Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Dr. wants me to go to ER!! 7.5 second pause - I'm scared & alone!
On approx June 20, 2013 I began wearing the 30 Day Event Recorder and on June 29, 2013 the monitoring company contacted my cardiologist to let him know that I experienced a 7.5 second pause. My cardiologist called and requested that I  go to Emergency Room stat. I told him I was not prepared to that. My pacemaker surgery is now scheduled for Mon. July 8, 2013.  He then requested that if I experience another episode to go straight to the Emergency Room, which I will have another episode because I do every single day. I suppose I have a decision to make...hmmm. Background: I'm a 47 year old female, (45 years old when dx with need for pacemaker) 125lbs, 5'6 and a 30 year - 3/4 pack cigarette smoker. I've been in denial about needing a pacemaker - I'm scared, been to the hospital one too many times. I started experiencing dizziness and fainting about two & half years ago and  I've seriously injured myself multiple times. I've had the full heart workup and all my tests came back normal except the Holter Monitor which showed a 3.5 second pause. I also have Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia, which began March 5, 2004 and I've been on multiple medications (anti-seizure, anti-depressant, & opiate meds ) for nine + years.
What are your thoughts about me getting a pacemaker and the need for one? I appreciate your comments and thank you very much
Pdcali38
Cancel
1 Answers
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
63984 tn?1385441539
Having a pacemaker inserted is a pretty simple and safe procedure.  Pacers have a variety of functions, and it sounds like you need one to keep your heart beating regularly.  
You probably know that smoking complicates everything about your heart and its functions, not all cardiologists will do a procedure on someone who is still smoking.
Comment
Cancel
63984 tn?1385441539
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Angina Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland