Pacemaker in place

1 month crt pacemaker. 

Puzzled at heart rate about 100 bpm since fourteen day interrogation. Anybody ever heard of such a thing?


heart rate

by kmg021 - 2019-06-24 20:34:17

my rate was high in the beginning after my pacemaker.   Dont know if it was my body adjusting, anxiety, or both.   It settled down but would still see u dr

Thanks kmg021

by Jereems - 2019-06-24 21:27:25

I sent him a message. Did not seem concerned. Thought it might be due to exertion. But no. Anyway I see him this Thursday. 

It’s not anxiety with me. I’m so casual about the whole event and I don’t understand why. 

Yes, I checked one of your posts, rollercoaster readings and anxiety, one likely triggering the other!

whats the big deal?

by ROBO Pop - 2019-06-25 14:27:45

60 to 100 beats per minute at rest are normal heart rates. For someone so cssual you worry about a lot of nothing

Other triggers

by Hairbyelectro - 2019-06-29 09:40:11

My resting rate is always elevated if I am slightly dehydrated, drink alcohol, eat too much or have caffeine. Caffeine is the worst. I can have a single shot of espresso every day without a problem but if I do 2 then my resting is almost 120. It's been a bit of trial and error but you need to learn your body and it's reactions since the pm.

Thanks ROBO Pop and Hairbyelectro

by Jereems - 2019-06-29 14:20:11

The doc seems to have no more sympathy for me than ROBO Pop. Just verified that it was resting hr. 

And Hairbyelectro, it seems one is not to be surprised by body’s responses. Just to keep the doc informed. 

Still, I’m not sure whether the abnormally high (for me) hr is being dictated by sinus node etc. or by Medtronic. My information is that he set it to kick in at a much lower heart rate. But we are at a wait and see stage. And, if it pleases ROBO Pop that I not be anxious, ... .

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