PACEMAKER IMPLANTED 2 WEEKD AGO
I had my pacemaker inplanted 2 weeks ago yesterday. I was supposed to see my doctor who is 2 and 1/2 hours away from us but had car trouble and had to cancel. Unfotunately my car needs a new alternator which we cant afford until my husband gets his SS check next month. 2 nights ago I woke up and my heart felt like it was racing. Should I notify the doctor of this immediately? I really don't know if I should be ultra concerned about it or not.
I dont have an extablished relationship with my cardiologist as my pacemaker was basically done in a emergency situation after I passed out in front of my 8 year old grandaughter and two of her friends. Local hospitals dont have cardiologists on staff so I was life flighted to St. George, Utah and had pacemaker implanted the next morning.
I am not sure in what situations I should be bothering the cardiologists office. I have a meditronic pacemaker and the at home monitor. But I dont know how oftern a report is sent to the doctor.
Has anyone else run into a situation like this? I am feeling little pain and am no longer dizzy and "foggy brained". So I think everything is going well.
Probably more info in here than anyone really needs to know. BUt it helps to be able to express things sometimes.
Thanks for listening!