Rapid BPM drop during exercise
So I'm experiencing a rapid drop in rate when I start to get my BPM up during exercise. Once I get into the 110 ish range, I feel some PVC's (heavy beats) and then down it goes. It'll drop down to 90 most times and then others it'll drop hard down to about 70. Sometimes it'll recover quickly, and cruise at 110 again, but there's other times it'll stay low for minutes. Bottom line is I can't exercise and get into the cardio zone at all. I told this to the PA-C (not the doctor) today and her and the PM tech looked at me like I had a screw loose. I asked if the pacemaker could do that, and according to them it doesn't purposely drop the rate down for anytihng, so they honestly didn't have a clue. I'm going to get a monitor later this week, of which I had to suggest, and I'm hoping it'll show them (and me) what's going on. My theory is that my Atrium is loosing it's marbles for some reason (sick siuns) and stops proviiding a pace signal for a bit, and since I'm now standing still the rate response doesn't do anything. I have second degree AV block, so my Ventricle is paced 100% of the time and my Atrium seems to be providing the pace to the PM most of the time, but maybe not so much under those conditions. But I would think that the pacemaker would sense a drop in signal and instantly pick things up at that same rate. Heck I don't know! Anyway... if anyone has any thoughts, I'm all ears! Tim
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At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!