Replacement pacemaker set 10 beats per minute less than the old one
Hi, hope everyone is doing ok. I had my pacemaker replaced this morning, it all went well, the leads were fine. I'm now home and having my lunch but feel a bit dizzy. This could be as a result of having had it replaced only 4 hours ago. However, I noticed before I left hospital that I was pacing at 60, I was set at 70 for the past 12 years. I queried it with the nurse and he said that the Dr makes decisions based on lots of reasons. Is 10 beats a minute a big drop from what I've been used to, does anyone know why it would be dropped to 60bpm? I had a St Judes previously and have been inplanted with a Medtronic this morning. I'm 67, fit and healthy, do you think 60 is too low? Thanks.