Noise on ventricular lead
I had my annual pacemaker check in February. I have a dual chamber pacemaker for Sick Sinus Syndrome. I don’t take any medication.
They picked up noise on my ventricular lead at the check and concluded it isn’t working properly.
I was there about an hour while three of the cardiac technicians debated what to do. They concluded they were trying to keep it going and fix it as best they can.
I was to see the Consultant mid April... no idea why, then see the technicians again in a month to see if the changes had helped.
Today the Consultant rang out of the blue. He said he wanted to chat about the lead problem. He asked if I’d had any problems. I mentioned my running speed had become slower and slower in the past few weeks for no apparent reason and that I can’t get a full breath when I run. I have to stop my run every couple of minutes to take as deep a breath as I can. I also get the same breathing difficulty when I’m at rest.
He seemed to think it wasn’t related to the pacemaker lead issue but wants me to have an Echo scan to check heart structure as I haven’t had one for years.
I’m so confused now. I don’t know what’s wrong or if anything’s wrong and what it is or what’s causing it or what will they do about it.
Has anyone any better knowledge than me, maybe could shed some light on it all?
Very much appreciated