Had my first post-implant check on Tuesday and pacemaker doing ok. No adjustments required. So, it's next check in 3 months time and then 6 monthly thereafter. Great to get back driving again.
Re:- all the concerns here on HU about cars with key-less entry/ ignition systems and pacemakers. Absolutely no problems with mine. Also electric shaver and electric tooth-brush not causing any problems, just make sure I am holding them away from the PM. Re-training myself to use the right ear for the mobile and cordless phones. Been in and out of TESCO with their door scanners and no problems.
It was also good to find out, from DVLA website, that i DO NOT need to inform them about the PM since it is a prophylactic implant. (preventive). Only restriction was don't drive for 4 weeks after implant since it is the CRT-D. Contacted my car insurance company and they said they don't need to know either if DVLA don't. So, no difference to car insurance.
Another thing, after a comment from my wife, the pacemaker DOES NOT cure or stop AF. That is still going on in the background. It just gives a nice steady ventricular rate, increasing as and when it detects that it is required. Also with mine, it has both ventricles synchronised now and that is certainly improving the output of the heart. AliveCor now consigned to the drawer since it just shows a nice steady pulse and not much point in using it.