Just to let you all know I had my procedure yesterday. It all went well and I had an upgrade from and single chamber to a dual chamber pacemaker, for complete heart block.
During a stress test I was diagnosed with some exercise induced Non-Sustained Ventricular tachycardia, the doctors have given me and upgrade to a dual chamber pacemaker and 80mg of nadolol daily to stop this. Has anyone else experienced this?
I am in quite a bit of pain from the incision sights but that is expected, everything seems good with the new dual chamber pacemaker and the surgeon said he could immediately tell my heart was beating much more naturally. On my discharge letter it says that my heart function is stable, systolic contractility is good but there is dilatation? This has never been spoken about with me, does anyone know what this means? Is it bad, or not a concern as the doctors have never mentioned it to me?
I am hoping that the upgrade to the dual chamber device and the nadolol should sort these issues and I can get back to normal as I recover,
You know you're wired when...
Your ICD has a better memory than you.
I have had my pacer since 2005. At first it ruled my life. It took some time to calm down and make the mental adjustment. I had trouble sleeping and I worried a lot about pulling wires. Now I just live my life as I wish.