Back with a question (of course)
I'm baa-aaack! I have been feeling great and happy with life lately, and decided that I should just get on with life. I'm still doing well--eating better than ever and exercising more etc, etc. My cardiologist continues to reassure me that all is looking wonderful. I just happened to go onto my health network patient site for something or other and saw that the most recent report sent by my monitor was posted for me to view, so I thought I'd just take a look. It's mostly medical speak and way over my head, so I just look for battery life (over 11 years), "episodes" (0), and the description of my PM as "properly functioning" (yep). Something else caught my eye though, under a heading of % Pacing: The line for RA showed 75%. I vaguely recalled seeing this as much lower on past reports, so I went back & looked. Sure enough that line showed 56% about 8 mos ago. I tried a tiny bit of research into what that means, but I still don't really get it. Can some one dumb-it-down for me?? As a reminder, I had afib that was not well controlled with meds, cardioversion failed, ablation also not good, and shortly after that I began to have presyncope and was diagnosed with Sick Sinus Syndrome. Pacemaker took care of that and allowed me to take more effective meds (Metoprolol AND Dofetilide). Not thrilled with such heavy duty stuff, but no afib for 2 years now! So what is that percentage and why is it apparently increasing? I'm just curious as opposed to being worried enough to call the doc.
You know you're wired when...
You have a maintenance schedule just like your car.
A lot of people are and live normal lives with no problems whatsoever.