How about a little GOOD news!
There was a time when I was the most doubtful of pacemaker recipients--did I need it, was it going to do anything, did it make matters worse?? My opinion began to change when I was able to try a beta blocker once again, with the pacemaker there to help keep my heart rate from tanking. I started to feel better. After my first interrogation, my doctor was not happy with the extent to which my a-fib was controlled, so increased the beta blocker--again, thank you, pacemaker! I got a call just after my second interrogation about some incidents of rapid heart rate. The doctor wanted to see me, and I thought WHAT NOW?! To my surprise, he had good news: I have gone from 13% a-fib to 1%, and he is extremely pleased with my current readings! I had been feeling better, but was afraid to believe that it was true. Now I believe!