Followup To First PM Interrogation
Took everyone's advice and contacted my cardiologist yesterday about the chest pain being caused by the rate response being turned on last week during my first PM interrogation.
After some discussion, my cardiologist agreed to my request to turn off the rate response, due to chest pain. He did say that my heart's internal pacemaker will raise my heartrate without the PM, so there was no critical need to have the rate response turned on.
It was the opinion of my cardiologist that the Guidant Rep turned on the rate response accelerometer to see if I had more energy with the PM pacing increases in my heartrate. Unfortunately the opposite happened. Because of chest pain when the rate response kicked in, I limited any activity that would raise my heart rate...
Bottom line is the rate response on my Guidant 1298 is now turned off and I feel much better...Just hope this is the last of the problems I will have getting used to the PM.....
Many thanks to all for your timely advice,
Blnmakerr (yes, I manufacture latex balloons)