I'm trying to decide if I should go ahead and get a pacemaker installed.
I am a 72-year-old guy with a history of bradycardia. Cardiologist is recommending a pacemaker. Would be nice to hear from other pacemaker patients.
BPM is usually about 35 to 45. I do exercise almost every day, heartbeat gets up to about 50, and I feel really good at that heartbeat rate.
Cardiologist has shared that a pacemaker would be set At 60 BPM. I'm wondering if anyone out there would be willing to share their experience about having the BPM increased so suddenly.
Also, I've been having minor light headaches for the past few months, usually in the morning while pulse is at its lowest. Headaches always go away when I get going on daily activities. No history of headaches; Wonder if anyone has had similar experience, and if pacemaker will help with that.
Thanks for reading this, I feel good that I have found the pacemaker support group :-)