Post surgery pacemaker

Hi my dad yesterday done pacemaker surgery Medtronic Shpera DR Dual Chamber setting at 56bpm his heart beart now 90bpm is it normal?

And they open the bandage in the side of operation. No cover of bandage just the sticth. In Malaysia it wos lockdown bz covid ubable to see doctor. 

Thank u


Normal heart rate is between 60-100 bpm

by Gemita - 2021-06-04 04:24:18

Hello, yes 90 bpm is still within normal range for heart rate.  If you consider your Dad has been through a procedure which has traumatised his heart, an increase in his heart rate may be very normal.  My heart rate was initially higher too.

A pacemaker cannot bring down a higher heart rate as it can prevent a heart rate from dropping below the set minimum (55-56 bpm in your Dad's case I believe).  If 90 bpm continues and causes any symptoms like breathlessness, you can always speak to your Dad's doctors for advice.  They may recommend some medication (like a beta blocker) to help while your Dad's heart heals

Thank u

by Gayy2525 - 2021-06-04 04:31:21

Thank you so madam Gemita.

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