VO2 max sharp decline after getting a pacemaker

JMC43 have you found the cause of the rapid decline in your VO@ max . My VO2 max declined from 30 to 16.8 in 2 months.


I would suggest you send a private message

by Gemita - 2023-10-29 14:03:46

Hello Ingraham19, in order to be sure that JMC43 sees your post/question, it might be best if you sent him a private message.  He will receive automatic notification by email of any private message from you, whereas your post above will not automatically be sent to JMC43.

I attach the relevant link from JMC43 for other members who might be interested in responding which should be copied into their main general browser to open:-



by PacedNRunning - 2023-11-03 17:19:23

I wouldn't say I had a rapid decline but gradual decline. I think if you have the PM controlling the atrial rate as you exercise and recover from exercise it may affect your VO2 max.  It's not a normal way the heart exercises or recovers. Second could be the device type. Apple only counts outdoor activities like running or walking.  So if you had a decline in those activities, it can effect the numbers

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