Just curious if anyone had had the same experience as me. I'm 40 and have second degree heart block type 1. I would basically start dropping beats around 99bpm and would land on 2:1 block pretty quickly. I got a Medtronic PM Jan 2, 2020 and I can now exercise more due to the higher rate. For some reason I can feel when my heart goes into block still. my symptoms which I describe as my heart just not feeling like it's pumping in sync like a loss of pressure or maybe like I'm having a half palpitation every heart beat. I also get just slightly winded during this feeling. This feeling happens the moment I would have gone into 2:1 block prior to my PM. On good days the feeling only lasts till I'm paced up to around 110bpm and then I'm good until I get back down to 99bpm and start feeling it again. I had a 24 hour heart monitor and he said I was switching from intrinsic regular heart rate to a sensed atrial ventricle paced rhythm when I would feel the feeling. I'm going in next Tuesday to talk to my EP again about this. They tried changing my sensed AV delay from 150ms to 120ms and maybe that made a slight improvement Im not sure, but certainly didn't make the feeling go away when I got around 99bpm. My adaptive AV delay is set to start at 80bpm and end at 130bpm and the minimum is av delay 110ms. They have never touched that adaptive adaptive AV delay setting and it might be a default setting. I don't know if maybe they would set the adaptive AV delay to start around 70bpm and make the minimum something like 90ms if that would help the PM take over sooner so I wouldn't feel it or if I'm just feeling pacing in general and I should just get over it and this is how life is now.
does anyone else notice when they switch from their own normal heart rate to a paced heart rate? Usually it's just atrial sense and ventricle pace unless I'm sleeping my low rate is 50bpm. My max tracking rate is 150bpm and I reach that quickly when running so I hope he increases that. My heart starts skipping when I hit 150bpm, which is by design)
I sure welcome any advise.