Device clinic on Monday
7 months into having pacemaker fitted due to getting full heart block after aortic valve surgery back in January. My right ventricle is now driven by the pacemaker which follows my sinus node. I seem to have recovered well and have been fully back at work for 3 months and doing everythig I used to do before surgery, just without becoming a little breathless like I used to. A few weeks ago I had a sustained period of resting heart rate just over 50 (min set by pacemaker is 50) the rate picked up as I became active and I felt fine. Still happens on occasions now and i am not too worried about it. The device clinic called recently and said they had checked my download and would talk to me about something non urgent when I see them on Monday. I reckon it will be related to the low resting rate and that they may tell me the minimum limit should be raised from 50 upwards. My thoughts are that as I feel fine I'd rather not change the settings and leave my sinus node doing what it wants to do unless there is a good medical reason agreed with my Cardiologist. Does this sound like a reasoable approach?
You know you're wired when...
Your favorite poem is Ode to a Cardiac Node.
Im healthy as a horse because of the pacemaker.