Tune Up

My pm was implanted 6/11/07. After having my first check 3 weeks later and a phone interrogation last month, I was scheduled for a tune up in September. Due to some light headedness every great once in a while, they moved my next visit up a month to today (Tuesday).

The only thing that bothered me was when the tech made my heart jump from 60 bpm to 170 bpm for the test. I don't care what anybody says, it's freaky when that happens. Even though it was only for a few seconds I've been tired ever since.

There have been no recorded bouts of a-fib since June. The voltage was turned down to 2v and I'm pacing at 71%. They did go ahead and turn on the "rate response" feature because I am right at the border of my heart speeding up naturally and it needing a little help when exercising. My lower limit is 60 bpm and upper is set at 130 bpm.

If this all works well then I won't have to go back to the PM clinic until February. I can go back to trucking on 9/11.

Rick


3 Comments

That is Freaky

by hooimom - 2007-08-15 09:08:30

I totally agree that going from 60 to 170 is freaky. I hope the new settings correct your problem and you are back at work next month.

Michelle

me too

by randrews - 2007-08-15 11:08:52

I don't like the interagations. The tech is great and funny but afterwards I always feel weird having had my heart monkeyed with. I had ticks in my chest until they turned down the voltage to 2.5. I to am pacing at 70%. My rate response is turned off and my upper limit is 170. It's different for everyone. Good luck with the trucking. Watch out around the engine. Isn't it the magneto system that can interfere with the pm?
Take care friend,
Rusty

Always feel tired

by gmnordy - 2007-08-17 03:08:00

I always feel blah and tired after a PM check. I dread having it done, because I hate it when they speed me up and slow me down. I always tell my husband, remember going in for a tune up- will not feel good all night! LOL

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