I returned from holiday last Saturday week and on Sunday I woke up in what seemed sinus rhythm but my pulse rate was 49. Before I had AF and pacemaker etc. My resting heart rate was always high forties to low fifties. I did not feel great Sunday night and phoned the emergency doctor who advised if I was worried to go to A&E. I decided to have an early night as I have no problems sleeping and thought I would sleep it off.
The next day I thought I would pop into the Pacemaker clinic and ask if they could do a quick reading. I informed the receptionist that I thought I had a pacemaker problem. There must have been 30 patients waiting so I was surprised to be called immediately into the Cardiogolists office who groned that he was in the middle of a clinic and "what's your problem" I explained and he said definately not the battery your home BP machine is probably reading wrong i.e. missing a soft beat and you probably have a virus." "I am not concerned and will make you an appointment." I am due to go on Friday. I have continued to get pulse readings below 70 which my pacemaker is set at. He added that I had a state of the art device and I mentioned the airport scanner and he retorted you could sit under that for a week and it would have no effect on your device.
I am puzzled about my heartbeat reverting to my old resting rate and wonder if anyone here has had a similar experience?
Frighteningly I read that pacemakers are killing an average of 2000 patients a year in UK but of course he said mine couldn't fail!!!!