HEART RATE VARIATION AFTER PACEMAKER IMPLANT
I am a brand new member of the Pacemaker Club. I had the intial implant done on 6th May and because the atria lead became detached I had it redone the followig day. All is now well but I have a question about something I do not understand.
At night when the beating of the heart is quite clear my heart rate increases to in excess of 100 bpm in what seems to be a controlled fashion and then settles down after several minutes to my normal resting rate of around 60. It is very noticeable and initially it worried me although it is less now than originally. I have had everything checked to make sure all is good. I am told that this behaviour is normal but no one has explained why, It does not appear to happen during the day.
If anyone can explain this it would be much appreciated.