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Pacemaker holding down my heart rate?

I have a pacemaker. I have had it for 2-3 years, I can't get my heart rate above 95 even when run in place as hard as I can for 1 minute
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That sounds right. The pacemaker prevents your pulse going too low. When you start exercising an accelerator steps up your pulse. It sounds like your pacemaker has a top step of 95. Ask if it can be raised using the external control.
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