Breathless on exertion
Hi just an update.
Thank you for your welcome previous advice on my problem. I went to my GP as advised who immediately referred me to my cardiologist with symptoms of fatigue and severe breathlessness on exertion.
I then had a series of tests, i.e. blood tests a 24-hour monitor and an echocardiogram. The results surprised me. The blood tests were okay except that they showed that I had iron deficiency but not anaemia. The echocardiogram showed I had 2 leaky valves and evidence of wear and tear on the heart muscle. The monitor showed that on the two walks I was told to take, and I pushed myself to the best of my ability, my heart rate only went up to 64 and 75.
I have had an iron infusion and I have been put on Diuretics. I am due to have my Pacemaker adjusted tomorrow. The cardiologist said it will be put to rate response and I told him that when it was put on that before I did not feel comfortable. He said it will be done gradually this time.
The question I have for you please is why is my Pacemaker responding differently than it did three months ago when I could go for walks comfortably and was quite energetic. Is it the pacemaker or is it my heart that has changed
It is lovely to be able to ask real experts who feel like friends so thank you in advance