Hi. I am not sure if anyone can help. I am English but I am living in Portugal and don't have very good language skills. I had some strange symptoms and my neighbour who is a sergeon, told me to go to the emergency doctor. My resting pulse was at 42 (I am a big guy, 6'4'' and fat!!). I was dizzy and had like pressure building up in my neck and ears. I was put onto an ECT and it was 'abnormal'. I got a first degree AV blookage (I think) but I cannot make any sense of what they are saying to me. But I have picked up that they are going to strap me up to a 24hour monitor on Monday. They are also talking about
pacemakers. How do these things work? Are there other alternatives like drugs, that will avoid cutting me
open? How long do they last. Will the blockage ever just 'go away'. Can I play tennis with a pacemaker fitted? What about
sex? Can I fly with one?
I know that this is a lot of questions but I really don't have a clue what the hell is going on with my health. A nurse told me to 'drink and smoke' in the short term to bring my pulse rate up. that seems to be working!!!
Thanks to anyone who takes the time to write and educate me.