exercise while device self check

i was not aware of the time around 1230am i was at the 24 hour gym and around 1am my device performs the daily self test or check and i do feel it if am awake i feel the device pacing and my heart rythm changing while the test is performing .no issues there ,.,,now i was at the gym running and when the device self check i stop cause i was feeling horrible when i stop i realize i was going thu the test, and my pulse was all over the place my rythm was not cordinated ,,i just felt like my heart was not keeping up i got scare but start to relax my mind and slowly my heart when back to normal what a scare any ideas?? why that happen i was not lightheaded or nothing like that just feeling weak at the time it was happening .


You can ask your EP team to disable these auto-self checks

by crustyg - 2021-04-26 13:14:06

A lot depends on how stable your PM settings are (pacing voltage, pulse-width, etc.), but you can ask to have these auto-self calibrations turned off.

There are lots of posts here from folk who have found these auto-adjustments a real nuisance, and for many people they aren't essential.

Auto checks

by Tictictic - 2021-04-26 18:50:06

I was told at the time I had my PM put in (feb this year) that they could disable the nighttime checks if it bothered me But it would reduce the life of the battery. I told them to leave it on and since I know what that sensation is I won't panic (as I did first test). 

Definition of Insanity

by ar_vin - 2021-04-27 02:20:03

Someone said: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

You do know that your device is programmed to run self-tests at the same time every single day as you yourself say.

You could either avoid working out at that exact time or get used to the fact that you feel "weird" when the self-tests run.

What is your question?



Ask them to change the time of your device self-checks

by crustyg - 2021-04-27 08:02:44

I should have pointed out that you can ask your EP team to change the time of these self-checks.  After all, your PM doesn't know about timezones - so if you move several time zones you wouldn't want a nighttime action to take place in the middle of the day.  An EP-tech should be able to do this without needing permission from your EP-doc.

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