I have a Pacemaker-ICD implanted and for the second time in 3 months I received a call from the Nurse that my report showed that I had a rapid heart rate but it was paced out.

Both times it paced out I knew I was either running on a treadmill or doing heavy outdoor work (sawing and taking down branches).

Should I stop all strenuous activities or just live with the fact that if I do exert myself, I would get paced out. I would hate to just sit around and try not to increase my heart rate..







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by AgentX86 - 2019-05-06 20:53:20

This is something that you really should be asking your EP.  It may be a matter of adjustments to your pacemaker's settings.  It may be mistaking a "normal" high heart rate for an arrhythmia.  Do you happen to know how fast your heart was beating?  Just curious. This isn't something I'd second guess a doctor over.

ask the doctor

by Tracey_E - 2019-05-07 09:51:10

That's a question for the doctor, is pacing it out a good thing or something to be avoided, and how much exertion is safe for you. We are all different. 

discuss with doctor

by islandgirl - 2019-05-07 12:18:05

Discuss with your EP.  It could mean med adjustments.  My meds were adjusted a few months ago, being paced out of 21 ventricular arrhythmias 270-280 bpm over a couple of weeks.  I guess my med regimen needed tweaking again.  Now, less than 3 episodes of ventricular arrhythmias but still other tachycardia but staying under 166-140, so ICD is not being required to kick in.  Your EP has parameters set for the ICD to respond.  Ask questions when you see him....write them down.  As my EP says, the ICD is doing it's job.  Yes, we are all different.

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