Widened QRS Duration and QTC Interval
I had my PM implanted about a year ago for symptomatic 2:1 AV block and though I feel somewhat better am still suffering from severe othostatic hypotension. My BP is dropping up to 40 mm upon standing. While trying to get to the bottom of this Ive noticed my EKG numbers dramatically worsened after the pacemaker.
QRS 86 to 152
QTC 428 to 502
PR 178 to 248
HR 70 bpm, leads -Apex placed, Dual paced 73 yo male. 97% paced
Im a little concerned as I just came across a few studies which found a correlation with all cause mortality and a delta QRS of just 43 ms. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9295034/
Anyone else have such a dramatic change in ekg numbers? My main concern is reducing the symptoms of OH but of course the widened QRS is also a concern
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I've seen many posts about people being concerned about exercise after having a device so thought I would let you know that yesterday I raced my first marathon since having my pacemaker fitted in fall 2004.