pacemaker sensor

I had a pacemaker placed 5 weeks ago for sick sinus syndrome.  I am back to normal activity, but I am worried that my sensor is pacing too slowly because the rate has not gone above 110 when I am exercising, and today I had symptoms post-exercise that I had pre-pacemaker (lightheaded and shaky legs).  I do not understand how the sensor works and maybe the symptoms are normal for a 70 year old woman exercising too much.  However, I thought maybe they could adjust my sensor so my hr will go to 120 or so.  Anybody understand this stuff?


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by Tracey_E - 2018-04-30 22:28:33

As long as your doctor is ok with your rate going higher, it can be adjusted to go higher. It can take a few tries to get it fine tuned so they won't be surprised to hear from you. 


by gleesue - 2018-05-01 11:48:08

Are you saying your rate won't go above 110, or your rate is set at 110. I'm 71 and exercise 5-6 days a week. I'm set at 60-140 and go to 50 at night. When I exercise vigoursly, I can get to 140 and somtimes as high as 143. My heart can move up on it's own.

If you are not sure, find out what your current settings are.



by vgretch - 2018-05-02 19:44:12

Thanks for the responses.  I did talk with the pacemaker tech who said my rate has gone up to 130 when exercising.  I just didn't capture it on my little finger device.  

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