Update on first Medtronic transmission

Today I went for my device check in my EP’s office following my first data report. His office had called and wanted me to come in today while the Medtronic rep was there. So pleased to hear that my VP rate is 12.3% and the AP 18.1%. There were no arrthymias and the leads are stable. He said my high VP of 93% on June 30th were just an adjustment period for my heart. The rep told me it’s called Intermittent Heart Block. My intrinsic heartbeat is working 80% of the time. I’m feeling great and I’m very thankful. This doc is one of the best. He never acts like he’s in a rush and answers every question. Even the rep said ( when he wasn’t in the room) that he looks at every detail and number on her reports. That’s definitely the best kind of EP cardiologist !

Thanks again to all !



"I’m feeling great"

by AgentX86 - 2020-10-27 22:22:26

That's really the bottom line.   I'm hoping you stick around as a model for newbies.  They need good news.

Definitely a keeper!

by crustyg - 2020-10-28 05:44:09

And, as AgentX86 so wisely says, the really important part is that you feel great.

Doesn't matter whether you're 2% paced or 100% paced - how you feel and what you can achieve is what matters.

Thanks for sharing.

Oh what news !

by Gemita - 2020-10-28 06:07:32

Sisterwash, after all that turmoil which you absolutely had to go through, you bring us good news.

It has been a learning process for me too following your posts on how to take part in our monitoring, in our care.  You have learnt so much from this experience and it will help you to overcome any future difficulties that you may encounter.  

Thank you for sharing all your fears, results, potential solutions and how important it is to have a good EP who will listen and fully engage with his patients. 

Now to the next stage of your development!!

Transmission update

by Sisterwash65 - 2020-10-28 11:51:50

It explains a lot for me to know my heart block is intermittent. It’s also incredible how one simple term can make it all fall into place. For months I was fine, no symptoms of any kind. Then my almost fainting episode, months went by again and no symptoms. Then another fainting spell, then tiredness, shortness of breath, etc. All of these makes sense now that I understand it’s NOT a constant complete heart block. I told my EP it was the inconsistency of my symptoms that made me complacent. Once all the signs were happening at once, I got help. Doctors who listened and then acted. 

I am beyond grateful for good doctors and for this “ Club” for your help during my period of adjusting to my pacemaker. Special thanks to AgentX86, Gemita and Crustyg ! My best to all.

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