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New MICRA pacemaker

Oct 29, 2016 - 0 comments

This seems like a pretty great new pacemaker, wonder what the downsides are and how long before an ICD, if there can even be one made like the new MICRA by Medtronics?

Can't let stress get to me

Oct 28, 2016 - 0 comments

I can't let stress get to me and throw my system in a down spiral.  It's difficult not to think about my baby having HCM and going through what I have.

An ICD for peace of mind and to be pro-active against Sudden Cardiac Arrest is really what should be done, but I still have nightmares about mine.

Dealing with life

Oct 27, 2016 - 0 comments

so just when I thought I had it all figured out, my youngest daughter (14) started fainting regularly and her dr is sending her and my youngest son for all the tests I had done.

Since she's fainted a bit and palpitations she may need a cardiac cath and then a PM/ICD for HCM, so we will see what Monday brings.

Being chronically sick and dealing with this has already thrown my system into a tailspin...Lupus at it's finest.

Heart attack...

May 18, 2013 - 0 comments

maybe maybe not? I know how quirky EKG/ECG machines are so I'm really hoping this time it's a false reading.

My Primary found a new murmur and I've been so sick for about 5-6 months; not feeling right, more winded than normal, major headaches, different types of chest pain than before and ALOT more fainting spells even with my ICD.  

Cardiologist looked over my history and symptoms did an EKG and it shows Can't rule out Anterior MI; age unknown - I had my last EKG 9/28/2012 so they can narrow it down if it that's what it was.

My May 2013 EKG:

Vent Rate:         64  
PR                    152
QRSD               94
QT/QTc             410/419  
P/QRS/T Axes   23/29/26

Sinus Rhythm
Cannot rule out Anterior Myocardial Infarction, age undetermined (V4)
Low QRS Voltage in Chest leads
*abnormal ecg*