Ventricular v atrial pacing
Hope you are having a good week so far.
I have had my call with the cardiologist today. Not much to say as they did not have my records to hand but hey ho.
My settings were changed in December from a lower heart rate of 60 to 40. They also changed the PR interval wait time to 500ms (I have a long PR as well as 2nd degree heart block).
In December my percentages were Atrial 23 and Ventricular 46.
Now with the new settings for a few months it has now gone to <1% Atrial but 80% Ventricular.
I thought they said that in December the pacemaker would wait for a few dropped beats before pacing but maybe I have misunderstood and it is still waiting an amount of time and then pacing.
I know I should not worry about amount of ventricular pacing but is there still any point in me trying to have the settings tweaked again to reduce the V%?
If all else fails would it be worth me asking them to increase the atrial back to a higher level which will increase Atrial but lower Ventricular rates? I assume there has never been any issues reported with pacing of the atrial?
It would appear that at higher heart rates during exercise I still have 1 to 1 beats so that is good news.