I’m a 38 year old woman with diastolic dysfunction, shortness of breath, and a left bundle branch block. I have pulmonary hypertension and doctors seem perplexed- I’m now seeing a specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. When I was 2, I had total lymphoid irradiation, and they think it damaged my heart. Next week I’ll have my third heart cath in three years, and I am cautiously optimistic that this time they might be able to help me live a more normal life, and be as active as I would like to be.
I have an implanted heart rate monitor so that I don’t have to wear a holter monitor. I really hope the Apple Watch can evolve to be more accurate so that people like me don’t have to have this device implanted anymore!