My boyfriend, who's 23 years old, is waiting to have a pacemaker fitted, after he collapsed at home 3 weeks ago. He's been in the local hospital in South Wales ever since waiting for a bed in the specialist hospital 40 miles away, where the op will be done. He was born with a murmur (which disappeared), a 2:1 heart block and AV and sinus node disease, so we knew he'd probably need a pacemaker some day, just not in these circumstances. I was just wondering if anyone has any advice on dealing with having a pacemaker so young, and just what to expect after the operation, as no-one has really told us anything, they've just given us a BHF booklet to read. Also, does anyone know if you have to wait a certain period after the op to get travel insurance? Thanks!