PACs every other beat after pacemaker check
I'm new to this forum. I recently had a pacemaker placed for sinus node dysfunction. It's a single lead right atrial pacemaker, Medtronic Azure XT SR MRI.
Last week I went for my first pacemaker check. My setting at implant were a rate of 70-120. During the device check they added a nighttime setting for 60-120. Before I could get home, I was having PACs every other beat. It didn't stop so they readjusted my rate to 85-120 to get ahead of the PACs. It did work, but now the rate of 85 and higher makes it hard for me to sleep and is causing dizziness, headaches, and making me feel tired all the time.
Has anyone had a similar experience or know more about this? I'm just learning about pacemaker settings, but it seems like there may be a better solution. I do have a call into the doctor's office but so far have not been able to get a doctor's appointment until the end of December.
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A properly implanted and adjusted pacemaker will not even be noticeable after you get over the surgery.