First Post for SlowSam
Let me introduce myself. I'm 73 years old with a long history of a slow resting heartrate, quite often in the low to mid 40s for the last 10 years or more. On December 11, 2019, I had a pacemaker implanted: a dual chamber SJM.
I was having some episodes of light-headedness and some instances of struggling to stay awake, especially in the afternoon. My EP considered that these symptoms plus some ECG anomalies, were enough to convince him that I needed the pacemaker.
I know three weeks may not be a sufficiently long time to judge the effectiveness of the pacemaker, but as far a I can tell there is not improvement in the bouts of daytime sleepiness, and little if any improvement with the lightheadedness.
Of course, this is just a rough sketch of my journey with bradycardia. I'm sure that I will be adding more posts in the near future.
So far, I have found this website to be very helpful and interesting