Micra - teething issues?
Hello. I'm very new to this forum, as I just had a Micra (trans-cathether, leadless) PM fitted last Friday, after a series of cardiac arrests earlier in the week. For context, I'm a 45 year old male with no previous history of heart issues. So I'm only 3 days in to having a PM.
As it stands, I feel pretty well but am very aware that the Micra is pacing on the hour, every hour, like clockwork, regardless of my activity. I'm told it's set to pace at 80 bpm but only if my pulse falls below 40. Having been monitored all week to the ECG in hospital, I know my resting awake heart rate is about 66.
My question: Is it usual in the initial stages for Micras to pace intermittently like this? I'm wondering if perhaps it's calibrating itself based on how my heart responds. Needless to say, it's been quite disconcerting as no-one told me it was just going to started pace like this regardless of my activity level or heart rate.
Grateful for any informed advice from fellow Micra patients. Thank you!
p.s. I have been trying to speak to a clinician over the weekend but the pacemaker clinic was closed and the advice I did get was pretty vague and second hand through a nurse. Will be trying to speak to a doctor again today, but I thought it would be useful to hear about any first hand experience from patients as well. :)