Finding Out Tomorrow if I Need PM
I am new here and going in tomorrow to meet with an EP for follow up testing and probable PM placement soon after. I have concerns about my running if I elect for PM. The concerns from my GP and Cardiologist are bradycardia (my HR drops below 40 when sleeping) and occasional heart pauses of 3-5 seconds.
When I am running my HR responds instantly to changes in running intensity. I've never had an issue in getting my HR to respond to running effort. My HR gets into the mid 130s in a couple of minutes and gradually increases to the 145-160 range depending on length and intensity of the run.
My question is that if my resting HR is about 45 and my running HR is mostly between 145-160, can the device be set to work with that? Also, I know that for optimal training I should have more time in lower HR zones, and I'm working on that. But my concern is that I will be constrained by the PM.
Does anyone have any experience with sports cardiology? Would a specialist in that area possible be more knowledgeable than an EP on these issues?
You know you're wired when...
You can finally prove that you have a heart.
99% of the time, I totally forget I even have this device.