St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by wjs1954 on 2014-06-29 16:20. 2 comments. 209 reads
 
Pretty sure i understand it, if i am wrong please let me know..

Anyway first run/jog in a while (starting 1/2 marathon training)
link to today's run with data http://connect.garmin.com/activity/530785951

Looking at data max is set at 150 HR My rate hits that each time i start running w/in 1-2 min of staring to run, pace does not matter. Also notice when i walk rate drops same curve to about 125 than the curve changes at about the same rate for each walk break. i think this mean PM lets my heart go without the RR at 125. Probably due to less motion of body. I think the reason I go to max so quickly is sensitivity may need adjusting??

Question
1) This was only first run with RR, will body a...


Posted by Greg49 on 2014-06-28 14:33. 3 comments. 234 reads
 
Just had a new pacemaker inplanted on Thursday June 26

Old St. Jude one was out of Battery. The new one Boston Scientific is suppose to be a dual accelometer & ventilator response device. I ahve tried exersizing and heart rate stays at 60 bpm. My old device sensed arm motion and raised my rate. For some reason the device does not

Greg

Posted by Hales34 on 2014-06-27 00:23. 4 comments. 240 reads
 
Hello! Im new to this site. Im 34 and have a pm and had it implanted in 2012..i have constant dizziness, pressure in my head and severe lightheadedness even with simple workouts..i need info...i cant breath well. I get to a point of feeling unconscious. Should i be worried? Anyone else feel these symptoms? Its making me feel weak, sick and drained..

Posted by Nurseinpain on 2014-06-26 22:49. 2 comments. 178 reads
 
Who has been scuba diving with a pacemaker?
Any problems?
How far down did you go?
Thanks so much

Posted by glenscifan on 2014-06-26 10:44. 9 comments. 223 reads
 
Hi Everyone, it's really great to hear from other crossfitters with pacemakers. From the concerned looks I get sometimes when people eventually learn I have a PM, I sometimes question myself. But hearing from others in the same boat is great for motivation.
I am curious to know how others deal with the physical limitations from the PM. Cleans and front squats in particular are such a big part of crossfit, but I'm always concerned about damaging the leads (PM is located in front chest). Do others just do them and try to be a bit more careful? wear a protector? Substitute front squats by back squats?
Any advice or shared experience would be much appreciated!!

Posted by PeteFindlay on 2014-06-25 17:46. 5 comments. 170 reads
 
7 weeks and 1 day post-implant, and I just completed my first workout class back!

I've been working my own steady rehab programme since getting the all-clear last week, focusing on making sure I've got full range of movement and stability. Still a way to go with weights and getting strength back.

Running, Kettlebell swings and burpees wasn't too taxing on the movement side - and I'd been working those in my rehab over the past week anyway - so I thought give it a go!

Feels great to get back to some intensity!

Pete

Posted by Ankit.A on 2014-06-24 09:14. 2 comments. 214 reads
 
Hello all
Ian 22 implanted with a dual chamber medrotonic device
Last July 2013 after a gap of several months I started gym in
Does there any thing to worry that of I do gym in
The pacemaker will b disturbed from its position
If it is what would b the out come
Or nothin will happen right now when I touch it
It moves a little up word
I saw some images of a ppm on chest

Posted by bobgoldman8 on 2014-06-21 09:05. 2 comments. 176 reads
 
I’m set to have a pacemaker put in on the 29th of this month. I’m a recreational swimmer and have been swimming daily for many years. I was wondering the following: if I used ONLY my legs, with hands on my stomach, could I reduce the recommended waiting period of 6 – 8 weeks or is there something I'm missing?

Posted by Pattyboy10 on 2014-06-19 21:10. 4 comments. 196 reads
 
I had a pm put in on May 14. Six weeks coming up. Do you start playing again softly or is it ok to whack away.
Pattyboy

Posted by ChrisD on 2014-06-18 20:11. 9 comments. 290 reads
 
I would like to get a recording-type Hr monitor for my workouts. Most of them use a chest band pickup. I have read that they are incompatible with the PM since they will likely pick up a double signal. I have heard about ones that have the pickup clipped to your earlobe. Any recommendations out there?

Posted by ChrisD on 2014-06-18 20:11. 1 comments. 104 reads
 
I would like to get a recording-type Hr monitor for my workouts. Most of them use a chest band pickup. I have read that they are incompatible with the PM since they will likely pick up a double signal. I have heard about ones that have the pickup clipped to your earlobe. Any recommendations out there?

Posted by kathyk on 2014-06-18 18:27. 4 comments. 224 reads
 
Not being overweight, what kind of exercise is best now? My doctor suggested only 2 days a week on treadmill, and am not sure why. What do others do? Thanks

Posted by Chdkate on 2014-06-18 16:26. 4 comments. 157 reads
 
Hi! My PM was implanted very recently- tried using my fitbit today, but it won't capture steps when it's placed on my waistband. Has anyone else encountered issues with the fitbit counting steps and pacemakers?
Thx so much!

Posted by alphab on 2014-06-18 13:50. 3 comments. 156 reads
 
Recently had ICD placed. Want to get back to playing handball (4 wall). Concerned about accidental bumping and possibly dislodging the device. Is there a flack jacket or other protection available?

Posted by ChrisD on 2014-06-17 17:46. 2 comments. 245 reads
 
I am on week 7 and have the Medtronic Advisa MRI safe PM. I am a runner and have been back to running since week 2. The default settings did not have rate response turned on and when my HR got to about 130, my heart became arrhythmic and the PM took me to 60. That is not a good feeling. Anyway, the cardio turned on rate response and things were much better, but I had trouble getting my HR above 125. When I went back for my week 6 checkup, he readjusted the RR parameters with the medtronic tech on line. When I run now, it doesn't take much to get my HR up to 153 (Max is set at 155) even if I run a 10 minute mile. It feels really easy, almost like I am cheating. I guess that is what blood doping is like for cyclists. When I increase...


Posted by Jardiniere on 2014-06-17 17:37. 5 comments. 157 reads
 
It has been two and a half weeks since my pacemaker was installed. My next appointment is at six weeks. I feel fine and am doing light gardening work. I just put a sports bra on and that is the most comfortable I have felt yet. Here's hoping it works.

I am wondering how much activity others have undertaken at this point in their recovery. It is hard to just sit around but I do worry that I am overdoing it. I walk a lot and am doing anything that does not require putting my arm above my head or behind my back.

Posted by lizzy3 on 2014-06-12 10:40. 3 comments. 213 reads
 
i had a pace maker fitted four weeks ago is it ok for me to go swimming yet?
Also i still find it hard to sleep on my left side is this normal?

Posted by PAMMY on 2014-06-11 16:40. 1 comments. 74 reads
 
Tat man you asked on my previous posting whether I do the Park runs and I have responded by saying I've never heard of them, had looked them up to see what they were and said that there didn't appear to be such runs in my neck of the woods.. Welllll... I went to the local running club to do a track session on Monday(a week after you mentioned the Park runs to me) and a runner from another club was at the leisure centre asking was I there for the Park run meeting that evening. It transpired that there was a meeting being held to see if a Park run could be established in my own home town!! Spooky or what?!!
Pammy

Posted by belljn on 2014-06-09 21:27. 3 comments. 194 reads
 
I've been riding a riding bike on a regular basis for the last 10 years. 40K rides 5 days a week. Four years ago my heart slowed down to the point where I passed out so a PM was installed. I was back to riding within a few months with no problems. Lately I've noticed that when I'm walking, which I do on rainy days, I get dizzy mostly at the beginning of the walk. This never happens when I ride. I also get dizzy when I stand up and usually bend over a bit until it passes. I have a St. Jude PM.
Is this common as we get on with age? I'm 71.

Posted by len613 on 2014-06-09 16:58. 4 comments. 191 reads
 
I have a pm 2 years now and continue resistance training and running. Yesterday ran a hilly 5 K in 42:32 and placed 103 of 203. I was the second oldest guy. Two years ago did it in 37 minutes but, since them my Metoprolol was increased and that slows the heart rate.

The bad news is that, as I have continued exercising, I have developed more symptoms. First AFib and now ventricular tachycardia. My electrophysiologist says that, since I am symptom-free during exercise, he considers me a low-risk patient.

But I am going for a consultation because I wonder if I am overdoing it and hurting myself.

Len



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