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Posted by harlemflash on 2014-08-23 12:34. 3 comments. 205 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. 206 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. 228 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. 205 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. 242 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. 217 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. 273 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. 9 comments. 377 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. 263 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. 275 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. 235 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. 437 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. 260 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. 4 comments. 289 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. 166 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. 216 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. 246 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. 422 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. 313 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. 314 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.





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