Can heart rate affect fluid retention?
I have kidney disease stage 3 and heart disease. I have had my St Jude Pacemaker since 2015 for SSS, low setting currently at 60 BPM. I limit sodium intake to 2300 mg (usually less) and limit fluid intake to 64 oz (both per Nephrologist advice). If I have 2 lb weight gain, I take Lasix.
I feel hesitant to take Lasix since it is hard on kidneys but know excess fluid is hard on the heart
I'm wondering... if I had my low rate higher, such as 70 BPM, would I have less fluid retention since more blood being filtered thru the kidneys.
Anyone have any experience with this?