Does PM help lung problems (i.e. COPD)?
Hello, I am 38. I had TGA open heart surgery (Trans of Great Arteries) in 1968 and Mustard Proc. in 1970. My heart rate has always been in the 40's & 50's at rest and does respond to exercise well. My sleeping HR is 28 to 35's. (This may have been the case for years.) I have been advised that it is now time for a PM. I also have a left lung issue most likely COPD (Chronis Obstructive Pulmonary Des). I have had pneumonia twice this year. And also I have had sleeping problems ever since. Does anyone know if a PM will cause any complications with a lung problem or will it improve my lung problem. MY THEORY: I think the PM will improve my circulation at night, therefore help the lung get more blood. Also, do I even need a pacemaker?