Periods of High Heart Rate
Hi, I have been experiencing high heart rates often and for long periods of time. I checked with the remote monitoring team and the data looked good with heart rates of 50 to 60 but occasionally of 120 to 130 but that is expected I am told. I asked about arrhythmias as I feel a flutter when running high. I was told that there was no tachycardia or AF at all right across the range of bpm. They also said that the increase in bpm was being driven by my heart not the device. I went to my local GP and the nurse did an ECG. The results were shown to the doctor (I didn’t see her) and I was told it was fine and I could go home.
This weekend I have been at 55bpm which is my CRT-D setting and also 100 to 105 for some time which makes me uncomfortable. I feel the 55 periods are getting less often. I have increased my bisoprolol to 10mg after discussions with the pacing team but maybe it’s time for a change of beta blocker. Although I don’t feel too bad I wonder if anyone else on this site has this issue. I never experienced this before last September when I had the implant. Many thanks.
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A properly implanted and adjusted pacemaker will not even be noticeable after you get over the surgery.