Shortness of Breath on starting to exercise
Just thought I would pass on some information to all those people that have shortness of breath starting their exercise.
I mentioned to my cardiologist (one of three) that I was wondering whether my hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ( thickening of the heart muscle) was responsible for my shortness of breath on initiating exercise ( the heart muscle is known to be 'stiff' [lacking compliance] with this condition). The result was a referral to have my PM settings checked. Yesterday, and 3 months later, I have had a chat with the PM tech.
I am on the fastest onset for rate response (RR). I was told the RR effect is a sinusoidal curve and that maybe increasing the basal rate would help. Although offered 70 bpm. I opted for 65 bpm. It remains to be seen whether this will stop the breathlessness on climbing stairs and starting to cycle with determination!
According to my PM tech. both of these activities ( stairs, cycling) are a problem for the older PM technologies ( mine is 12 years old). The newer PMs seem to be a bit better. If anyone has any suggestions, other than change to a newer model ( and may I say the wife and I are 'adjusted' to each other), then I would be pleased to hear.
Best wishes for 2021.