I went to my pacemaker doctor (cardiologist) for a checkup, on Friday. I think he was worried because I was out of the country for such a long time. Everything checked out fine. Under his questioning I finally confessed that I had had a couple of incidents when my heart was beating too fast (one of the symptoms that won me the pacemaker), and another occasion when I felt funny, like maybe short of breath, but I didn't really know what short of breath meant. We had quite a long discussion about all of this, the question being, when should I call him, or when should I go to the hospital. He told me that the fast heart rate wasn't important if it didn't last too long. What is too long? I was thinking three days. He said ten minutes, thirty minutes and I should get to the hospital. He urged me to call and come into the office if I have another "shortness of breath" incident. I guess that makes the whole thing somewhat clearer, but the truth is I still don't understand what constitutes an emergency. Obviously none of these incidents qualifies; it's been many days and he thought I was just fine.
I’m with the doctor. Ten minutes, 30 tops. Glad you’re fine now, however. But pay attention.
Ten minutes not three days. LOL
You would laugh at my scar…..everything is irritating it raw. All I can do is add padding. Hugs at ya……..