A pacemaker is needed to keep track of your heart rate and stimulate it to beat faster. While pacemakers are not used to treat all heart diseases or irregular heartbeats, there are several symptoms that indicate who needs one. If you notice any of these symptoms, make an appointment with your doctor for a checkup.
Dizziness can be a sign your heart isn’t beating properly. These signs can also be caused by low blood pressure, low blood sugar, hyperventilating, and other health issues as well.
Short of breath
Shortness of breath or difficulty catching your breath could indicate a number of dangerous medical diseases, like Pneumonia or Asthma including heart disease or irregular heartbeats. Not all pacemakers are permanent. Temporary pacemakers can control certain types of problems. You may need a temporary pacemaker after a heart attack or heart surgery. You may also need one if a medication overdose temporarily slowed your heart.
- Pacemakers – all kinds.
- CRT – P and CRT – D implantations.
- Implantation of single and dual chamber AICDs