Do I really need a pace maker?
I was born with a large heart which my pediatrician said I grew into. My Heart rate was 42 as a kid and is now 30. I have no symptoms. I am not tired, I play golf 5 times a week and I feel fine. I passed out once 25 years ago but after a doctor visit they had no answers. I now believe that was when my heart was slowing from 42 to 30 because there were times I felt dizzy. I was in the Army I could run 35 miles a week. Anyway I just turned 60 and my primary care doctor is pushing me to get a pace maker. I agreed to see the Cardiologist this week. I went a few years ago and they talk about Pacing me at 55. Since my heart has never beat at that rate it makes me a bit concerned. I am rambling sorry. I guess my rate drops to 21 when I sleep and that is scary but if I wake in the morning or the middle of the night I feel fine. I guess I am not sure what to do.