Following on from my past post about having slow heart rate episodes, I collapsed at home and was rushed to hospital. My poor dear husband thought I was dead. It was bank holiday weekend, the cardiac ward was on lock down with norovirus and I did not see a cardiologist until Monday. The idiot wanted to send me him as he said I was in normal sinus rhythm. Story of my line in and out if NSR depending in what my heart was doing at the time. persuaded him to keep me in on the ESS ward. Soon after this it all kicked off again and my poor daughter was sitting with me when my heart went to zero. Oh the Wednesday a cardiac consultant came to see me and spotted heart block on my ECG. Confined to bed rest and moved to a ward with proper monitoring. Because I still have old leads in place from previous pacemaker fitted 24 years ago this made the new procedure of fitting another pacemaker a bit more involved. Pacemaker was fitted Thursday and I cam home yesterday. Consultant thinks it is all connected and a progression of events all brought on by my previous heart problems and procedures. I think I am so lucky to be alive. So far I have had Wolof Parkinson Whytte syndrome , heart block, atrial fibrillation and now heart block again. Has anyone else experienced these and how do you cope with it.
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