St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by nina2301 on 2015-07-12 20:33. 2 comments. 287 reads
 
I am 34 years old and have pacemaker and am dependent on it... I have had it for a year and half and I am completely dependent on it... Has anyone ever felt while working out or after that your heart hurts?? It feels like a sore
Muscle??

Posted by glenn.cakemaster@gmail.com on 2015-07-12 12:39. 2 comments. 253 reads
 
Hi All,
I am 65 years old.
I had a quadruple bypass about 11 years ago. I got a St Judes defibulator(never used:-)). 3 years ago it was replaced.
My injection fraction had been around 36 before the operation. After the operation I had built it up to around 46, when suddenly it collapsed.Mentally it was shocking, but I still felt pretty good.
I play a lot of tennis with guys half my age at mid B level.
Unfortunately the left side of my heart was weakening and a crt-d replaced my defibulator.
I am now back on the courts after a 4 week layoff and am doing great.
It is hot here in Atlanta, but I have no problem getting through 3 to 5 sets of tennis a few times a week.
I am feeling pretty good and hope i...


Posted by Rondock on 2015-07-11 15:26. 4 comments. 276 reads
 
I had a pacemaker implanted one week ago and I ran my first 3 miles this morning and got a 30 mile bike ride in this afternoon. Before the procedure to correct a Brady situation, I was very concerned about taking a lot of time off from training. After my one week check-up, I was given the green light to run and bike. I am posting this to let other athletes who may go through the same procedure, that, at least for me, this was a bump in the road. I do not want to minimize the seriousness of this procedure but do want to say that you can return to an exercise regimen rather quickly after the implant. Thanks to the Docs, HCare professionals and the Med Device companies for a new lease on life.

Posted by lahbigbro6 on 2015-07-06 17:10. 1 comments. 255 reads
 
I am interested in a fitness tracker. I am looking for recommendations. I do not run, only walk, pilates and weights. Thanks !

Posted by Val60 on 2015-07-02 05:19. 4 comments. 311 reads
 
Hi. I was wondering if anyone has knowledge of exercise bikes with magnetic resistance and if they are safe to use with a PM. I bought one not realising it was magnetic but can't find any information on the manufacturer's site. I am a bit scared to use it now so any information would be greatly received.

Posted by golden_snitch on 2015-07-02 03:01. 0 comments. 219 reads
 
I have written a new blog post on ICDs and exercising, summarizing some of the research I have found on this topic. Hope it helps some patients to tackle their fears of getting shocked while training.

https://arrhythmianewsforpatients.wordpress.com/

You can now also find me on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Rhythmisit

Inga

Posted by foureyes1941 on 2015-07-01 11:12. 1 comments. 180 reads
 
I had a pacemaker fitted eighteen months ago as I had AF and it is working perfectly. I am aiming to do some tabata training along with a diet to get back some of my fitness as I have put weight on through general inactivity. The question I want to ask of the experts here is would this regime be suitable for me as I am also on benroflumethiazide (10mg) I was a fitness Instructor with a natural low resting heart rate previously but when the AF kicked in, my heart rate was very high, so needed
the pacemaker and these tablets to adjust it to a normal level. Tabata training is working to get the heart rate high for a few seconds with high intensity movements and then rest for a few seconds then start again.

Posted by RamonB1 on 2015-06-30 17:08. 4 comments. 282 reads
 
I am 57 year old male, always been very active, running, working out, & now tennis. I have recently been diagnosed & treated for Grave's disease, a form or hyperthyroidism. this has affected my heart rhythm. I was sent to a Heart specialist who has diagnosed me with tachy brady syndrome. I was told no physical activity except walking, & I would probably need a pacemaker after thyroid treatment was complete. I'm concerned about being able to play tennis. Has anyone had experience with a situation like this?

Posted by newyorkgirl1 on 2015-06-22 22:15. 10 comments. 452 reads
 
I recently had dual lead pacemaker implanted under the muscle. I was told to NOT lift the arm on the side of the implant for three months! Another doctor told me TO lift my arm, otherwise the tendons and ligaments will tighten too much...that I should gently lift my arms over my head!
I am in a quandary and would like feedback from those who had the implant under the muscle, what they were told to do! I don't want to risk pulling the leads out by lifting my arm!!
Thank you...

Posted by Umutgz on 2015-06-22 19:25. 7 comments. 316 reads
 
Im 18 years old and i am a smoker.
im very interested in boxing, always wanted to be a fighter. But because of my condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy i think i would not be able to do it. I did not tell my doctor that i am a smoker and i also havent asked her about training boxing.
i believe anything is possible but its just something about me telling me that i cant do it. I have never collapased, just been short of breath while running. And also deep heart pains.
someone please give me advice if i should start boxing. Always been a thing for me.
Thank You
Also no pm yet

Posted by scotia on 2015-05-17 19:36. 2 comments. 239 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. 6 comments. 301 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. 235 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. 4 comments. 394 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. 7 comments. 376 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. 452 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. 410 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. 287 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. 432 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. 336 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



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