a quick question before I go to my doctor about this. But when I was in hospital one of the reasons why I needed a pacemaker is because I was bradycardic. However recently I've been tracking my sleep via my Fitbit and my heart is still dropping to 41-42 bpm. (Before the pasemaker it was dropping to 36-38 bpm) My resting heart rate is 52-56 bpm naturally too. I thought the pacemaker would speed this up, obviously I need to have a check up and see how my heart is doing (last one the said was absolutely fine about 6 months ago and told me to go back in 2 years. But shouldn't the pacemaker stop me from going into bradycardia? Or is it the case that I'm bradycardic and that is it? Basically, should I be worried?
apart from my heart rate dropping during sleep (which I don't notice), I have no other symptoms and my pacemaker is working perfectly. I am just worried because I don't sleep well, don't feel very rested and I feel like it's linked to this.
You know you're wired when...
You name your daughter Synchronicity.
The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.