Questions for my Cardioligist
Pacemaker Questions for “Docky” and “Tim the Tech”. Feb 5th 2024.
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Hi everyone, I am hoping to get an appointment before Christmas to get my very first adjustment, I do not want to wait till February. Are these questions phrased correctly? I am new to all the terminology. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks Andrew
1/ Do I have Sick Sinus OR Heart Block OR both?
2/ Are all my PVCs “married” to my Low Pulses? Ref: 36% findings for both.
3/ If this is so, perhaps means my 30bpm pulse Bradycardia increase to 60 bpm min will fix some PVCs, Yea.
4/ After 4 consecutive days of attempting Cardio runs and failing I felt terrible and took a whole day to recover. I believe I am “hitting the wall”. I eat well before exercising so do not think this is glucose depletion. I do not get lactose spasms, just leg weakness.
5/ Do I have Chronotropic Incompetence? This definition describes my recent cardio intolerance well. Ref collapsing after ½ jog around a football pitch. Also before Pacemaker last summer “Exhaustion story summer 2023” and recent “Exercise log”. OR
6/ Does my max pulse setting need increasing higher than 130bpm?
7/ What does “% paced Atrium and Ventricle” mean? Is this a CLS setting or my body? Is this important? Just for interest.
8/ My Rate Response included in CLS mode is “Medium”. I seem to have a lag and have to take more deep breaths than usual. If this was increased would it solve my maxed-out exhaustion issue? OR should my upper rate 130bpm be increased?
9/ What is Rate Adaptive Pacing? Just for Interest.
Since Pacemaker installation viz:
Incision much improved and flattening out, a little itchy at 9 weeks.
Cardio Intolerant. Max out at 130 bpm as above.
Much better sleeping, I wake feeling refreshed without fuzzy head and less body aches. Ref more Oxy with min pulse at >60bpm, regenerative body and brain repair perhaps.
Low - Med Yoga and Exercise machines and swim, I am OK with, no problem.
Don’t relish Ablation or Chems.. Can I fix with Lifestyle and Diet?
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