2nd opinion and disappointed
Went to a 2nd EP for another opinion. The answer I got was "settings are right out of the box, in the middle. I don't want to change anything. Your heart needs to get used to pacing." By the way, what is meant by that? You're heart needs to get used to pacing??
I asked if he could put me on a treadmill to see what I'm feeling...he said your cardio may be able to do that? I am SOB doing basic things like walking or going up stairs. Why are EPs so reluctant to make changes?
The shortness of breath thing really irks me and has me completely frustrated. I highly doubt I'm going to get back to close to where I was felling the way I feel and if I don't get some help. just prior to my implant I did 45 mins of cardio at 120 bpm avg. Now I am out of breath walking.
3 months in and I thought I'd feel better, not worse. I just don't get it.
My cardiologist who has treated me for 30 years has no doubt that something is off. He knows me better than anyone. My EPs look at my heart function and thing the SOB is related to that. The only thing that has changed is the PM. I can show Garmin numbers from just before surgery. Quite different from what I'm able to do now.
I am dissappointed and frustrated to say the least. BUT I am not giving up. Something is off and I won't stop until it gets fixed.