exercise heartrate

so I'm a Mason, I got my shiny new ICD installed almost 4 weeks ago. Every day when I start walking on the treadmill my heartrate shoots up above 150. I think I'm being paced but none of the people at the facility seem concerned should I be concerned a little or change something. they do monitor me the whole time but it feels like they should say something or is it normal and just my life now.


4 Comments

You need to tell them....

by BOBTHOM - 2018-12-14 00:09:55

The basic ICD does not always log all events.  I've been paced up at strange times and nothing is logged and they tell me the device didn't do anything when I know it did.   When I went through cardiopulmonary rehab, as soon as my heart rate went above 94 I would go into a burst of tachycardia.  Even though they were "monitoring" they never caught it.  I had to point it out to them.   It took until the final week before they finally acknowledged that something was going on, but still no action.   You REALLY need to discus with your EP/Cardiologist, he may need to put you on an antiarythmic to prevent the ICD from firing.  I'm on amiodarone, which sucks but has prevented further shocks.  Beleive me, you want to do everything you can to NOT have it go off!   They can set the level at which the ICD logs events, ask them if it's available on your device so that they can at least see what's happening.  I had a blockage in left ventricle as well that could not be cleared so lots of scar tissue and VF, VT episodes along with many PVC's.   Good luck to you, research and have educated converstations with your doctors!

exercise heartrate

by Uelrindru - 2018-12-14 11:13:45

I dont know I'm being shocked my heart rate spikes up and drops almost immediately it's like my heart forgot how to start exercise right and then remembers. I got my device "interrogated" and it paces less than 1% of the time. the EP was happy, the doc was happy and I dont feel anything. I guess I will keep an eye on it and bring it up at my next rehab visit.

exercise heart rate increases

by Gimli - 2018-12-17 00:20:22

I received my ICD two months ago and exercise daily with a heart rate monitor. My heart rate sometimes jumps up to 140-150 soon after starting, just warming up and then comes down to my goal around 120.  I don't know why. I showed the manufacture's Boston Scientific tech my exercise log at my last visit and he turned on the accelerometer but that didn't change anything that I see.  It doesn't happen every time.  I have never had tachycardia, only bradycardia (resting 25 bpm) which is why I got the ICD.   Recently, I have seen my heart rate drop in half during the middle or last quarter of my exercise for a short time, a minute or two, and then go back to my goal of 120.  I have another session with the mfr and will again see if he can any more tweaking can help.

my talk with the nurse

by Uelrindru - 2018-12-21 14:53:41

Apparently my spikes are too fast to be physically possible according to a nurse at my cariac rehab. I began to research and it turns out the new Fitbit charge 3 can be inaccurate at times. the monitor I was on from them wasnt showing the spikes at all so I'm good. thank you all for the advise.

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