Am I just bone idle?
How is Chronotropic Incompetence diagnosed or do they turn Rate Response on in the absence of a confirmed diagnosis to try to improve exercise capacity?
I had another device check yesterday and was told that I had flat histograms for the third time, with my heart rate stuck at 70 bpm (which is also my base rate). I found that hard to believe because I walk a lot and really push going uphill. Surely I get my heart rate above 70 bpm? I also do some vigorous exercising at home. Could this be a pacemaker reporting error or is my heart rate not increasing as it should?
I have now had my Rate Response turned ON, OFF, ON, OFF and now back ON.
I know I have sinus node disease, but does this always mean Chronotropic Incompetence? Although I can struggle sometimes with exercise, especially during an arrhythmia, when I am arrhythmia free, I don’t seem to have any major problems with exercise, so why is my rate stuck at 70 bpm? Is my low dose beta blocker holding my heart rate down I wonder? Surely not at Bisoprolol 2.5 mg dose daily? Can anyone throw any light on this?
The technicians will be speaking to my EP because I have started noticing more in the way of chest discomfort mainly during an arrhythmia. Hopefully I will get more answers when he contacts me and perhaps some proper stress testing, but your thoughts as always would be appreciated. Thank you
You know you're wired when...
You are always wired and full of energy.
99% of the time, I totally forget I even have this device.