How are settings determined?
This is probably answered somewhere in this forum, but I couldn't find it.
I'm a 68-year-old man with bradycardia (<38 bpm at rest) and chronotropic incompetence. My treadmill test showed a peak HR or 115 bpm. I lasted 11 minutes.
I ride my road bike 3,000 miles a year, and hike 600 or so.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting a dual-lead Medtronic PM in a couple of weeks, and am wondering about settings. I assume I'll have a conversation with the doc about minimum and maximum rates, but don't have an opinion on what those numbers should be. Should I? Are those rates an art or a science? Any thoughts on how I can determine how my new PM should be set up?
Thanks for any response.
You know you're wired when...
You read consumer reports before upgrading to a new model.
I had a pacemaker when I was 11. I never once thought I wasn't a 'normal kid' nor was I ever treated differently because of it. I could do everything all my friends were doing; I just happened to have a battery attached to my heart to help it work.