Programming a PM
Brand new to Forum. 2-chamber PM with rate-adaptive sensor installed October. 7 visits to PM tech since then trying to get programming optimized. Found 428-page User manual online from St. Jude. Learned there are 7 programmable functions. 3 keys one are sensor threshold, reaction time, and slope. If these are not right they can cause nasty symptoms of the type I have read about below. After expressing my frustration about programming to my EP, he offered to arrange a session with St. Jude rep while I am on treadmill. We'll see. Bigger issue here is why we all seem to be experincing "mushroom" treatment by our PM medical service providers? Not sure techs are trained as well as they should be to accomodate athletes with PM's, or maybe the PM's don't really accomodate athletes very well.