I had my appointment in Hertfordshore tonight. Was along haul - 5 hours there and back.
Anyway, the EP dr said that he had consulted the graph that was printed from the 5 days heart monitor that I wore. He said that my heart stops sometimes, mainly at night and at rest. It stops for about 9 seconds each time. He also said my heart was beating slow, he thinks.
He is going to take me into hospital in a couple of weeks. He will monitor my heart rate for a couple of days in hospital. He then saiud that he will carry out EP testing, where he will puta tubne in either side in my groin and take them up to my heart where he can check the elecrtical side. ( He also said he will check my PFO when he is there.)
He said that he then thingk he wil have me back in hospital to have a PACEMAKER fitted! WOW! didnt know I needed that!
So there you go! All up to date!
The only quesion I have is about my heart rate. When I had been checked at hospital before, I had had a racing heart and i thought my problem was that my heart was too fast - not too slow! mayne I get the fast heart beats after it has stopped? Maybe thats what I feel? Maybe its a sudden rush of blood that I feel? Maybe that make me panicky and shakey? Any ideas?
Also, the Dr said that the PACEMAKER will pace my heart so that it wont slow down and I wont get so dizzy or tired. But, in the light of my fast heart before, will it also slow it down if necessary? Does anyone know?
Any advice about EP studies and pacemaker greatefully received!
THANKS. I LOOK FORWARD TO ALL YOUR REPLIES!