MTR (Max Tracking Rate / Upper Limit
Well, just when I thought I had this figured out.. I have my device set at 150bpm currently. My EP/tech mentioned raising it again if needed.. I haven't needed to as it's been working perfectly for me between that and beta-blockers I've been able to workout comfortably without getting near the 150bpm threshold and getting pushed into 2:1.
Today, I pushed myself cycling up a hill :) I felt great all the way up. Typically, as I approach the 150bpm, I start to feel something probably when the device is getting ready to smack me down, lol. Not today, I looked down at my monitor and my HR was at 161bpm. I felt great! I stopped right away because I know better, but my usual feelings were absent. I'll be more careful....
My question: is my device supposed to let me go that high? I've been at the 150bpm before and that is where it usually stays until the dreaded 2:1 which didn't come today. Is it possible this was my heart, and not the device? I'm 100% HB last I knew.. Maybe the device just sits by and watches if it's my heart?
I know.. not looking for a lecture and I'll be more careful and ask my EP too.. Just curious of your thoughts. Thanks as usual! :)
You know you're wired when...
Your signature looks like an EKG.
Your anxiety is normal. It takes some of us a little time to adjust to the new friend. As much as they love you, family and friends without a device just cannot understand the adjustment we go through. That is why this site is so valuable.