I had an implanted loop recorder fitted last August. I have been suffering with an irregular heart rhythm for about two years.
The information recorded on the implant is relayed automatically back to the hospital overnight.
I had a phone call yesterday morning telling me that my heart rate had dropped very low (30 bpm) two days previously. They asked me whether I had been aware of it. I most certainly had been. I had felt desperately unwell for most of the day.
I was told that the reports would be discussed immediately with a cardiologist & that I would receive a call back. Within half an hour I had the call & after a shot discussion it has been agreed that I require a pacemaker. This will be done within six weeks.
I am very relieved to know that this will now be done & I can hopefully look forward to better health & more energy.