I saw the cardiologist this morning, after first having an ECG. In summary, all is well. The pacemaker is pacing, the valve is…doing whatever it’s supposed to do, there are no leaks, the chambers are pumping. The cardiologist said that they shouldn’t need to do anything major until I’m about 50, although they will have to do relatively minor things like changing the pacemaker battery in about 7 years and possibly replacing (or just maintaining) the replacement valve in about 10 years. I mentioned the weird heart rhythms I get when I lie on my left side (yes, I know it’s a bit weird), and she said that quite a lot of people experience this or similar and that it’s nothing to worry about, just a strange thing. So all in all, it was a good report, and I don’t have to back again until this time next year.