St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by tbiancardi on 2014-09-02 17:55. 5 comments. 171 reads
 
I am a 61 year old female with a St. Judes PM implanted late July 2014. I have been taking Pilates on a reformer once a week for the past year and a half. I also take Yoga and mat Pilates several times a week. The doctor has suggested I wait a month before resuming the reformer. He has also advised against repetitive motion such as tennis.

I miss the reformer terribly, but concerned with some of the upper body exercises on them. Any one out there work on a reformer? what about planks and downward dog yoga positions? I'm not sure that my doctor is aware of the position of these moves.

Posted by Duke Heart Patient on 2014-09-02 15:38. 4 comments. 177 reads
 
Are you on a certain diet ? What do you eat , not eat and how often do you exercise ?

40
Male
NC

Pacemaker since 2011
6'
180 Pds

Always exercised and ran .....

Posted by Notsure on 2014-09-02 08:55. 8 comments. 389 reads
 
I got my pacemaker in June 2014. I am back to the gym but my Dr. doesn't think I should be doing push-ups or lifting weights over head with my left arm. To me this means I really can't do any shoulder or chest exercises! She feels the leads are man made and the pushing and pulling can wear them out. Has anyone else heard this?

Posted by wolverin on 2014-09-01 07:51. 2 comments. 123 reads
 
Hi, any one who located in phillipines?
Comment posted by wolverin on 2014-09-01 07:41.
Hi, any one who located in phillipines? My Mobile no. 0917-8458-333. I want to make frends just like me have SSS ( sick sinus syndrome ) when i was 37 of age now im 42, im inplanted 2010 @ PM medtronic brand dual chamber sets to 60.
TY, MIGUEL

Posted by bowl299 on 2014-08-31 16:34. 7 comments. 191 reads
 
After 10 years of on and off A-fib, 2 ablations and several cardioversions, I am scheduled for my third ablation in October and the following day a pacemaker. How long will it be before I can start to get active again after 10 years of mostly feeling like crap? I use to be active but get tired and out of breath all the time now, will a lot of this be gone? Any and all info will be helpful.

Posted by metz on 2014-08-31 08:38. 1 comments. 135 reads
 
This baby has been in me for a while (ICD). This is the fist time any doctor gave me lifting limits. Now I'm not Hercules, but I enjoyed lifting around 175lbs. Bummer

Posted by metz on 2014-08-30 23:25. 4 comments. 227 reads
 
I was told no push ups and I shouldn't lift any thing above 20lbs. Does that sound right to everybody? metz

Posted by Cycler on 2014-08-30 14:22. 9 comments. 226 reads
 
I’m an experienced cyclist, small town. 75% errands in traffic, 25% edge of town.

I’ve had an ICD for 3 months. I put about 1,000 miles on my Trek between the install and when I got defibbed while on the bike.

I thought I’d found my “sweet spot” balancing mild exertion while staying below the “shock bar.” I haven’t been back to the cardiologist yet for my post op consult.I’m wondering if there’s any correlation between a reasonably induced exercise (sinus) heart rate and the heart suddenly going tachy.

Or maybe he can tell me what my heart rate was prior to being defibbed? In either event, cycling’s probably over forever.

Anyone with a similar story?

Posted by SoCal-TV on 2014-08-23 20:21. 4 comments. 251 reads
 
I have a St Jude PM 2240. low setting 50bpm, high setting 130.
When cycling (MTB) I'm killing myself to hit 120bpm, but an easy jog on foot will hit 125-130 no problem. Even sit ups drive it to 120. Love to cycle, but can't really run because of joints. What can be done to adjust this unit? I am 65.

Posted by jclong41 on 2014-08-23 13:06. 9 comments. 276 reads
 
Hi fellow Pacemakers,
New to the group and my first post. I was diagnosed with 2nd degree AV Mobitz II characterized by an unexpected nonconducted atrial impulse, bradycardia, afib, sinus node dysfunction and Right Bundle Branch block. I was before diagnosis an avid runner with an avg. pace of 8 minute miles. Now, I struggle to achieve 12 minute miles. My doc has performed stress test with treadmill and was not able to determine any significant issues, however with the biotronik PM, the levels were set for 60/140. He says there were limitations due to my 3rd degree HB and rapid heart rate. My meds are 100 mg flecianide 2x day, and BP medication. Yesterday, the doc changed my PM to Boston Scientific K174. The PM specialist is o...


Posted by harlemflash on 2014-08-23 12:34. 3 comments. 164 reads
 
I am right handed. my renewal pacemaker is in about a month and I am still restricted from lifting weights, swimming and golf for another month. Since I am only using my right arm to bowl any ideas of issues?

Posted by DEAN on 2014-08-20 18:06. 3 comments. 187 reads
 
Hello Everyone
Thanks for all the help and support.
Dose anyone compete in Motorcycle Observed Trials or know anyone who dose with a PM.
My Doc says no but it's hard to give up something you love so much.
Thanks
Dean

Posted by ID on 2014-08-19 10:53. 4 comments. 194 reads
 
Hello I'm a basketball player, I'm French, I was born like that sorry, and I want protection to protect my pacemaker when I play my favorite sport. I'm 47 and I'm in the competition at a small level. It's very nice to read and I hope someone can give me a run for my research. thank you in advance. David

Posted by Rooboy31 on 2014-08-18 22:32. 1 comments. 177 reads
 
Hi everybody , recently had my 3rd aortic valve replacement and this time needed a pacemaker also put in , just wondering if anyone on here has done bikram yoga with a pacemaker ?? I've done it for a cpl years and hope I can continue to do it ... Appreciate any feedback I can get thank you so much Steve

Posted by bacquito on 2014-08-15 01:18. 3 comments. 217 reads
 
I recently had a Pacemaker implanted (3 weeks ago) and want to return to kayaking. I am not a white water kayaker but I kayak in a 17 ft. touring kayak. I kayak mainly to view marine life and kayak in a casual manner.
I know that my cardiologist is concerned about free style swimming because of shoulder rotation.
What experience have any of pacemaker members had with kayaking has I have describe it.
Thanks

Posted by Raw on 2014-08-14 14:59. 2 comments. 194 reads
 
Iam only 22 male implanted a device a year ago on July 3rd
I do gyming from past 3-4 months gained a bit of muscle
I have a little doubt if I continue to do gyming with some whey proteins powder is there any way that would harm me in fluctuating the heat rates or
Weather of disturbing the device from its place
You know I have to live long em 22

Posted by mg on 2014-08-13 14:10. 2 comments. 251 reads
 
Has anybody in the Uk had their PM set up properly on a treadmill ? If so where was it done and did it prove successful?
I seem to be banging my head against a wall in trying to get this done on the NHS.
If any of you guys in the states could say what I should expect as I want to exercise ( It takes a big effort to get my HR up to 90BPM) as I feel ok but just think something is not correct .
I`ve always been fit and active .
My device was fitted after valve surgery as I had a slow HB but it`s always been about 50 all my sporting life (now 64)
Thanks.........

Posted by MonicaNYC on 2014-08-12 17:49. 8 comments. 330 reads
 
I am 43 years old, and was a pretty active individual, before an unexplained case of heart block forced me to get a pacemaker just over 3 weeks ago. I had in fact been training for several months for a 1/2 marathon, before the onslaught of the heart block. My doctor has released me to slowly start running again, but recommended I get a HRM, which I thankfully found a recommendation for on this site. I use my PM 100% of the time. My Dr warned me that my PM maxs out at 140, and if pushed beyond that could suddenly freak out and drop to 70. Has anyone experienced that before? I got my HRM today, and am anxious to hit the pavement, just not face first. Am a little nervous...

Posted by golden_snitch on 2014-08-11 06:58. 4 comments. 233 reads
 
Hi!

So, since my Polar FT7 only shows the heart rate, time and burned calories, I got myself a Garmin Forerunner 110, which has GPS. It can therefore provide information on pace and distance in addition to heart rate etc. Went for my first 5km run this morning, and found out that it does show a heart rate, but most of the time this heart rate is inaccurate. Polar FT7 and pacemaker report showed that my heart rate is always around 160ppm when I run. Now, the Garmin shows anything from 49 - 169. Sometimes it was around the 160, but then within seconds it dropped to 110 or even 70. I have no idea how it gets those readings. Tried to call customer support, but spent 25 minutes (!!!) in the waiting loop without getting to talk to any...


Posted by lahbigbro6 on 2014-08-09 08:40. 4 comments. 253 reads
 
I might have a meniscus tear. Have things changed with MRI's ? I was going for PT for groin and hip, but exercises were way too much on knees. My one knee is really swollen on side. So, just checking ...



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