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Posted by Mywingman on 2015-05-27 01:17. 2 comments. 103 reads
 
I am starting in to Aerobatic training. I have a two lead PM for a 2nd degree heart block type II. Is there a g limit on PM's

Posted by jfasoneholder on 2015-05-25 15:44. 3 comments. 203 reads
 
I have a rate response Medtronic pacemaker which was implanted over a year ago for bradycardia. I have a basic understanding of the limits of RR and wish I had known before implantation so that I could have asked for one that has minute ventilation but that's history. I am a very active 62 year old female. I have had my PM adjusted numerous times to help me get more juice when exercising. I'm currently set at 55 for my lower rate and 160 for my higher rate with a daily living rate of 115. I have also continued to have them adjust the rate at which my HR goes up and I'm now at a 4 out of 5 on both lower and upper limit.
I have noticed over the course of the year that my HR rarely gets above 130 - 140 anymore, yeti used to when my PM ...


Posted by Bilbo on 2015-05-24 01:35. 5 comments. 168 reads
 
Hello,

I am trying to train for the 40th MCM on 10/25/15. I had my pacemaker implanted 10/31/12 after over 15 years of Afib whch was finally brough under control after multiple ablations. it is my understanding that I am only paced about 20% of the time, so i still some function of my SA node. The last time I saw my cardio the St. Jud rep tweaked my PM so it would kick in quicker. she made it sound like that was about the limit.

Here is the situatuion. I have been exersizing for over a year, doing cardio/weights. I can get heart my rate up into the 130s on the treadmill, but get very winded very easily, especially on the track. After all this time and exercising, I can not run 1/4 mle without having to stop a...


Posted by Chuyita on 2015-05-21 07:19. 6 comments. 231 reads
 
Hi, So im a Zumba Insctructor, im 25 and had the pacemaker surgery two weeks ago. I was wondering if anyone else has had way much more energy and more active in regards to cleaning, gettting things done etc...? Also if anyone has had any problems with going back to workingout afther their 6 week recovery, im so ready to get back to my Zumba Classes?

Posted by rjsully on 2015-05-21 00:27. 3 comments. 236 reads
 
I haven't posted for quite a while. I have a dual chamber pacer now for aprox 6 months. I feel a lot better now that I have it. Way more energy, less dizziness, almost no "fluttering". My issue was bradycardia (rates in 30's/40's) with vasovagal episodes. I had SOB when I exerted myself (running) and would nearly pass out anytime I pushed myself or stood up "too fast". So...my current issue is I have been trying for several months to "get back to my running" and I just can't get past 4 or 5 miles. I don't have the fluttering/dizziness anymore or even feel so much SOB. I just physically feel like I have to stop. I don't get this when I do other types of exercise (hot yoga/Vinyasa Flow/playing sports). I want to feel strong again ...


Posted by mland on 2015-05-19 03:17. 2 comments. 185 reads
 
Does anyone else experience severe leg fatigue and sob after attempting to run or even jog for a short distance? I have to stop, then seem to recover and can run another short distance and the same thing happens. Oddly, I can walk at a decent pace for 3 miles without incident.
Could this be a Wenckebach symptom?
Background: I have a 2 lead device and cardiac sarcoidosis.
Thanks for any insights you might have...



Posted by scotia on 2015-05-17 19:36. 2 comments. 197 reads
 
Hi

I was just wondering if anyone has used a Bicycle helmet with a magnetic clip for under the chin? I just bought one and once I opened it I notice it is held together by a magnetic clip. Could this interrupt my pacemaker? The magnet does not seem like it is that big. But I really don't know what strength would alter my pacemaker. Any ideas?

Posted by Jimmcgavin on 2015-05-17 16:21. 4 comments. 251 reads
 
I am sitting in hospital waiting to get a pacemaker put in, during a knee scope I had a 6 second pause and after testing and continuous monitoring they have found a few other pauses of 4 and 5 seconds. There is nothing else wrong with heart having had a stress test, their finding that I have bradycarnia with I have had for years, I am very active playing hockey 3 times a week and having a very physical job. I am trying to get all the right information needed to make sure that I need one and get the right answers about placement of device and upper and lower limits to continue to have a normal life . there are people that have shortness of breath because of upper limits exceded, What happens when limits are met

Posted by jjiggers on 2015-05-11 20:15. 2 comments. 138 reads
 
Hi!

Has anyone used and or had any problems using a Weight Watchers Active Link activity monitor? I have always worn it clipped to my bra on the left side, which would be over my PM..

Anyone have input?

Thanks

Posted by wljonesaa on 2015-05-10 11:50. 2 comments. 236 reads
 
6 weeks post op from pacemaker bring fitted and my EP said get back at ot as hard as ever. Keep in mind he is a competitive tri-athlete himself. I do crossfit as ive posted before. My only concern is involving all the repetitive upper body movements is that i will damage a lead by it moving in that one spot over and over. Also ive read warnings where i coukd crush my wires with heavy over head lifting. My doc says i wont. But some people on this site were told not to do these things. What are your experiences with damaging leads

Posted by olefart on 2015-05-09 10:26. 6 comments. 202 reads
 
it's the olefart: i just had my pacemaker put in and find now my garmin forerunner 305 which worked excellent without the p‘mkr now works intermittently, or not giving me a reading at all. Anyone know anything about this heart rate/gps watch issue. pacemaker is a meditronics A2DR01

Posted by koevli on 2015-05-06 17:19. 6 comments. 307 reads
 
My pacemaker is set for 60-80bpm. When I am walking on a treadmill even at 1.7-2.3 mph my hr suddenly is over 200. This happens every time I use the treadmill I do not feel ill, no sob, and not dizzy., Perhaps a bit fatigued but I would like to know what to do and what is wrong with me that causes a jump to over 200. I immediatly lower the speed to 1 mph or less and my hr"parachutes"down into the 80's or 70's. I am age 76 diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome, severe spinal stenosis with arthritis and have pm since 2012. I was sitting too long on sofa so rejoined the gym and do water aerobics and walk slowly on treadmill. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks..

Posted by mg on 2015-05-06 08:50. 4 comments. 250 reads
 
I`ve posted before and this is a follow up.
To recap, 67years always sports active. CRTD fitted 18months ago following valve repairs and maze procedure. Happy with exercise but would still like to be 30 again !
I`ve always had a problem with `odd feelings` when relaxing and after trying various permutations of settings I`m ok when active. However no one seems to be able to answer my question. I`m quite happy with that part of the setting that helps me with activity but that part at the lower end seems to be giving me these `odd feelings`
I have a gentle 25min warm up routine . When my resting HR is set at 60 it increases to 63/4, when set at 65 it increases to 67/68, when set at 70 it increases to 73/4 and when set at 80 i...


Posted by Alastair on 2015-05-06 04:26. 7 comments. 236 reads
 
I have posted a version of this in the meds category but I figure put it here as well. I'm a Brit guy in London. 45, previously very fit swimmer and triathlete. Competed at age group level for GB. I had an episode of VT, non sustained, over a year ago. I had a Medtronic icd fitted, 4 months ago, it's been dormant. I take 1.25mg of Bisoprolol every day. I was originally taking 40mg of Nadolol / Corgard. I found the Nadolol made me feel like a zombie, the bisop less so. I have been swimming about 15km a week, steady, without any incidents. No running or bike. I just wondered if anyone has come off meds entirely and how you they are finding it? The docs here seem fairly adamant that meds will be required for ever, but in general they take th...


Posted by hbl on 2015-05-04 23:03. 7 comments. 274 reads
 
Got my pacemaker three weeks ago and started running again and I can feel the PM bouncing. Is this normal / safe?

Posted by vickster on 2015-04-30 00:46. 3 comments. 250 reads
 
Hi everyone, I have bradycardia and have had my new friend for 4 months now. I play field hockey and am struggling with the pace of the game as my max HR is now set at 170bpm. Is it because I still need to work on fitness levels or is this it? I feel like my PC isn't kicking in fast enough. Cheers, Vickster

Posted by Patsy2728 on 2015-04-29 20:34. 5 comments. 248 reads
 
Hello I am new my name is Patsy and I have cardiomypathy with LBBB and low EF. Due to the low EF of 25 after 3 months of wearing a zoll life vest I now have a CRT-D . I had my surgery on feburary 17 2015 all went well. I am now in cardio rehab doing well. On Monday the worker put on a machine that you sit and lift these bars that have weights and you pull the bar up so your arms are straight up well I think this is to soon to be doing beings that my arms are over my head with 40 pounds weight and the Dr agrees. I didn't hurt but I thought maybe pull out leads. Well now here is my problem I need to do something else with my arms in cardio and between me and the worker we are not sure. I now do 20 minutes 1 mile on treadmill at 3.0 then I do...


Posted by Jazzgirl on 2015-04-28 08:04. 6 comments. 276 reads
 
I teach aerobics and have had a pacemaker for 13 yeArs. Wish I found this site sooner. My rates are set at 60-140 when I exercise my average heart rate is at 152 and maxes at178 fairly consistently.
I just had the lower changed from 70-60. Is there an issue with consistently going over ????? And what range would be good for me?
I want the most out of workouts !

Thanks

Posted by Claret on 2015-04-27 14:18. 0 comments. 173 reads
 
Hi,

I am from England but hate rugby, however I have found that a "Gilbert Ladies Rugby Vest" provides perfectly placed padding (I am male). You should find them if you do an internet search. It is great for football/soccer. "Decathlon" do a man's rugby vest with front padding that just covers the implant.

I have also found some really light-weight body armour that I use for mountain biking - search on "ten ounce racing". I can actually wear the armour and vest together quite comfortably for challenging/dangerous mountain biking.



Posted by Tabby on 2015-04-24 11:45. 3 comments. 277 reads
 
I got my pacemaker 2 weeks ago and was wondering if I will eventually be able to lift weights again



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