Post PM op

  • by Abs
  • 2020-08-30 09:40:57
  • Coping


Im so happy I have found this group, this is truly amazing 😉 

I've had a CRT-P fitted 12 days ago and have notice these last 3 days that my heart rate is pacing up 120bpm on basic walking around without strenuous activity. My device has been set to 70bpm so when I'm walking it does feel uncomfortable as I can feel my heart pounding away.

is this normal?


what feels normal

by Tracey_E - 2020-08-30 10:27:16

If we got used to a very low rate, a normal rate is going to feel weird for a bit! It's also normal to be hyper aware of our heart rate at first. That said, they usually fine tune the settings at our first check up, once we've had a chance to heal and the heart get used to being paced and that may take care of it. Mention it to them then. 

Welcome ABS

by Gemita - 2020-08-30 11:29:55

What is normal ?  Normal will be different for each one of us depending on our heart and other health conditions.  It was very normal for me to reach 120 bpm and beyond immediately after my implant when my heart was healing from the psychological and physical trauma of the procedure.

My pacemaker is also set at 70 bpm.  It took me several months for my heart to settle down and to find a happy level but I do have arrhythmias, including Atrial Tachycardia.  I would say if your racing heart returns to normal, or close to the set rate of 70 bpm when at rest you may just need some pacemaker adjustments, but if your tachycardia is present at rest and you feel uncomfortable, I would have a word with your pacemaker team for advice just to be sure.

Maybe rate response

by cedric1 - 2020-08-30 13:06:18

Your pacemaker probably has rate response turned on.  It will increase your heart rate when you are moving.  Many people do not like this.  I didn't and had my rate response turned off.  You may ask your pacemaker rep about this.  The settings can be changed.  

Hello ABS

by Aberdeen - 2020-08-30 16:38:25

I too have a CRT-P pacemaker . My pacemaker is set at 50bpm. I don’t know if I have a higher setting.  I think you should get your settings checked. It could also possibly be because your heart rate was much lower before and you are now aware of the difference. I am interested to know why you were given a CRT- P pacemaker as opposed to a dual lead pacemaker. Welcome to this site it is very helpful!

Thanks 😊 everyone For your responses

by Abs - 2020-08-31 12:16:33

I think I may have a rate response setting on my pacemaker, I will check this out this week, thanks again for all your advice 

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