New Pacemaker

Hi, I just got a Pacemaker and I am noticing very slight dizziness but today I tried to do some weeding and got very dizzy from bending over. It took me about 15 minutes to get over it. I see my Cardiologist for the first time since getting it on Monday. Should I be concerned. The Pacemaker was installed due to fainting. I have a heart monitor in my chest. The heart monitor showed that when I passed out my heart stopped for 9 sec. Now I am dealing with dizziness. Thanks for any input.

 


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dizziness

by Tracey_E - 2021-10-02 17:48:33

Are you still on pain meds? They can cause dizziness.

Are you well hydrated? 

It's possible it's blood pressure, or a long list of other things. The pacer will make sure your heart doesn't skip beats but if your bp dropped when you bent over, the pacer can't fix that. Have you ever had a tilt test? 

Look Towards Blood Pressure

by MinimeJer05 - 2021-10-02 18:08:17

Hello,

About a month ago, I fainted for the first time in my life and wound up in the ER. Long story short, I got a pacemaker implanted and since then, I've been experiencing weird vision (everything feels "foggy") and occasion vision spells where I damn near pass out. 
 

I was concerned and frustrated as this is what led me to needing the PM and yet I was still feeling it with no signs of things getting better. 
 

That is until last weekend when I started a new blood pressure med, per my cardiologist. And let me tell you, I've been feeling a lot better. 
 

im not back to complete normal yet, but I've been going out and about with my wife and no vision issues. Haven't built up the courage to try driving yet, but I will soon. 
 

I would look towards blood pressure. Buy an at home monitor cuff and try grabbing some data if you experience this often or if you can recreate it (safely). 
 

I hope you find the answers that you're looking for. 
 

take care

Jer

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