First pacing check

I had my first Pacemaker check after 8 weeks on the 29th Nov , my lower rate was increased from 60bpm to 65 bpm & a DDIR mode was enabled (Complicated stuff to explain what it does) but I reckon it's a Sports/Turbo setting because I sure feel like I've got more "Get Up & GO" & hope it lasts. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Best wishes


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by Pacer2019 - 2019-12-03 01:55:09

Sounds great ! I go 12/11..... maybe I will get a turbo setting and gain a competive advantage on the court ! 

 

 

The right-for-you setting makes all the difference---and a note to Pacer2o19

by Gotrhythm - 2019-12-03 16:15:13

My pacemaker is also programmed for the mode DDIR. It would be nice if it were the Sports/Turbo setting, but, sorry, it's not.

DDIR keeps the pacemaker from pacing under certain conditions. In my case, the purpose of DDIR is to cumcumvent my heart's tendency to PMT or Pacemaker Mediated Tachycardia. For me, it worked like charm for a couple of years. Now, not so much.

The DDIR setting is unusual. I can't remember whether the tech said around 10%, or fewer than 10%, are paced this way. Anyway, it's not much.

I'm glad the setting is working so well for you. As we so frequently tell newbies, getting the right settings--meaning right for you--is the difference between just staying alive, and really living. What you are experiencing is the way it should be.

Pacer2019--there's no such thing as a setting that makes you into something you aren't. There's only the setting that's right for you. Getting the right setting is often a matter of tweaking a little here and a little there, until the optimum is acheived. That can take several months.

 

 

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