2 months in new CRT - D
52 year old male with 2 month old Boston Scientific CRT 247. Still out of breath upon minimal exertion. Prior to implant, this was not the case. I lead a very normal life even though my EF was 20%. I was treated for bradychardia and arrythmia's. Sometimes getting out of the car and walking up a set of steps can have me feeling sluggish....other times not. No rhyme or reason to activities that take me from 60 bpm to 85-90 and feeling like my legs are heavy...I was pretty active before. The thought of climbing steps has me thinking twice. Never the case.
My EP tells me that I have to be patient and wait. For some reason I am feeling like I need a second opinion. I am out of breath at 100 bpm briskly walking on the treadmill. I have to stop when walking up mild inclines - this was never the case. Feeling frustrated. I don't feel like waiting 2 more months. Something is off. I know my body well. Am I crazy. Does it really take that long to my heart to get accustomed to pacing? I am fearful that by exercising I am doing more harm than good. Help