Pacemaker and heart rate

Emily Elizabeth
By Emily Elizabeth Latest Reply 2011-01-28 17:27:52 -0600
Started 2011-01-22 17:24:40 -0600

My second pacemaker was taken out and the dual lines from the first pacer and the dual lines from the second pacer as well as the second pacer was removed. I have been fine without a pacemaker since November 2011. Now my pulse is beginning to stay very low again and my blood pressure is now very irratic - mostly high. What do you guys think? Could it be because I have to take a lot of medication?

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Emily Elizabeth
Emily Elizabeth 2011-01-22 17:26:04 -0600 Report

I am beginning to worry, but my doctors say that between 46-55 for pulse rate is okay.

HeartHawk 2011-01-26 00:35:21 -0600 Report


46-55 can be OK. Mine is routinely down to 56 and in the low 40's for highly conditioned athletes. Your meds (what are they) can also have a dramatic effects. Even 25mg of a beta blocker (like atenolol) willl knock down my heart rate about 8-10 beats.


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