should i get the pacemaker
for the past 5 years i have experienced rapid heart rates when running,walking up ills someimes walking up stairs-sometimes jjust getting out of bed. i have to stop and wait till the sensation passes usually a few seconds. this is more profound in the heat.my heart monitor tests show also some heart pauses lasting 3-8 seconds.when i am at rest my rhr is 49 and i feel perfect.if i suddenly get out of bed my hr goes to 70 andi feel a change.
this got very uncomfortable and so now i have a diagnosis of sick sinus syndrome so my natural pacemaker is not able to keep up.
i could not do the procedure and live like this-(i am such a healhty 69 year old doing cross fit golf and more) or i could do the procedure.
this forum has so many messages abuou complications and setting the heart rate- maybe i should forgo the procedure. i dont know.
i welcome your comments.
You know you're wired when...
You play MP3 files on your pacer.
The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.