not sure yet
I am booked to have pacemaker on Friday. I am still not sure if I am doing the right thing here.I have been fainting a very long time yrs and they always said it was low blood sugar. In January after fainting 11 times in 2 days and weating a holter monitor, it recorded slow heart rate as low as 18 beats per minute on two different days. I was in shock of course hearing I needed a pacemaker. I decided to wait. I did not faint until may, then 4 times, June 4 times and now July it is up to 8 times. I have had alot of health problems. Beat breast cancer 11 yrs ago, have had hip replaced, legally blind due to histoplasmosis and I hate to deal with more.
Could they be wrong?
Should I wait?
How do I know I need this pacemaker now, for certain. Drs always leave it up to you to decide. Internet says long standing bradycardia can lead to complications causing fatal death? How long is long standing?
I am 55 and it seems to soon to do this and now after reading, see how fast I could need another. The leads needing changing - can this be dangerous, cutting away from the scar tissue holding them in? That scares me alot,
Please help me now. I do not have much time left.
Thanks to all who respond.