Diagnosed with complete heart block
I am 57 and recently retired and was about to begin enjoying myself. Was planning to travel to Europe next suumer and relocate to the beach. Had an abnormal EKG during a colonoscopy last month and was referred to a heart specialist. Went to see an electrophysiologist today and was told I need a pacemaker for a complete heart block. I jhave never been seriously ill in my life and excersise daily....cycling, walking weightlifting. Still having a hard time believing this as I feel pretty good...asymtomatic. Because I am not experiencing any symptoms I can hold off on the surgery until next week. Otherwise I would be in the hospital right now. Any thoughts on whether I should get a second opinion before going forward with the procedure? The doctor was pretty adament that I needed one. Thanks!