Last year I had a two lead pacemaker inserted, due to brachycardia and heart block,
On hosp monitor,showed up 30 / 40 HB
I also suffered AF for many years, seemed to appear not long after a HA in 2004
The AF was controlled by Amioderone, but destroyed my thyroid and affected my eye sight, was eventually taken of it, and this was followed by two ablations, neither worked..in fact they pierced my hear lining, so did not have any more,
It’s was advised to have AV node ablation, in left atrium node, shortly after the pacemaker as I was having long runs of AF...
re ently past few months been getting breathless and dizzy on bending down.
Restricting me quite substantially, and was admitted to hospital last week, as I was having chest pan also, and AF type heart beats,
I had an angiogram, and no blockages were found, when I saw the cardiologist, he says my heart failure has increased ,
Was talking about inserting a new pacemaker,with 3 leads, one that goes to the back of the damaged part of my heart to helpmit function better,
It’s not been decided for sure, as A I have misgivings, and B there’s only 50/50 chance it works..
I’m at a loss, as my first implant had complications, and the thought of having wires removed fills me with horror,
As I’m home now, they did not do an echocardiogram, I have to go back for that
I had no advice on what I can do and should avoid, my meds changed somewhat
Having doubled BP meds, and same with furesimide, and added small aspirin, as well as me taking Warfarin for life,
And a new statin , that gives me awful joint pains,
I’m on my own, my husband is in care with advanced Parkinson’s,
My family except for youngest son, offer no support, my daughter only lives 30 mins away, and when I was rushed into hospital, said she couldn’t come as she was going on holiday!
Sometimes think life not worth living, I get depressed, and suffer from stress , especially over the last year, with all that’s happening with my husband.
Could go on but it’s too long as it is.
I just wish I had someone to talk to.