SSS/ vasovagal syncope without atrial lead attached
This may be a bit long so please bear with me. Does any one have expertise with Sick Sinus Syndrome, sinus pause and vasovagal syncope without the atrial lead hooked up?
i got my third pacemaker implanted 3 weeks ago, I'm 34 years old. The plan was to get the new PM along with remove the old leads. The old leads had been in 15 years and we knew at least the atrial lead was very damaged. When the surgeons got in there it turned out it was much more complicated than they expected and they couldn't get the leads out. I was in surgery for 4 plus hours when the surgeons cut and capped the atrial lead and left the ventrical leads since it was in good shape. They want me to wait 3 months and see how I feel and then discuss another surgery in 6 months to a year.
to be honest I feel pretty crummy. I feel some chest pains here and there with some chart pains at others. I've been a bit dizzy but not as bad and I thought I would. I'm just a bit nervous about it all and not sure how I will do without the atrial lead that I have had for 15 years. I've taken it pretty easy so far but I'm nervous to do too much
just curious if anyone else has been through this or something similar. Thanks!
You know you're wired when...
Your ICD has a better memory than you.
But I think it will make me feel a lot better. My stamina to walk is already better, even right after surgery. They had me walk all around the floor before they would release me. I did so without being exhausted and winded the way I had been.