Bumps in heart rate on HRM associated with PVCs?
I recenty had my pacer reset to allow me to reach a higher maximum HR and subsequently purchased a new Garmin HRM-dual chest strap monitor, thanks to crustyg's recommendation to use a chest strap (EKG)monitor instead of an optical sensor (Wahoo) worn on my arm. All seemed to go well; HR measured with the Garmin matched carotid pulse while sitting at rest (HR ca 60 bpm). But every now and then the HR reading on the Garmin would vanish. I was pretty bummed, but then I noticed that the dropped HR coincided with skipped beats (PVCs?) detected at the carotid. What's up with that?
Cheers - Paul