99% VP and 47% AP - significance
Hi! I am an 80y old male, and had a Dual chamber STJ Endurity Core pacemker implanted in June-19. My condition was diagnosed as a intermittent heart block.
At implant the VP was >99% and the AP% was 7.5%.
At my first follow up at 3 months, my VP% was >99% and AP was 47%. My doctor has indicated that these metrics warrant a further investigation.
Other settings/parameters are
DDD, Base rate 60bpm, paced AV Delay of 170ms, Sensed AV delay of 150ms
Auto Capture on
Pulse amplitude 2.5V 1.625V
Pulse width 0.4mm 0.6mm
Sensitivity 0.5mV 1.5mV
No AMS episodes, AT/AF burden - 0%
Can someone help me understand if my condition is getting worse? Is this a complete heart block? Any recommendatinos to talk to my cardiologist?
You know you're wired when...
Titanium is your favorite metal.
I had a pacemaker when I was 11. I never once thought I wasn't a 'normal kid' nor was I ever treated differently because of it. I could do everything all my friends were doing; I just happened to have a battery attached to my heart to help it work.