New to pacing and feeling lightheaded
I have had my new pacemaker for 8 days after my bradycardia got too bad. At 63, they found a 30 bpm at night at the hospital after being admitted through ER for cardiac pauses of 3 to 5 seconds. Anyway, they diagnosed that as 2nd degree AV heart block and so I received an Assurity dual chamber pm2722. My heart other than the sinus node issues is very healthy. I am only taking Synthroid and Esomeprazole. No blood thinners needed either. I like lifting weights and cycling.
My concern is the feeling of maybe passing out though I never do. Does this go away? I want to ride my bike, but I am a bit frightened. Right now, I am just riding stationary and doing leg weight machines with my hubby keeping an eye on me.
Not sure if rate of response is turned on but pretty sure it is as by swinging my arms I can get my pulse rate increased quickly. Oh, and before this my resting rate was 53. They have me set 60 to 120. I think I can rise on my own, and I know their 120 won't cut it on a hill when cycling.
Any advice or personal experiences would be helpful. I have been reading the forums but still concerned about lightheadedness/wooziness or whatever the heck it is.
Thanks in advance.
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It is just over 10 years since a dual lead device was implanted for complete heart block. It has worked perfectly and I have traveled well near two million miles internationally since then.