Christmas Tree Lights
I was fitted with a pacemaker 10 months ago for bradycardia. In the last couple of weeks I have begun feeling much like I did pre-PM (low heart rate, dizzy, faint, etc). On Sunday it all came to a head and my heart rate went down to 37 and stayed in the area of 37 - 40 all afternoon (the PM has a lower threshold of 60bpm). After seeing a number of ER doctors, I was finally able to see my pacemaker doctor who prescribed and fitted the PM. He asked if we had any new electronics in the house since my heartrate started going down and, weirdly, it was concluded that the Christmas tree lights were interfering with the PM settings! He made a couple of adjustments and hopefully, everything will be fine. I live in Spain and unfortunately, the hospital is not able to receive diagnostics remotely from my PM and if they did, he is not sure the problem would have been flagged. So the lesson is that even if your PM can be remotely monitored, it's still important to see a doctor if you don't feel right..... Merry Christmas!!!