Does a PM sense simple motion like a bumpy road??
Hello to all of my fellow pacers! I just had my PM surgery last Thursday after dealing with second degree AV block and my heart rate dipping into the 30's on a regular basis. After the PM install, I'm doing pretty good and my rate is staying above 60 now. So here's my question, which is about how the rate changes when needed. I've read a bunch and realize there's tuning that will have to be done to get the rate to increase and decrease according to my needs, but here's something odd that I've noticed that has me concerned... my rate appears to increase with any kind of motion, including going down a bumpy road. I was out a few days ago on my Corvette, which rides pretty harsh, and my rate went over 100 many times, which freaked me out, especially since I was just relaxed and enjoying the ride. Then today I was out in a more normal car and noticed that my heart rate on those same roads was much less, but when I went over some stretches of rough road, my rate would increase instantly. This seems a bit concerning to me with my rate going up when I really don't need it to. Do these devices really sense motion like that, and if so can you request to have that type of sensing toned down or better yet turned off?? Seems like it should be relying on your breathing rate or something like that. Any input would be great!! Tim