resting pulse

Recently on occasion my resting pulse will be between 75 and 100. My PM is set for a minimum of 60. Has anyone else experienced this? My atrium is 95% paced so I wonder how this could be possible. I have a clinic appointment soon. Is there anything is the PM settings I should ask about? My blood pressure readings are normal.




by Tracey_E - 2008-12-09 03:12:43

It's perfectly normal to go above your minimum settings! The setting is there for safety, you will never go under that number, but it's very normal to go above it. Most likely your pm is filling in extra beats and smoothing out your heartrate rather than speeding it up. So, before you may have been beating time per second for a hr of 60 but your heart was missing beats so you counted less than that. I hope that's clear!

Heart rates

by joy1 - 2008-12-09 04:12:08

Hi rcramer,
TraceyE is right. What your experiencing sounds really normal. My resting rate is generally in the 70-80s range. Don't sweat it. We all go through the periods of trying to understand if this or that is normal.


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