She has a pace maker and is due for battery change soon.
She is full of congestion in her lungs and breathes heavy and has crackling when she breathes out. She has a lot of edema in her lower legs and is on lasix for this. She has cardiomyopathy. She has AFib almost every day. She is very fatigued.
I need to know what the pace-maker will do if her heart is unable to keep up with moving blood and fluids around her body properly? She has the pace maker to keep her heart from going below 60 beats a minute and has had it for almost 9 yrs now.
Is the pace maker keeping her going beyond the life of other body systems?