11:11 p.m.

Got my Biotronik PM implanted in Feb. '22.  Set at 60/130.  Going well.   However in the past 2-3 weeks I've noticed something I hadn't before.  Perhaps this was happening and I just didn't notice.  In any case, as I'm lying in bed at night at 11:11 (give or take a minute) my heart rate suddenly speeds up and I can feel it pounding.  Only lasts about 20 seconds at most, then drops back to normal.  Past couple of nights to double check that, I put the Oxymeter on my finger around 11:09 while in lying in bed.  It reads 60, my normal resting rate.  Then, right on cue at ~11:11, it speeds up to 73-74 for about 20 seconds, then immediately drops back to 60 where it remains.   Was disconcerting at first, but now I just chalk it up to the PM doing its thing, whatever that may be.

Any ideas what's up?



by AgentX86 - 2022-12-25 21:58:02

This is common.  Often there is a self-test feature turned on that runs at the same time every night.  They time it for nighttime so it's not noticed.  Well, some do. It can  be turned off if it really bothers you.  Talk to your doctor.


by Daedalus - 2022-12-25 22:34:53

A self-check test by the PM.  Sounds right.  Thanks for that. 👍🏽
I'll probably leave it as it is so I know what time it is.  🕰️ lol

Watching the clock

by Persephone - 2022-12-27 23:13:24

Hi Daedalus - Glad you've got your dilemma resolved, but do keep in mind that depending on what part of the world you're in, your event timing could change by one hour upon each daylight savings time adjustment. Fun fact :)

I personally don't notice it frequently if at all almost 5 yrs out but it took some acclimation.

Best to you in 2023! And keep asking questions of your medical practice. I can never overstate this - consider keeping a running list of Qs to help keep focus during those precious minutes with the practitioners



Time change indeed

by Daedalus - 2022-12-27 23:52:27

Thanks, Persephone, for the time change reminder.  On further thought, that is no doubt why I started noticing it as the auto check was coming on an hour earlier.  

Best to you, too, in '23, and rest assured that between visits I make note of questions for my cardiologist and other docs.  Be well, O' Daughter of Zeus! 

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