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I have suffered irregular pulse with stoppages for up to 30

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I have suffered irregular pulse with stoppages for up to 30 seconds or more.
3 months ago I had a "Pacemaker" fitted. I still get bad turns before the pacemaker kicks in. Is there anything you can suggest ?Derek Firman age 81. I take regular exercise and otherwise fit for my age !
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

Did they try adjusting the pacer?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No Two weeks ago they checked the full range of the pacer.Within the first week of fitting (27th June) I had the signs of a black out which was subdued immediately
and did not go further. This I reported to the hospital. No action taken.
This week I again had the trouble signs and at one point appeared to have another attack. This again cleared after a short period. It felt as if I had received a bang on the chest and someone had turned a light on.My question. Is this normal. Will I have to live with this or can anything be done to stop this occurring?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

No this is definitely not normal

you need a second opinion

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

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