AV block, Medtronic Azure, Max HR question
I'm a 36 year old male, former competitive cyclist, diagnosed with level 3 AV block at 18yrs old. Just got my first PM installed on Monday. I am concerned that my doc is not listening to me when I ask for my maximum assisted HR to be set higher than 130. Previously, before being paced, my "endurance" pace heart rate would be between 90-110, and my absolute max was about 135.
My resting rate, paced, has been set at 60. My natural non paced resting rate is about 35 these days.
It seems illogical to me that my new hr range is only 70bpm, whereas it was 95bpm.
For others who have dealt with maximum hr setting challenges, what are the key things to ask, suggest, and demand of the doc/office in order to achieve the goal ( a reasonably higher max HR setting)?
PS- yes, I have searched a bit on the forum for similar threads, but helpful links to threads I have missed are more than welcome.