Paced Out with Pacemaker

I received a phone call from someone monitoring my ICD remotely and she said that I "paced out" yesterday at 2pm. I asked her what that meant and she said I had a rapdi heasrtbeat.

I told her I was running on the treadmill and she asked If I experienced anything. I did not. It was also the first time I ran relatively fast (for me) on the treadmill.

The question is what does it mean if I "paced out". Does it mean the EP should increase the upper limit of my pacemaker?

I am trying to figure out if it is a bad thing or if I should worry about it. 




'paced out'

by islandgirl - 2019-03-26 22:50:40

I would send a remote report to the office and then call your EP's office.  My EP uses that term when I get paced out of ventricular tachycardia.  My EP explains I get paced out of the vtach, avoiding a shock.  I had 21 in 2 weeks in January and he adjusted my meds. My ICD report shows the rate and a graph when they occured, but not a specific time.  My rates are usually 270-280.  Now I'm having 1-2 a month, so much better. I've never been shocked in 2 1/2 years.

Paced Out

by Grateful Heart - 2019-03-27 17:59:46

Your device paced you out before delivering a shock like Islandgirl said.  But you know the reason...due to exercise.  Same thing happened to me during an intense exercise class.  My HR went to 215 and my device is set for 218 to shock.  The good thing is you know the reason.  There are seconds programmed on your device before a shock is delivered.  I think mine is 8 seconds...I don't remember now.  It gives your device time to "pace you out". 

Speak to your doc to get more specifics about your situation.  I was told to not take that class anymore. 

 Good luck.

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