Getting a little nervous
I'm scheduled to receive a Biotronik pacemaker next Friday and the more I think about it the more questions I have. I'm not sure which model I will be receiving other than it is a dual lead. I'm a 72 YO male, the reason for the PM is heart block which caused me to pass out one time back in July. My cardiologist had me wear a Holter monitor for 3 days and it showed 2 instances of heart block. I am an avid cyclist, and ride at least 4 times a week. While researching last night I read several posts about PMs and cycling and how some don't react to cycling since the upper body doesn't move. I realize the PM is there to ensure I don't skip a beat but will it affect the natural action of the heart as I increase load/speed?
Had the PM placed yesterday with no problems. The model that was used is a Biotronik Edora 8 DR-T. Very little pain or discomfort and no pain meds, only Aleve. Walked 4 miles this morning with no issues.
You know you're wired when...
You always have something close to your heart.
At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!