What does it mean

Hi been for my annual checkup and was told my pacemaker was working at 22%, can someone tell me what this means as I don’t understand thanks 


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22%

by AgentX86 - 2019-11-06 09:14:07

It means that out of every 100 heartbeats, 78 are normal, initiated by your heart's sinus node. Twenty two are initiated by your pacemaker. Note that this number may be interesting but doesn't mean much. If they slowed your minimum rate, the pacing percentage would go down.  Speed it up and the percentage goes up.

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by Tracey_E - 2019-11-06 09:27:05

There is no right or wrong number. Some pace less than 1%, but those few seconds of pacing keep them from passing out. Some like me pace every beat. If you feel good, then you are pacing the right amount. Your heart works on its own 78% of the time. 

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by lmpres - 2019-11-11 08:39:33

I pace at 100 percent.  Prior to the PM, my heart rate was in the low 40's which restricted the meds I could take.  They raised that to 60 bpm so I could take other meds.  Been in me for 3 years now.  No worries!

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