Hi everyone. I've just found this site after doing some searching for a problem I'm experiencing.
I had a PPM fitted on Valentine's Day this year for Bradycardia. It is set to AAIR<->DDDR.
I've had my 6 week check and the techies say that all is well and that my PPM will learn my lifestyle and rate response etc will react intelligently. Wow, methinks.
I've been taking my dog for a walk, probably about a mile at a time, a bit hilly but not mountainous and when I get near the car on the way back I feel very lightheaded and start to see big yellow blobs in front of my eyes. I often have to sit down for 15 minutes before I feel safe to drive. I'm walking briskly but not at jogging speed.
Is this just a question of being patient and letting my PPM learn and my body get fitter? Is this normal?
I am 55 and also suffer with chronic pain but I was a very active photographer fo 10 years up until 3 years ago when I just couldn't keep up anymore. Bradycardia was discovered December last year at 31bpm.
Thanks in advance, even if it's just to put my mind to rest. My PPM (Permanent PaceMaker) is a Medtronic Azure S DR, I believe it to be one of the latest models and it seems to have an intelligent switching ability should my ventricle need pacing as well as my atrium.