What is Normal
I am a 59 year old woman who had a full electrical block and a subsequent pacemaker implant. All other aspects of my heart are fine. Pre-surgery symptoms were light headedness, tired, and shortness of breath. Post-surgery I am still experiencing occasional light headed spells and for the most part do feel a great deal better. The doctors are still tweaking my beta blockers. I am not in great physical shape and do not participate in cardio activities. I had a cardio watch but had to send it back.
My at rest pulse is set at 62 bpm. Yesterday I was shopping with my sister and started to perspire and was light headed. She drove me home and I checked my BP which was OK but my pulse was at 106 after the drive home. I am now scheduled for an exam and EKG next week.
I have not been able to find any pacemaker experiences on the web so I was hoping that someone here may be experiencing similar effects or be able to help me better understand what is normal and may be a concern.
Thank you; Tracy M.