First year Check up
It has been just over a year since my dual chamber Medtronic PM was implanted for AV block 2:1.
I have some ups & downs (some off which I have queried on the forum, big thanks to Frank P for sharing his settings information)
Next week I have my first yearly check up for the device, it will take place at the hospital where it was implanted.
I am a young (ish) 39 and very much into the outdoors, activities such as cycle touring, trekking & climbing. I need to be able to continue in these pursuits (for my sanity) and therefore need help asking the medical team some pin point questions ensuring my continued participation
I am aware that Medtronic PMs are maybe not that best suited devices on the market for active recipients however I will be with mine for the next 9 years (battery life cycle) so need help getting it finally tuned for my specific needs:
Would anyone be kind enough, to help me with some questions?
My questions so far hinge around the below:
Rate Response settings (optimised for sports?)
Rate Profile Optimisation (what are the most efficient for an active person and are they set to those parameters?
Is my RR Optimsation turned on or off?
Adjusting my ADL rate & setpoint ( where is it currently set? And where should it be set to facilitate best physical activity outcomes?)
Adjusting my UR setpoint to best suit an active lifestyle, where should this be set?
Lastly are there any other specific technical questions I should be asking that will make ensure my PM is finely tuned for physical demanding tasks?
Any help would be very much appreciated