This has been discussef previously but I remain unclear. I had a Biotronik two lead implanted 11/20 for SSS, Brady/Tachy. I saw my cardiologist this week and he is managing the PM because he had pretty much given an ultimatum to either go to him or the EP, but not both.
My settings are 60/120. I routinely go to about 128 when I do my daily walks. Using the equation to determine HR for cardio fitness, my rate would be 116.
I thought that your upper setting should be slightly above what you were likely to do. He says anything above 120 is my heart, not the PM and there's no need to raise the upper limit.
I have to say I was somewhat stunned when he looked at my EKG and said he was going to use it in a book he's writing. He didn't even ask if that was okay. I think he sees it as a typical EKG of someone with a pacemaker. I gather he believes he owns test results.
I admit I haven't liked the control others have over my body since implantation. I hate when the device nurse taunted she was going to raise my heart rate until I feel uncomfortable. You know, "...here we go, wheeee.."
Does keeping the setting as is seem right?