Pacemaker settings for swimming after 6 weeks off
I also have questions about my Pacemaker settings prior to swimming again. I was told in my first follow-up appointment that my settings were 130 and 60 BPM. During the last 6 weeks I have been walking at a fast pace for 5 to 6 miles at a time and I do not feel winded at all. I quit ether because I run out of time, get bored, or my legs get sore. All I did for exercise 6 years prior to the Pacemaker implant was swim.
Now that I am ready to start swimming again, probably later this week, I am wondering if a high setting of 130 BPM is appropriate for me. I understand that a Pacemaker only increases my heartbeat, so what will happen if I reach 130 BPM as I am swimming and the Pacemaker stops pacing?
Additionally, I feel like I should have a lot of questions regarding the various settings that my Pacemaker has related to endurance exercising, does anyone have any insight into what I should ask, or request of my physicians?