I'm four years post medtronic pacemaker implantation (August 2017) for total heart block 19 seconds during the night. I am now 71 years old.
Previous to this I had a Reveal Linq device implanted October 2016 as I'd been feeling dizzy and almost fainted on one occasion. Nothing unusual was found. After almost a year later an analysis found there was a pause on 25 July 2017 at 04:15 hours; the ECG showed a brief episode of Wenckebach, followed by a 19 second pause in the context of complete heart block. I was asleep at the time. A holiday was quickly cancelled and a pacemaker implanted
i have acclimatised to being a pacemaker patient took me time but it's a better option than the alternative! Have been having six monthly checks. Last one only three weeks ago was told all is ok. Today I was out shopping with my husband, when suddenly my heart started absolutely thudding almost felt painful and I had to stop myself from falling it felt scary.like it was bursting out of my chest. I took an ecg on my Apple Watch. It was all over the place and came out Inconclusive. My question is should I report this? After five minutes I felt normal again but there was definitely something gping on
Grateful for any advice or comments. Thank you!