New PM - had an alarming situation
I am a 50 yo man and I had a biotronic PM (dual chamber) put in 2 days ago. This is my first PM and it was put in only for a slow heart rate. I was symptomatic with lightheadedness and lack of energy. It went in without complications.
This morning my wife was driving me to church and after about 10 minutes in the car I felt a very strong weird feeling and my Apple watch told me my HR was at 120 bpm. It was VERY uncomfortable and within a few minutes it went back down to what my new normal HR is - around 65 or so.
I was told my PM was set to adjust from 60 to 120 bpm. Any idea why it would suddenly do this when I was not active at all? I was just riding on the interstatel
I called the cardiologist on call and he said through his nurse to not go to the ED, but visit their PM clinic tomorrow when they are open.
That was a very scary experience.
You know you're wired when...
Your old device becomes a paper weight for your desk.
At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!