rate response problems-rate curve?
I have posted several times about problems with rate response and swimming, first with a Medtronic, now a Boston Scientific. Neither works well. Lately I have had some more profound problems. After a week or so of pretty disasterous sessions in the pool, I tried an experiment with a chest strap HR monitor. I do not noramlly like to swim with any devices on and my not so smart watch is very inaccurate when wet. I did some excercises on the deck and got my rate up to 110. I then dropped in the pool and swam four lengths of freestyle. The first two felt fine, the third deteriorated noticeably and the fourth was a struggle. HR at the end showed 70. Manual check confirmed it was pretty close. So I dropped a lot when moving. Out of water activity may be slightly comproised but nothing like in the pool.
I conacted the EPs office to ask about what might be wrong. In 24 hours+- I heard from three different people. I asked on if it was possible for one of the rate response sensors (the motion) to go south while the ventialtion one was still working. She thought know. Another mentioned that my remote analysis in August showed a "slow rate curve" and that that could be an issue. They asked me to send one on 10/20. That also showed "slow rate curve" but said that the device was operating normally. I checked past results and all others in the past 15 months or so show "normal rate curve". I have sent a follow up message but being the weekend I do not expect to hear anything for a while.
Is anyone familiar with these rate curve terms and/or have any insight as to what might be going on. I have emphasized to the doc's office that things are different that they were two weeks ago. Either something is up with the device or with me. Any help will be valued greatly.
Jeff Wren-age 73
Old Town, ME
You know you're wired when...
You name your daughter Synchronicity.
I, too, am feeling tons better since my implant.