I had my third pacemaker installed last November. They told me it is set so that the pulse cannot go below 60. However, I have a new cuff at home, also an oxi-pulse finger device which many times record a HR of as low as 38. Has anyone else had this problem?
Another thing is they were going to change the 2 lead wires which are now 22 years old. But last minute they decided not to, due to my age (88) and possible bleeding etc. The one wire is known to give off "noise" when testing. I wonder if this has anything to do with the low recorded HR?
Also I was diagnosed with Afib last August. HR of between 122 and up to 170 once. Of course, the pacemaker can't help that. I was told I had the Afib just about the same time I came down with HyPOthyroidism, TSH of 10.25, (.4 to 4 range) Taking the proper thyroid med has the hypo in control now. I wonder if it could have caused the Afib, as the thyroid has so much to do with so many things, including the heart. Anybody else have anything like this going on...Thanks.
You know you're wired when...
You have a dymo-powered bike.
I swim, scuba, garden, hike, climb, workout, play with the kids, play tennis, baseball, basket ball and rollerblade with mine with no problem.