Firstly, I want to express how much finding this group has helped me to not feel alone and to remind me to stay positive.
I had a PM implanted 2 weeks ago (went into 3rd degree HB shortly after aortic valve replacement surgery). I got on the treadmill yesterday hoping that now that I have this great new valve compared to my old one that was severely stenotic (although I had very few symptoms with the original valve) and now that the PM is controlling my HR that I should be able to do so much more physically. However that wasn't the case. I still had SOB and had to stop a couple of times only walking on a very moderate speed.
Do you think this is due to the PM needing to be adjusted? I haven't been to my first appt yet with the device clinic. Or is this my new normal? Very frustrating since I thought once my valve was replaced I would be able to do so much more, and I was pretty physically active before the surgery.
Thank you for your help as always.