Need Helpfor my Mom/80 years old
My mom is 80 years old, and went to the dr complaining of fatigue and heart palpitations. Two weeks later, after a Holder monitor, we were told she needed a pacemaker because her heart was beating too slow, caused by faulty electrical action of her heart. She had a st. judge dual chamber installed mid-March. She seems to be feeling a lot worse, not better. The fatigue and now, depression, are extreme.
We were told by the doctors on Friday (April 26) that they had never heard these types of complaints after this length of time. She complains of chest tightening and shortness of breath; but the dr. who installed the pacemaker says everything with the device is ok, and now wants to send her to a cardiologist. I feel like we're being passed around like a hot potato, and I don't want her to be treated like a commodity. We are at a teaching hospital, and the pacemaker group was very interested in her as a subject for a study, as she fits the profile of needed subjects.