Pacemaker received in June 2019. Have little info on settings. What questions to ask My electrophyisiologist?  Thank you, 85old jock


It all depends on how you feel

by IAN MC - 2019-07-15 14:18:43

If you feel OK and don't feel breathless when you exercise , then you don't need ask anything.

If you are concerned in any way about the way you feel then tell your Dr and ask if a change in settings could make you feel better !

If you are keen to understand any proposed setting changes then ask your Dr to explain.

Best of luck





by Sgtsemperfi - 2019-07-15 14:47:20

thanks for your info.   Semperfi 


by Dave H - 2019-07-15 21:18:14

Best way to to get the "most" out of your pacemaker is to have a pacemaker optimization performed. You'll be all hooked up to the echo device - which will show on the sonographers screen.  Doc will be standing there studying the images and relaying any "timing" change to a nearby device nurse who will program the change.  The Doc will then study the new images and go from there.  This process can take some time.  Best person to get involved is a Doc who can really "read" an echo, and that person isn't necessarily an EP.  Try to find a Doc whose specialty is "echocardiography." 



by Old jock - 2019-07-15 21:58:22

thanks for the greatinformation.I am 85 male and first time ever had a health problem. Played hockey for 35yrs as well as tennis every year. Scuba dived with my boat for 20yrs. Was doing lap swimming at y pool three days a week. Was a power lifter—over 500 lbs squats, etc. 

read somewhere that excessive exercise ( inflammation) could be possible.

oh well, had a hell of a time in my very lucky years. No complaints!

thanks again

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