A few issues with pacemaker.
I had a PM installed 1 week ago. A Medtronic x2dr01 astra xt dr mri for those who know. It was for low heart rate, under 30 bpm at times, you know the story, tired, dizziness, fatigue, and so on.
My issue was a second-degree heart block of the AV node.. The sinus node doing OK, but the ventricles not getting the signal.
So to keep it simple, it has been a week now of just walking around so went for a moderate bike ride, I am a competitive cyclist and needed my fix, lol. Kept it down to a moderate level, zone 2, a steady heart rate of 120-130 which was huge for me since in the last year I could hardly get it over 100bpm. It all seemed great, nice steady beat, on the odd small climb I pushed it a bit and hit 145, my PM is set for a max of 130, but it let me push the upper limit in short bursts. I could feel my heart was working hard, but it felt healthy.
So what's my problem?
Am I pushing too hard to soon, will take tomorrow off.
Can a person dislodge a heart lead going too hard? Hardly worked up a sweet at all, so that is not an issue for infection around the wound which is healing well.
Also, I noticed that my PM will let my heart rate drop below the set 60bpm bottom limits for 5-10 seconds at times and then click in to bring it back to 60. is this delay normal?
I'm just afraid I will pull a lead, or something. I know, no weights, no swimming, etc, etc...it all felt great overall, and no shortness of breath! Wow,,
One more week gives me two then I'm going to push it a little harder, a short 1min maximal burst type thing. Does anyone else have similar advice or experiences? I know I should just dig into the forum, plenty of wisdom. THX.
You know you're wired when...
Your old device becomes a paper weight for your desk.
My pacemaker is intact and working great.