I'm in my 80's and am on my second pacemaker which is now in its 13th year. Consequently the frequency of my checkups have gone from one year to six months down to three monthls for the last two. In March I was told the battery had 18 months. My next check was delayed ( presumably due to Covid) until last Friday when the technician told me the Battery had one year remaining and they would see me in six months. Later that day I noticed on my Apple Watch that my heart rate was around 60 - it has been around 70 for years. I confirmed this by using my blood pressure Meter which showed the lower rate of 60. On interrogating my heart rate further on the watch I found a graph showing a clear downward line from 70 to 60 around the time of the appointment. I am feeling fine but wondering if there has been a change in UK policy-maybe due to Covid- to lower the heart rate to increase battery life and also make check ups less frequent. Also I'm a bit miffed that I wasn't told that the heart rate had been changed as someone of my age could be prone to falls
Comments and advice appreciated - as I am no expert in these matters
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At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!