Three weeks post surgery
Hello, well I wish I could report having this pacemaker has been a great and new lease on life but it hasn't so I am going to vent a bit haha.
37yr old male / Irregular heart beat / Very slow
Active lifestyle Free Weight training / Brazillain Jiu Jitsu
I have had an issue with my heart since I was 14. Over time it went from a non-issue to the past 24 months becoming more problematic with me being tired all the time and really having a hard time going up hills and stairs. Finally about 4 weeks ago I felt it was time and the doctors agreed.
Well after I first had the pacemaker Dual Chamber BioTronik put in they had a change a bunch of settings cause it was going off all the time and bringing up my heart rate for no reason. After that I have some good days and days where I general felt not good. I went for 2 weeks checkup and now I have been going into Aifb and my heart rate is going way too fast 90bpm at rest and they are not sure why.
Went back last week because I felt something strange and it was VTAC also still having a high heart rate. So they started me on Multaq and now I am starting on Metoprolol.
I was really hoping the pacemaker would improve my quality of life but now I am on more medications and seems like there are more issues than before. Total bummer