I keep having tachycardia episodes where my heart rate will spike to 109 and then quickly subside to whatever the rate was prior. This is happening from 10 to 30 times a day. The worst effects are at night when my heart rate will go from 50 bpm to 109 then back down to the 50's. I have 3rd degree AV block and my lower chambers are 100% paced with a medtronic device.
My question to the group - Does this sound like a device setting or just tachycardia?
I find it hard to believe that tachycardia will bring my heart rate up to the exact same bpm and last the exact same duration. This has been happening for over a month. The scenario's have been exactly the same. I feel my heart slightly flutter and then the tachycardia to 109 for several minutes. My heartrate will then slowly lower to whatever my previous heart rate was. I've been to the pacemaker tech twice and asked them about it. They told me it wasn't the settings. I'm not sure what to believe.