I had my pacemaker done on Tuesday August 11.  I know it is very soon to be expecting to feel better, but, I thought I would not had the palpitations anymore. I feel my heart beat in my throat constantly. When I go for my first check up, will they adjust my pacemaker?  How is this done?  



by AgentX86 - 2020-08-16 14:51:30

For most, a pacemaker will do nothing for palpitations. There are a few cases where a pacemaker can be set to out-pace arrhythmias but palpitations aren't the reason that you have a pacemaker.

Feeling you pulse in your throat isn't normal but you'll have to talk with your cardiologist or EP about the reasons and solutions.

Pacemakers are adjusted using a computer that looks something like an overgrown laptop and an antenna that looks like a hockey puck. The puck is placed over your pacemaker. The computer display shows its settings and has menus that allow the tech to modify your settings, according to your doctor's orders and your feedback or requests. It will only help you if you study your pacemaker"s technical information, so you know what to ask for.


by Tracey_E - 2020-08-17 09:25:42

Adjustments are all done on the computer. You've probably already had an interrogation, they usually do it before we leave the hospital. When they test it, it can feel funky sometimes, like riding an elevator but it's painless and usually doesn't take more than a few minutes. 


by Marthajane - 2020-08-22 20:13:59

i had my PM fitted 16th June, due to heart block, had constant palpitations caused by ectopic beat. Like you I expected a miracle cure but it did not happen.  But because I had the PM they set it so my HR does not fall below 60, so they could up my Bisoprolol.  Due to the increase I became really lethargic and the palpitations stayed the same, so my Doctor changed me to Nebivolol, and within a week the palpitations stopped.   I am now four week down the road and I must admit most days I have a few palpitations that tend to last about 30 mins, mainly in the morning but then I am ok.  I am due to see my consultant on Monday and going to ask if it’s because my dose may need tweaking. Good luck and I hope this helps 


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