PM lagged response
Had a Biotronik Eluna 8 DR-T implanted in 2015. I'm now 77 and have had good results. Includes work outs walking and jogging. I still ski mostly blues but some blacks. Now, in the last year or so I have noticed a lag in response of the pm. When I go out for a walk I often get short of breath for the first 10-15 minutes. When I check my watch it shows a beat rate of from 65-75. But not always. Eventually it rises to anywhere between 115 and 135. I have discussed this with the PA who is assigned to me. I have been told that the pm has been set on maximum sensitivity response rate and there is nothing more they can do. I was told to try jumping jacks before I walk/run to get the pm rate up. Not clear that this makes much difference. My real question is, has Biotronik improved the algorithms since 2015 to be more sensitive? The reason I went with Biotronik was because it seemed that its proprietary CLS technology was more likely to help an active person like me. I am due for a pm replacement in about 2 years so I am doing some research. Any comments or suggestions?
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