Understanding my settings
I have been so grateful for this group and have found many answers here so far. My pacemaker was placed in early December for vasovagal syncope. We are still trying to find the right settings. It seems like my heart rate has been much higher than it used to be. Resting heart rate before was probably mid 60s. Now, simply walking down a hallway at work it will easily jump to 130. In addition, there are times that my heart feels like it is pounding, and sometimes when it is pacing me my chest feels pressure or tightness and it hurts a little to take a breath. That happens a few times a day. I am paced about 50% of the time. I am working with the team to make adjustments, but I don't entirely understand all of the settings, so it's harder for me to contribute. My minimum is set to 50, and I think my max is 160. I know CLS is on and my rate response is set to very high. Can anyone help explain how CLS and rate response work? I am sure it has been explained on here before and I haven't found the right post yet. I appreciate your feedback.