PM battery change
Hi all! I haven't been on pacemaker club for a few years now because my pm has worked without any hitches and because I have been experiencing many other health issues. I've had my pm for just over 10 years now. I keep asking my cardiologist how I will know I need a battery replacement. He is very vague and keeps telling me that he will be contacted when the time comes. And even the he can have it extended another 3 months (?). I saw him last in early June, 2023 and he told me I had 4 months left on my battery. I have been doing the wireless transmission from home and haven't had an in-office transmission in a couple of years. Two days ago I had severe chest pain going up into my throat for about 2 minutes, then noticed my heart rate dropped from 90+bpm (normal for me for 10 years) to 65. It doesn't budge up from there no matter what I do. I also feel a constant fluttering in my chest and my chest feels very tight. It's difficult to reach my cardiologist. I have to go through his nurse and leave a message for her to ask him. It sometimes take a week before she gets back to me. I'm just winding if my symptoms are from my battery running down. I feel so clueless about my pacemaker knowledge. I have a Medtronic Sensia pm. Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated.
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