Heart rate changes
I guess I don't understand how the PM works. I am 100% paced due to bradycardia - rate was between 25-30 bpm. So my PM is set for a rate of 60 bpm. What makes my rate go above 60 when I exercise if the PM is set for 60? This makes me think that my heart takes over the pacing when I require a rate greater than 60, but I thought my heart could no longer do the pacing. What am I missing here?
Okay, thanks very much for the responses.. I was definitely in the dark regarding the Rate Response function. That clears up a lot! I just had my annual "inspection" by the technician. I wish I had known about this before the exam - it would have generated some questions. I guess they can wait until next year.