Waiting in ICU for them to put pacemaker in
I'm scared about the surgery and recovery but so glad that I found this site on the day of my surgery. I'm a no symptom recipient. I feel like I've always felt. I'm not sure of the correct medical name for what I have. The non-medical description is that my heart rate was going down in the 30's and sometimes would 'drop out'. Mine is a duel chamber. I went to the ER with stroke symptoms. Got admitted and had head/neck MRIs to check my blood vessels. It came back normal. Overnight...my heart rate would drop into the 30's. Further testing showed a heart block. I'm lucky that this was found. I've never had any symptoms. Sorry I didn't explain everything well right before my surgery. I was a bit stressed and had a lot thrown at me. At home recovering. Still can't believe I have a pacemaker. This time last week I was blissfully unaware of what was about to happen.