Pulse Oximeter Update
I have previously mentioned my low pulse readings from my Finger Oximeter. The explanation was the PVC’s were giving false readings for my pulse. I was advised not to use this device, fair enough. My EP and his Tech both proved my pacemaker was working properly with the minimum setting of 60 bpm.
At my last visit I was given a prescription for Flecainide to calm down the PVC’s, this works by blocking Sodium Channels and slowing down the electricity. I have been on this for 12 days so far.
So with and without my pacemaker the Oximeter and BP cuff would consistently misread. Recently I have been checking my Blood Pressure daily and notice the pulse is actually back on the screen, before it would always show as error.
So out comes the illicit Oximeter (never actually promised I wouldn’t use it!), and for two vigilant and OCD days I am getting correct readings day and night, I cannot get it to read below 60 bpm as before, I am thrilled, - the Flecainide is working. I am also feeling very well and swam 60 laps yesterday.
I will find out whether this is true or not and if the PVC’s have gone completely in February, my next visit to my EP. Then, I will walk in and say: “I feel great my PVC’s have gone”.
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You have a T-shirt that reads Wired4Sound.
I can honestly say that I am feeling absolutely amazing!