I had not learned that part of job yet. I did get the doctor in ER to order me a Holter, and increase my Beta Blocker prescription which GP had not followed through on. That was almost 3 weeks ago, handed in the Holter yesterday after 24 hours in which there were some palpitations but, of course, not as bad as before. What I have noticed now with the change in meds is with less palpitations I am having a lot more PVC’s again. Does this make sense?
Last week I went for Venogram and also managed to get appointment with Cardiologist the same day, which is great since that hospital is a 5 hour drive from home. I just wanted to talk, but of course everyone gets an ECG before seeing doctor, which just caught a quick rise and fall, back to 60.
Conversation with Cardiologist was good. He said that my EP was very good and I needed CRT, and would feel much better after procedure, defibrillators could sometimes cause more issues, and I am in good hands. I did feel a lot more confident when I left, but still concerned. When I got home I contacted Pacemaker Clinic to see if could come in and check history, she is very nice but said I would have to get my GP to refer. Yesterday she called me to let me know that the Cardiologist I had seen requested it be done before I go for new device. Of course, now I am concerned that they will find an issue and I will have to get CRT-D, no pleasing me, hey?
Venogram showed narrowing of vein where there are already two lines, two more lines might be pushing it.
I wish that 20 months ago, when I got my Pacemaker, everyone could have just taken a few days to do more tests and find out what was really needed. My heart is weaker now, three leads in beginning would have prevented damage done since.
This is when dozens of people respond and tell me the same thing happened to them and they are doing just fine 10years later. Feeling a little discouraged.
OK now, the storm clouds have lifted and the sun is shining, I will go out and weed the garden while the soil is wet. Have a nice day,