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Posted by lahbigbro6 on 2014-12-18 21:35. 4 comments. 78 reads
 
I got a new treadmill and some programs required a chest strap heart monitor. Does any use this with their pacemaker ? The programs are used to target your heart rate.

Posted by fonikipatata on 2014-12-17 11:08. 3 comments. 119 reads
 
Hey guys i put pacemaker like 1 year ago and i go the gym 4-5 time in a week and i lift weights can you tell me please if its good to do that.. really i do that 2months and i dont fell anything in place near the pacemaker can you tell me your opinion for that!! (by the way im 18 years old) and sorry for my bad english! :)

Posted by tuckanow87 on 2014-12-17 07:43. 5 comments. 166 reads
 
I'm a very active person who works out 5 days a week and jogs. I was at the gym last week when I felt dizzy and fainted. I had a seizure and went into cardiac arrest luckily someone at the gym knew cpr and there was a defibrillator nearby. Drs have no idea what caused my heart to go into that lethal rhythm. They put in an icd yesterday and I'm in pain today. I've Made my depression worse by reading posts of ppl who said after the 6 weeks was up they couldn't go back to the gym. I know I should be thankful to be alive but I love working out. Drs assure me that I can resume normal activities after 6 Weeks, but now I'm not so sure

Posted by lahbigbro6 on 2014-12-15 16:20. 3 comments. 121 reads
 
I have a lot of hand weights. I am going up weights would like adjustable weights. Any recommendations ?

Posted by peegee on 2014-12-14 06:04. 4 comments. 210 reads
 
Hi,
I've had a pacemaker for over 4 years now and it's great but I wonder what effect it would have if I took up more strenuous exercise. Im 71 and out of condition although my weight is ok.

Posted by Nick.k(uk) on 2014-12-09 10:00. 2 comments. 161 reads
 
Almost 4 weeks post implant and am back running albeit slower than prior.

Post exercise I will get some soreness at PM site which lingers. Almost 48hrs since last gentle run and site still uncomfortable, not really painful. Due to run again this PM, any thoughts.
Am I placing self, PM wires at risk beyond discomfort?
Has anyone tried kinsie tape or similar in an attempt to restrict PM moving in its pocket?

Thanks Nick

Posted by Sully06 on 2014-12-08 22:10. 4 comments. 91 reads
 
Just completed my first cycling class since i had my pm implanted. What a great work out ! I had my procedure the end of October. I feel so great now, and ready to get rid of those extra pounds i gained when i was feeling so terrible. So glad i made the decision to get the pm. It has changed so many things for the better :) so glad to have input from others here when i first had the procedure done.

Posted by Antman1993 on 2014-12-08 04:49. 5 comments. 194 reads
 
Hi everyone!
My names Anthony I'm 21 years old from sydney Australia.
I've had a pacemaker since I was 4 years old then replaced again when I was 13 and now due again in 4 months.
I'm having trouble deciding which pacemaker to go with. I have heart block of the AV. I am running a medtronic pacemaker with a single lead. (Accelerometer).

I haven't had an issue with it I've been very lucky but I am a very very active sporty kind of guy I ride dirt bikes and race work long hours and go to the gym. Although I can keep up with it all I feel during the sport I struggle esp when bicycle riding pretty much anything to do with lower body exercise like rowing ect.

Just wondering if anyone out there is very sporty...


Posted by kayak.eric on 2014-12-06 12:46. 4 comments. 161 reads
 
I have been getting more into mountain biking over the past year and would like a shoulder pad to cover and protect my ICD. So far all of the protectors I have found protect the chest more or are full on DH body armor. As I do mostly single track and some minor enduro style riding so full body armor is a no go. Does anybody have any suggestions for lightweight shoulder/chest protector for my device? THANKS!

Posted by wimw on 2014-12-04 03:20. 1 comments. 138 reads
 
I have some problems with my minutvolume sensor. My technician switsched it off. The problem is that working in garding, and other movements of arms generate a stronger signal than my breathing. So bending tie shoelaces results in higher frequency tthan maximum breating. Who is familiar with this complaint. I have a Boston-science W275.

Posted by Sullis65 on 2014-12-02 23:52. 1 comments. 126 reads
 
Upgraded on 20 Nov. I can't believe I'm walking 20 minutes a day at a fairly brisk pace and haven't had any angina. Anybody else have a favorable result like that? I couldn't't walk 4 minutes 2 weeks ago without a nitro.

Posted by Morris on 2014-11-30 12:50. 5 comments. 277 reads
 
It is 6 weeks post pacemaker implant. I was told that I can now go back to my former routine. I don't know exactly what I can do without injuring myself.

Posted by laterbabe on 2014-11-29 08:41. 7 comments. 176 reads
 
My ICD is a ST Jude implanted 9/11. Anyone know if it is MRI compatible?

Posted by casmered on 2014-11-29 00:08. 2 comments. 108 reads
 
Lifted pretty hard today and noticed hours later my heart rate was still in the 120s. It is 82 as I write this now, so glad it has gone down, but this is now 11 hours later. Normal for first few tough workouts after PM placement (6 weeks out from implant)?

Side note, I noticed I pushed PM to the point the 2:1 safety block kicked in and cut my heart rate in half near the end of the workout. I've had this part once before on the treadmill and they have since adjusted my upper-bound up. Surprised to hit it today lifting.

Any thoughts would be appreciated,
Ed

Posted by laterbabe on 2014-11-28 08:00. 2 comments. 102 reads
 
I injured my knee in Sept. Need MRI. I read where some pacemakers allow MRIs to be done. Do you know what kind?
I had mine about 3 yrs. ago. What can be done other than MRI?

Posted by Crabman on 2014-11-27 02:10. 3 comments. 116 reads
 
Nice to meet you all.
I read with interest your comments on scuba diving with a pacemaker. I suffered with atrial fibrillation and athletes heart and destroyed my sinus node and other sparking nodes in my heart.
My cardiologist was amazed that presenting with a BP of 125/150 I didn't have a heart attack or stroke. Just lucky I guess.
She told me not to do anything much for three months. Two weeks after my op I felt so good I went for a two hour crab freedive and loved it...felt like I had an outboard motor on my fins. However, I have been cautious about scuba depth...have been to about 35 feet briefly and felt fine. Does anyone have any experience with a Biotronic or any opinions?

Posted by rolson on 2014-11-25 16:37. 8 comments. 230 reads
 
I have tacky/ brady. I have s pacemaker for the show heart rate but I have a question. Does exercise make tachycardia flare up worse out more often?

Posted by lahbigbro6 on 2014-11-23 14:11. 1 comments. 94 reads
 
I am looking for a new treadmill. I want a long stride because of being tall and I run a little. I am willing to pay.

Posted by elleirdad on 2014-11-20 12:47. 2 comments. 209 reads
 
I am considering purchasing a Jawbone UP3, which includes a sensor for galvanic skin response (GSR), commonly known as skin conductance. The product is a band that is worn around the wrist near the hand. It "measures the resistance of body tissue to tiny electric current to enable the capture of a wide range of physiological signals including your heart rate."

The only details about how it works that I have found are at https://jawbone.com/blog/up3-advanced-multi-sensor-technology/. It says:

"The visible part of the bioimpedance system is the set of four electrodes embedded into the flexible strap. All four electrodes work in sync to form a tetrapolar (4 pole) system. Two outer electrodes drive tiny electrical ener...


Posted by Nick.k(uk) on 2014-11-19 09:11. 7 comments. 286 reads
 
Hi all,
This is my first posting so forgive me if this has been discussed elsewhere.

I am getting conflicting guidance about when I can resume running following implant 6 days ago.
The hospital where the op was done I'm sure said ok to start back after a couple of weeks but not to go over the top. No swimming golf etc for 6 weeks.
Just had first PM check at another (local) hospital but they were talking about not even beginning to run for 6 weeks. THis was generic advice concerned with wires needing time to become embedded, not tailored specifically because of concerns about me particularly. (The pumps fine but the electrics were dodgy and I'm pretty fit for age and setting Personal bests a few weeks before implan...




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