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eirual 07-26-2013 06:51 AM

Racing heart with new pacemaker
 
I recently had a pacemaker implanted for a slow heart rate. The doctor set a minimum rate of 55. I now have an intermittent racing heart to 114 beats per minute while at rest. I feel a pressure in my chest during these episodes. I do not notice any problems while active. The racing heart beat can last for a minute or two but has lasted 20 to 30 minutes. I am concerned that the implanted wires were not properly placed and this may damage my heart.

The pacemaker has been checked.

Machaon 07-30-2013 09:27 AM

Re: Racing heart with new pacemaker
 
[QUOTE=eirual;5203872]I recently had a pacemaker implanted for a slow heart rate. The doctor set a minimum rate of 55.[/QUOTE]

How are you doing? Could it be that your minimum rate is set too high?

I don't have a pacemaker but, mine would have to be set around 30. My heart rate even goes below 30. I have heart failure and permanent atrial fibrillation, but my blood pressure is always at healthy levels, 24 hours per day, month after month; and I have a strenuous, demanding daily exercise routine; and a very healthy diet; so a slow heart rate is not a problem for me.

[QUOTE]I now have an intermittent racing heart to 114 beats per minute while at rest. I feel a pressure in my chest during these episodes. I do not notice any problems while active.[/QUOTE]

Because of my heart disease, my heart rate and heart rhythm are both all over the place. But.... like you, I mostly notice that my heart is misbehaving when I am not active, especially at night!

[QUOTE]I am concerned that the implanted wires were not properly placed and this may damage my heart.

The pacemaker has been checked.[/QUOTE]

I have learned thru many years of dealing with cardiologists that the patient MUST be proactive in their own care. If you are concerned that the wires might not be properly implanted, it doesn't hurt to press the issue and make sure of your cardiologists evaluation.

It's now been four days since your post. I hope that you are doing better and that all issues have been resolved!

Take care. Best of luck and health! :wave:


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