Recent Pacemaker Insertion 3 weeks ago
Hope everyone is well. I'm 34 years old very active and in the military. I recently received my pacemaker 3 weeks ago due to an vasovagal syncope episode I had in the hospital while battling Covid in which I was found unresponsive and my heart stopped for 10 seconds. I had already had tests ran on my heart 2 weeks prior to hospitalization due to chest pain which consisted of an EKG, stress test, and ultrasound and they all came back clean. The Cardiologist checked the telemetry and was very concerned about my heart stopping and stated it was very abnormal and advised I get a dual chamber pacemaker. It's been 3 weeks and I am struggling with sleep, constant muscle twitching around my heart and into my left arm, sharp pains shooting around my heart, and left arm pain. I am also struggling with my mental health. I'm young and it's hard to deal with but I'm also concerned at the fact that my cardiologist didn't talk to me about alternatives like leadless and literally walked in while I had Covid at 5 am in the morning and said you need a pacemaker and didn't discuss anything else and 5 hours later I'm under the knife... I was disoriented and scared because of the episode and agreed to get it but I'm curious was there an alternative? Sorry I'm all over the place it's just a lot. Thanks in advance.