Calling for people more experienced than me
Hi all, I am 2 days post op and no major complications at all so far and pain has been fairly minimal. I've got a dual chamber pacer set to DDD to treat my CCHB (HIS BUNDLE PACING). My consultant did explain this too me and I thought I'd understood it but maybe not so if anyone has the same condition and can explain it better than I then please do:
Am I right in saying that my top chamber is fine and is sending the signals down to the bottom at a normal rate, the issue is that the bottom Chambers don't receive that signal. Therefore now I have my pacemaker, once the top sends the signal down the bottom paces. And my pacemaker is set to 40 bpm so that's the lowest my rate can be. However shouldn't my heart rate just be whatever my natural rate is now, almost like someone's with a normal heart? I've noticed it still goes quite low, 48 and 49 sometimes but it picks up nicely. Is that just because I have a naturally low heart rate or do my settings need tweaking? They did say something about a large delay which they'll assess for now and look at in my first consultation.
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You take technology to heart.
I finished 29th in London in 2 hours 20 minutes 30 seconds which is my fastest with or without a device so clearly it didnt slow me down ! I had no problems apart from some slight chaffing on my scar - more Vaseline next time.