Hi I've been having syncope and dizzy spells for 6 years. Had lots of neurological and cardiac tests. I had a left bundle branch block but cardiology said it wouldn't cause my blackouts. May this year I had an Medtronic implantable loop recorder fitted. Friday 1July I had another blackout. I contacted 111 who said the hospital should pick it up and as I wasn't injured didn't need to attend hospital. I contacted the hospital on the Monday to tell them what had happened and could they check the data. The following morning I was called into hospital to have heart monitoring and for a pacemaker. My heart had paused for 23 seconds. I was very shocked as I'd had several significant blackouts resulting in hospital admissions. Thank God my heart had started again! I had my dual pacemaker on 6 July. I am still recovering and in shock really. My husband has been away since the morning of 1 July and returns on 29th. My daughter and friends have been looking out for me. I am 63. I have two daughters with disabilities and my mother has Alzheimer's. I have had years of stress and responsibilities and my driving licence was revoked due to my condition. I'm hoping I can apply to get my license back after my 6 week check-up on 19 August. I live in the southeast of England near Brighton and Eastbourne. My wounds is healing well. Still got dried blood and steristrips on but bruising and swelling is receding. I had my ILR out as well.