Heart rate increases rap;idly
I am now 3 months post Medtrolnic implant, and until the past two weeks had other health issues that intefered with exercise. I am 66, and had SSS, with a resting rate of 40 and a max HR of 100. The PM is set to a resting rate of 60 and a max of 140, and the EP doc agreed to increase it to 155; but I wish he would set it to 170. Prior to developing SSS I would walk 6-8 miles a day 3-4 days a week, or 50 min on the elliptical.
The issue I have is that my HR rapidly increases to 140 without much effort. I find it almost impossible to hold a HR in the 120 range, and on the elliptical that is a very low RPM. I would like to stay in the Zone 2-3 range while exercising. Unlike others I have no problem walking up hills, going upstairs, and etc. When I go walking my HR ramps up from 90 to 140 in 2 minutes. I know that many people have the opposite issue with the Medtronic PM, but has anyone had an issue with too rapid rate increase?