rate drop response

My pacer is a Medtronic EnPulse DR it is set for me at 70 bpm. The rate response is set so that if my heart rate drops suddenly within a 1 or 2 minute span (not sure which) by 25 points then the pacer kicks my heart rate up to 100bpm for 2 minutes. Then slowly it goes back to the setting of 70 bpm. This gets the blood pressure back up quickly and keeps a person from getting dizzy or passing or even from blacking out. This has worked great for VVS. Now those pesky little split second blackouts which I described earlier still were a problem until about 2 months ago. I was at that time prescribed Atenolol 25 this is a small dose to help get my usual high blood pressure down. After taking this for awhile in conjunction with the rate drop response those episodes have also stopped. So at least for now things are pretty smooth (Knock on Wood) I hate to get to confident. You know that's when things go to poop again. Anyway so far so good. Bowlrbob



by ela-girl - 2007-04-25 09:04:54

You make me laugh, bowlrbob! "that's when things go to poop..." :)

I'm so glad that you are doing better. That means there's hope for others out there!

Thanks for explaining your pacer, too!


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