My Mom just got a pm on Aug 8th
My mom is 85 years old and just got a PM on August 8, 2019. She wore a monitor for 30 days and it caught several episodes of her heart pausing. She had a CABG about 18 years ago. She is in decent shape for her age, but ever since getting her PM her condition has gone downhill.
Her first checkup was 1 week after the surgery and they said everything was healing well. She felt weak but we both thought that was due to the surgery.
On Aug 26th I took her to the ER due to extreme low blood pressure and the feeling of passing out. They gave her fluids, ran blood work, EKG and checked her PM and said it was worling fine. They took her off both her blood pressure meds (prior to the PM she took BP meds to keep it low). and took her Metrapropol from 50mg to 100mg. Unfortunately, this has not helped her at all. While we were in the ER they said her heart rate was kind of all over the place. She is still weak and unable to maintain her daily functions.
We have an appt on Thursday, Sept 5th with the PM dr. I plan to call and speak with someone prior to the appt to give them this information.
I've read many posts on here trying to understand what is going on with my mom. We are both very upset and scared.
I've read on the site about PM pacing and settings but we have had no discussions like that with the DR.
Does anyone have any advice or information for us.