Bradycardia and AFib with PVC's

Posted by yellowdoggirl @yellowdoggirl, Aug 26 9:46am

I am not the first with this, but I have a hard time getting information. For whatever reason, medical team is not generous with info.
There whole story: I am almost 70 y.o., have UCTD, celiac disease, IBS, small airways disease, AFib, bradycardia, and PVC's. Taking midodrine to address low blood pressure. It helps!
I swim and or walk every day. It's getting harder to swim. I'm tired.
I'm thinking of accepting a pacemaker, but want to know the ramifications.
(Have 2 library books on it.)
How did you feel after?
More energy?
What was done to treat the AFib?
PVC's ?
Did the restrictions impact your lifestyle?
It seems like a big decision. I need to feel comfortable with it.
Thank you for reading and sharing!
@yellowdoggirl

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Hey, yellowdoggirl! Hope you get some replies. I have self-diagnosed A-fib after the Pfizer double jab. Self-diagnosed? Easy to do when you feel your heart jumping in your chest when you're fully at rest! Treating my blood clots (yes, I can feel them, too) with 1/2 of an adult aspirin every night. Trying to keep my heart strong with 35 minutes on the treadmill almost every night.

Supposedly (can't recall the name of the celebrity doctor who touted this) interval aerobics can help with A-fib. My time on the treadmill is NOT the same as interval aerobics. Maybe I need to look into that.

Wishing you the best and I'll keep checking back!

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Thank you so much for your comments, @frenchie333 !
Yours are the only replies so far.
Interval training -interesting and I will check into it.
Thank you again!

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Good morning @yellowdoggirl
I just turned 72 and have had a pacemaker for over a year because of worsening Afib and long pauses during Afib episodes as my heart would try (usually unsuccessfully) to reset itself and get back to normal rhythm. It took a few months to get used to having the pacemaker but now I rarely notice or even think about it. And it’s reassuring to know that it won’t let my heart make those risky pauses like it used to before the pacemaker. Before they put in the pacemaker I was really worried about it but now I’m glad that I have it. I wish you well whatever decision you make.

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I forgot to say that I walk every day, Usually about 5 miles. After I got the pacemaker and after a short recovery time, I resumed walking that much with no problems. I’d have to say the only thing that still bothers me is that when I’m babysitting grand children I often put a little padding over the pacemaker area because it can be tender if they crash in to me while we’re playing.
Not a big deal but you asked about how it affected lifestyle so I thought that might be worth mentioning. 🙂

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@ruthz

I forgot to say that I walk every day, Usually about 5 miles. After I got the pacemaker and after a short recovery time, I resumed walking that much with no problems. I’d have to say the only thing that still bothers me is that when I’m babysitting grand children I often put a little padding over the pacemaker area because it can be tender if they crash in to me while we’re playing.
Not a big deal but you asked about how it affected lifestyle so I thought that might be worth mentioning. 🙂

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Thank you so much @ruthz !
That is truly helpful information and I'm so glad you offered it!
I hope it continues to be helpful for you!

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