BPM

I had my BPM increased from 50 to 60 and feel much better, more active, less swelling of my lower legs and feet. How often can the MICRA be increased and by how much? What are some symptoms that indicate the need for a BPM increase?

Someone posted earlier that Cardura caused swelling of their lower legs and feet but those symptoms don't show up in a web search. Can you lead me to that information?


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BPM

by AgentX86 - 2022-04-02 21:38:05

There is no limit on the number of times a setting can be changed.  There are, of course, limits on the range of heart rates.  If you need this information you can look the manual online. If you don't feel well, your EP and PM tech should help.  If you're feeling good, leave it alone.  How you feel is what matters.

One of the side-effects of Cardura is edema though it seems to be one of the less common ones.

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Micra AV

by dogtired - 2022-04-04 17:18:34

The Micra AV is an amazing revolutionary device, but lacks the abliity to pace the upper chamber like a traditional dual lead PM.  Micra is only suitable for people with normal sinus rhythm, it senses the upper chamber beat and if required paces the lower chamber (p sence v pace).  My GUESS is that if the lower limit is increased to above what your upper chamber is doing nothing will happen.  I had wanted one of these, but it was determined that the upper pacing limit of 115 was too low for my lifestye.  PLEASE note my degree came from YouTube University and is probably all wrong!

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