im a " newbie " here and had a dual chamber pacemaker fitted 3 days ago
I suffered from bracycardia and complete heart block .
whilst I'll always be eternally grateful to the hospital and surgical staff - there seems to be a woeful lack of advice and support from the hospital, but this is by no means a negative comment- you all do a great job!
So , surgery / implantation went really well and was back home the same day
The problem / concern / anxiety I have is the 3 days since surgery my blood pressure has been high ( normally 120ish / 80ish with meds ) now 140 and upwards / 100 upwards
Heart beat steady at 70 ( despite being told it was set to 60)
Went for a walk yesterday and felt so tired afterwards and still have ankle swelling - I'm feeling slightly dissatisfied!!
I really don't feel any different to pre implantation despite having a resting heart rate of 35 - now 70
Am I expecting too much - too soon , or should I contact the hospital ( bearing in mind it's only been 3 days since surgery )
Sorry for lengthy post and thank you in advance of any replies / advice
Warm regards Mark ( 58 years old )