Adjusting to new pacemaker.
Got my pacemaker 6 months ago, and am recovering from hip replacement 3 months ago, so I'm just now able to ramp up my exercise and am adjusting to how the pacemaker works.
I've noticed that when I walk, even if not particularly fast, my HR jumps up much higher than other forms of exercise. Did 10 minutes of HIIT on my exercise bike yesterday, and my HR barely got over 140. I can routinely walks outside and the HR can get up to 155 and the pacemaker will throttle back, even if I, not breathing heavy or don't feel like the walking is very intense exercise.
So I think the PM senses movement and ramps up the HR to what it thinks I need, and since I am actually moving more than on a stationary bike or when doing strength training, it goes up higher.
Is this something I have to learn to live with, or is it a programming issue that can be adjusted?
Feedback would be appreciated.
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