I was diagnosed in 2007 with first and second degree heart block. I suffer with blackouts occasionally and I can feel when my heart skips beats. During the night I have a complete pause of between 2 and 3 seconds then my heart starts back into second degree heart block and then continually stays in first degree heart block.
I have recently started suffering with my blood pressure. I used to have high blood pressure normally 140-160/100-110, but I've now got lower blood pressure 110/60 and for no reason it is dropping fast to 60/40 and continues to drop unless I lay down then it returns to normal in about an hour. Nothing in particular causes my blood pressure to drop and it doesn't happen everyday.
It was decided that my quality of life would be better without a pacemaker because of my age (31) but I currently have an implantable loop recorder in my chest which is downloaded every month. I have a GTN spray and I've stopped taking the aspirin and I don't take any other medications.
Is it possible that my heart could be to blame for my low blood pressure or could it be a completely different problem?
It is possible that if your heart is having long pauses or frequent pauses, your blood pressure could drop. This would be an indication for a pacemaker. I'm not sure which kind of second degree heart block you have (Mobitz type I or II). They are very different and one requires a pacemaker while the other does not. I'm also not sure why you have NTG spray, which could also cause your blood pressure to drop precipitously. I think you should bring this issue up with your cardiologist and come up with a plan. Hope this helps.
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