Just got wired 2/2/20. This is all new to me.
I'm male, 67, 5'10", 185lbs diagnosed 3 years ago with partial heart block. Asymtomatic - HR resting 30-34. new HR 60. Doctor said at my regular cardio appointment it was time.
1) How do I know if a "lead" is damaged, lose or not working?
2) Exercise - been told to hold off lifting my arm above my head for 4 weeks. I like to do eliptical 30 mins 5 times a week. Can I do it now without moving my arms? Also told no pushups or butterflies. Will I be able to do them in 4-5 weeks or expect it to be longer. Stretching ok as long as I avaoid the arm lifting?
3) I have an enlarged left atrium - anyone else? Will this stay the same or go back to normal ? I know this is a Dr question but I forgot to ask.
4). I thought the device was going to sit deeper and be less noticeable. I guess it should protrude?
5). I seem to have a bigger appetite - is this common?
I had a follow up on 2/13 and they said everything was normal.
Tip for everyone don't take cardio appointments on a Friday. When Doctor said it was time they made me stay in the hospital over the weekend even though I was asymptomatic. Any other day of the week and I only had one night stay.
Thanks in advance - during my hospital stay I found this club and it was very helpful and comforting.