told i need a pacemaker - update
Well I got my records today from my cardiologist and had plans to send them to the Cleveland clinic but that was stopped when I saw another doctor who recommended an exceptional EP doctor in my area.
He also told me that he doesn't believe he would recommend anything different since after looking at my records further(for the holter monitor) we found out that I had bouts of 2nd degree "high grade" av block between 2am and 6am...nothing at all showed during the day. Those were the 3 second delays between actual ventricular beats..He said that its on the borderline and if it were him he would not hesitate to get the pacemaker. Although, he highly recommended that I see the EP.
I believe that i said before that my heart rate dropped to 20bpm(thats what the doc said) but the tests show the lowest heart rate was 56bpm..which i didnt think was bad.
I think now that the dust has settled and I had a chance to look at the records and soak it in a little more I am starting to see that I might just be delaying the inevitable!!
So I am going to the EP and am expecting him to tell me that I need a pacemaker.
I think smitty said it best, we have to accept we are mere mortals and not bullet proof.
The doctors say its not a big deal you can still live your normal lifestyle....I cant participate in martial arts, and my plan to start my own business training dogs is out the window since I wont be able to get insurance for myself...
I disagree immensely that this does not change your lifestyle!!
thank you all once again for being here..I will continue to keep you posted.