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Posted by Raw on 2014-08-14 14:59. 2 comments. 184 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. 242 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. 314 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. 221 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. 237 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 ...

Posted by Tpage01 on 2014-08-07 20:55. 4 comments. 196 reads
 
Looking for advise on running issues with my pm. I am 54 yrs old and have severe bradycardia and am paced 100% of the time. My pm is a Medtronic that uses only a accelerometer. When running off road trails my heart rate goes to 145 the max setting and stays there uphill, downhill and on the flats. Has anyone else had this issue and what might a solution be?

Thanks,

Tim

Posted by natlat on 2014-08-07 14:55. 7 comments. 305 reads
 
Hi, so I am on beta blockers for my condition (SVT), and have gotten back into a good regimen of running, believe it or not. Doc gave me the go ahead, just no more competing, which is ok by me! I also have an ICD. Anyways, here is a question, since my heart rate is somewhat lower during my running and exercise when I am on beta blockers, Am I burning less calories when I run 4 miles on beta blocker than I would if not taking beta blockers? Just curious if anyone knows?

Posted by Maximus on 2014-08-05 17:25. 2 comments. 230 reads
 
Hi
Implanted with Medtronic Adapta 2 years ago because, although my A/F was fairly infrequent, coming out of A/F back to sinus was causing long pauses. Always had a low pulse, low 50s resting. More A/F since PM, plus more PACs and PVCs. On beta blockers. 65 years old and fit and have now traded intensive gym classes and now do more swimming and hiking. Have done the Camino de Santiago for the last 3 years ( 500 miles with pack over 32 days ). Always feel better during the walk. Planning on going again next month.

My problem is that apart from the lower rate, 45 bpm. I am still at factory settings and I feel I could do better with a few changes. My cardiologist has agreed to put me on a treadmill to see how I react and th...


Posted by imitchener on 2014-08-05 16:38. 3 comments. 220 reads
 
Finally found a Heart Rate Monitor that actually works 100% of the time during any kind of exercise. Used walking, treadmill running, bike riding and even at night to find my true RHR.

The Mio Alpha. (http://mioglobal.com/alpha)

Pros
Does not use a chest strap but instead is a wrist worn device.
Allows a continuous readout on both a display and iPhone app.
Does not pickup any extra pulses and seems to agree with both the HR measured on the treadmill readout, HR measured by BP Monitor and using the HR App on my iPhone.
No unexpected high peaks (chest strap often registered over 200BPM).
Rechargeable battery. Recharge using supplied charging dock from any USB charger.
Comfortable to wear e...


Posted by bacquito on 2014-08-05 15:17. 0 comments. 135 reads
 
I had a St.Jude pacemaker implanted a week ago today, started casually walking but will probably take it easy for 5-6 weeks.
My hope is to get back into kayaking. I am a touring kayaker and not a whitewater kayaker. I have read the caution re. kayaking but I can adjust my paddeling to avoid a lot of overhead motions.

Posted by wjs1954 on 2014-08-03 22:58. 5 comments. 199 reads
 
could not find a race on my actual B-day. So we drove to New Hamspshire for the weekend so we could do a 5 miler the day after. 8-2 We (the wife and I) both ran the fireroad 5 miler in Kingston NH, my time was a little better than I had thought I could do, I really had not been training due to RR issues with my PM. Had a wonderful B-DAY weekend and race, back to the factory tomorrow. Now it is really time to start training for the 100 mile bike ride end of Sept and 1/2 Marathon in October.

Posted by GC27 on 2014-07-31 13:25. 3 comments. 213 reads
 
Hello,

I hope everyone is doing good. I was wondering if Boxing excersice is okay. I am not talking about going head to head with someone, just the excersice like, punching- bag, jumping jacks and all that other good stuff.

Posted by natlat on 2014-07-30 11:37. 8 comments. 344 reads
 
Hi, so I was implanted with an ICD in April. I am also on beta blockers. I am athletic and run. I suffered from a SVT while running prior to that and a fainting episode. I have scar on my ventricles and with every test imagineable, it remains undiagnosed. So I am back at running, with my trusty heart rate monitor. Not as much as before, and much slower, but happy and feeling good. My rate response for my ICD is now off. I have a little residual fatigue and my doc suggests we turn the rate rsponse on? I worry that it will get my heart rate too high for my needs. Does anyone have experience with this? And what are your general settings? My low is set at 60, my ICD begins to monitor at 145 and shock at 175 if it cannot outpace me....


Posted by TerryJohns on 2014-07-30 02:42. 4 comments. 278 reads
 
My PVC events only occur during strenuous exercise. I have a pacemaker because of 2nd degree A/V block. Sometimes during running, my PVCs trigger an SVT/AVNRT event. I've had an ablation procedure done that has eliminated nearly all of my SVT events. But, I still have a few PVCs during running. Immediately following a PVC, my breathing rhythm feels very labored and inefficient and usually continues that way until I stop. Usually after stopping, for as short of a period as 15-30 seconds, I can feel my breathing rhythm return to normal and I can resume running without a problem.

My questions: Does a PVC event make a pacemaker start pacing? And, is my PM pacing, the reason for the labored and inefficient breathing rhythm I...


Posted by aportice on 2014-07-29 22:06. 4 comments. 258 reads
 
I had a pacemaker placed 10 days ago. I was told to take it easy for 2 weeks and not put my arm above my head in that time.

I normally lead a very busy, active life. I run a horse farm and my daily activities include: carrying water buckets, walking fences, carrying 50lb grain bags, throwing multiple bales of hay, running, riding, and dealing with lifting all sorts of things.

How long should I be NOT doing my normal activities? It's killing me to sit and watch this Summer go by and it's only been 10 days. I don't want complications but would also like to get on with things.

Just looking for timeframes, things to be careful of, and things to NOT do.



Posted by TKDMaster on 2014-07-29 16:52. 5 comments. 209 reads
 
Hi I am posting for my husband. He recently gotten his PM after heart valve replacement surgery. His passion is Tae Kwon Do (martial arts) and is wondering if anyone has found a light weight fairly resistant pad for protection of the area of the shoulder where the PM is? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

TKD Master's Wife

I just want to see him get back to doing what he likes

Posted by Tattoo Man on 2014-07-28 10:10. 10 comments. 244 reads
 

................just back from my 6th Adidas 24 hour Thunderun weekend in the UK. Shatteringly hot weather,.. 3 X 10 k relay runs,..the second in the woods at night...epic. My team of seven smashed out times to give us 24 laps of the all off-road circuit. TR 14 is quite probably the most gruelling challenge in the UK,...2700 runners in all. Magic !

A somewhat limping Tattoo Man

Posted by golden_snitch on 2014-07-27 02:52. 14 comments. 358 reads
 
I participated in my first (official) 5k run yesterday evening, and finished in exactly 32:00 minutes! Given that the temperature was 30 degrees Celsius, I am really proud of this time. Heart rate was high, mostly max. CLS rate of 160, but also had episodes of 170-190bpm due to an atrial intrinsic rhythm kicking in and being tracked by the ventricular lead. It was okay - exhausting, but breathing was fine, and legs were fine, too.

The run took me up and down the "Ku'Damm", one of the main shopping streets in the heart of Berlin. There were 3000 participants in the 5k run, and 7000 in the 10k run, and along the track there were around 30.000 people watching. The atmosphere was quite overwhelming! And was what waiting for me afte...


Posted by PeteFindlay on 2014-07-25 08:02. 4 comments. 277 reads
 
I've just been signed off as ok to get back to skydiving! 10 weeks post-op.

Understandably, I suppose, my GP wasn't happy signing off with limited specialist knowledge, so I had to go back to a consultant (privately - not NHS. I'm in the UK). But he's now said there's no reason to seek any further specialist referrals for this in the future as long as the regular clinic checks are fine.

The only potential issue comes from direct trauma from the harness over the PM site. I'm sub-pectoral anyway, but will just check if I need some extra padding before I try anything - just in case.

Hope I haven't missed the British summer....

This now means that pretty much the only thing I can't do as before is b...


Posted by culver001 on 2014-07-24 11:50. 15 comments. 313 reads
 
Hello all I had my PM installed in Nov 2013. I am a 49 year old healthy women. I have went back to most of my activities. I do boxing workouts on a heavy bag. Does anyone else do this type of activity? I have been experiencing tightness around my PM. Its not overall chest tightness, like muscle soreness, its a tightness around the PM feels almost like its being wrapped up or choked.
Is this still part of the healing process? I am still in shock that I have this PM and feel when I call my cardio office they can't really answer since most of the patients I saw at the office were not in my age group or physical fit relm. I almost feel like I am wasting their time and bugging them with questions.
SO I am bugging you all and...




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