Mobitz Type II Second Degree Heart Block
I've documented previously on here the problems I encountered post implant but I have a few things I'm throwing out as though I'm starting from scratch;
I was diagnosed with Mobitz Type II Second Degree Heart Block, I'm 57
I was fitted with a Medtronic Ensura PM on 10th Feburary 2020
It is a dual chamber unit but was set initially to single chamber pacing.
My recovery after the procedure was virtually non existent, in fact I felt worse at times than I had done before having the pacemaker. (Documented elsehwere on here). I couldn't walk further than a few steps without becoming breathless, I had a heavy weight across my shoulders and generally felt unwell, unable to 'function' for want of a better word.
I was told that it was 'in my head' and to 'go home and get used to the implant'.
Eventually after much complaining a consultant gave instruction to a PM Tech on how to switch the unit to Dual Chamber pacing and Bingo!!! I feel fine.
It took nearly 6 months of banging on doors trying to get someone to listen to me that all was not well before they acted and switched the pacing mode.
The more I think about this the angrier I become.
Would there be any reason why I only had single chamber pacing at the beginning given my initial diagnosis and why were they so reluctant to change the pacing mode despite my obvious distress?