Hello, This is my first post.
First pacemaker fitted in 2012
I had atrial fibrillation and 3 failed ablations, so pacemaker was fitted. I had a total hip replacement due and was in Agony but the surgeon wouldn't go ahead until I had an AV node ablation. This made me pacemaker dependent. This pacemaker was only replaced in 2023. (11years 7months) I experienced lethargy for months before it was replaced. Since my new box in November 2023 I have never known a minutes peace. I have since changed hospitals and now have a cardiologist. I was discharged by last cardiologist who said I only needed yearly pacemaker checks.
I have now been told by my new cardiologist I need the pacing changed.
If I turn over when I lay in bed I have tachycardia which will settle after a couple of minutes but I am a nervous wreck and constantly aware of my irregular heart
You know you're wired when...
Muggers want your ICD, not your wallet.
A pacemaker suddenly quitting is no more likely to happen than you are to be struck by lightening.