[Pacemaker for Mom]

Author: Lauren (---.norwest.com)

Date: 11-22-02 09:15

My mother's cardiologist has recommended a pacemaker for her to help with labored breathing. She is 82 years old and has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Does anyone have any general information about pacemakers and cardiomyopathy or can recommend some questions to ask her doctor? Thank you for your help.


[Re: Pacemaker for Mom]

Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

Date: 11-22-02 09:32

DDD or Dual Chamber pacing in HCM has been proven to relieve gradients, yet not provide a great deal of symptomatic improvement...with limited exceptions and this time your mom falls into the limited exceptions! It appears that older women seem to do rather well with pacing . We can help you find a specialist to give an opinion on the her care.

Best wishes,



[Re: Pacemaker for Mom]

Author: Sarah B. Board Moderator (12.144.99.---)

Date: 11-22-02 09:34


Call Lisa at 973-983-7429 to get a referral.