100% Paced

Hi All,

This is my first post, I have been reading forum for past 4 months since receiving dual chamber pacemaker. I am a mum of 2 teens, 48 years old with a brady/tachy syndrome plus a complete heart block. I am being paced at 100%, just curious if there are others pacing at 100%. Thanks


5 Comments

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by ROBO Pop - 2019-08-07 13:13:31

I am actually paced at 225%. Ah you guys shake your heads and say well he's nuts but follow this;

100% pacing Left Ventricle

100% pacing Right Ventricle

  25% pacing right Atrium

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225% pacing

So no, you are not unique or rare, you're well done

100% isn't unusual and by itself doesn't mean much

by Gotrhythm - 2019-08-07 14:35:35

I'm paced 100%. A lot of our members are.

Over the 8 years since I got my pacemaker, I've seen the percentage go up, go down, and go up again--depending on my condition, and also depending on my settings, particularly my base rate.

I can say with some certainty that there's no difference in how I feel between being paced 100% or 74%. Whether my base rate is 60bpm or 70bpm makes a big difference, however. And being paced at a higher bpm means the percentage paced goes up too.

While I always think the more you know about you condition and what your pacemaker is doing, the better, it's important not to get caught up in the numbers. The numbers must be taken in context.

100% paced here too

by LondonAndy - 2019-08-07 16:32:58

Just realised that I am approaching the fifth anniversary of having a pacemaker, which was needed because of surgical complication when they fitted a mechanical aortic valve. 

Obviously I had no symptoms for the need of a pacemaker before the surgery error, and I think I can genuinely say that having one has made no difference to me.  The sole exception is extra hassle when getting an MRI scan, but having my second one of those tomorrow.

Well, Robo...

by AgentX86 - 2019-08-07 22:52:03

It's not unusual that we shake our heads and say, "well, he's nuts". ;-)

I guess I'm 200% paced.  Just 100% in each ventricle.  My atria don't do anything but confuse doctors and technicians.  Last week I had an echo cardiogram.  As soon as the tech put the probe on my chest, he said "I don't remember you but I'd never forget that heart.".

 

Thank you

by CMH22567 - 2019-08-08 05:14:25

Thank your PMC community for your feedback. It is a comfort to find like minded people to bounce things off. :) 

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