How did you know you needed a pacemaker
Hi everyone I'm new here just got pacemaker on the 21th offer 2020, I went to er because of serious diarrhea was admitted bc of low potassium during the night nurse comes rushing into my room asking me if I feel ok I tell them yes they say my heartrate dropped into the 30s,so next morning a cardio dr comes in saying they are going to transfer me to another hospital bc I need a heart cath and a pacemaker so I allow them to transfer me so as soon as I get to the bigger hospital drs say I need a pacemaker without in other test besides an ekg and ecko that's after dr done decided I needed pm and I asked several times if I really needed it and he said if I don't want to die in my sleep I've never had any heart problems just suffer from copd and low potassium my question is what test did yall have done before dr decided that you needed a pacemaker sorry for long post but I feel like it was an insurance thing and no one else checked my incision or bandage before being discharged I've been on my on trying to figure it all out myself I go on the 9th for wound check and i have zipties thank you all
You know you're wired when...
You can finally prove that you have a heart.
The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.