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I have Dual chamber pacemaker in upper left Chest portion.
I want to keep myself healthy and active, hence i decided to go for Strength and bit of cardio workouts. Can you help me with my below questions ?
1: Can we lift normal weights like dumbells, Weight bars and do push-ups with Pacemaker considering it should not harm the leads ?
2: What is the limit for weights ?
3: I get ectopic beats 10-15 times in a day and more when i do some workouts like...
Hi all ,
Ive just joined the club as i wanted to see if anyone could shed some light on my situation as some of you may have been through it already.
Im 58 and had my aortic valve replaced 3.5 years ago now. Since then i have been in and out of AF. My periods in sinus get shorter and shorter being 2.5 years, 6 months, 4 months and recently 6 weeks.
Ive had one ablation 5 months ago now.
I have retired and want to lead an active life running, weight tra...
Hi im new to this group - thankyou.
FYI male 60+, 96kgs, regular road cyclist average 10,000km pa for some years now.. Im not elite, dont race anymore but enjoy strong, safe and fastish group rides.. I used to have strong powerful mid game on long rides, but not a climber or sprinter..
Two months ago I had a biotronik endora 8 dr-t implanted after 18mths of denial and tests.
My problem was that after cycling for approx 45min my heart rate wou...
I had a PM installed 1 week ago. A Medtronic x2dr01 astra xt dr mri for those who know. It was for low heart rate, under 30 bpm at times, you know the story, tired, dizziness, fatigue, and so on.
My issue was a second-degree heart block of the AV node.. The sinus node doing OK, but the ventricles not getting the signal.
So to keep it simple, it has been a week now of just walking around so went for a moderate bike rid...
Got my pacemaker 6 months ago, and am recovering from hip replacement 3 months ago, so I'm just now able to ramp up my exercise and am adjusting to how the pacemaker works.
I've noticed that when I walk, even if not particularly fast, my HR jumps up much higher than other forms of exercise. Did 10 minutes of HIIT on my exercise bike yesterday, and my HR barely got over 140. I can routinely walks outside and the HR can get up to 155 and the pacemaker will throt...
Just moaning here... 😛
I had been in the habit of doing dumbbell Good Mornings. Today I had the pleasure of a 45# hexagonal weight crunching right into my PM. I'm well healed, but the scar is curiously still sensitive-- that being aside from a thin strip of my flesh getting rolled between two hunks of metal. That was fun.
I'm 68, Ironman triathlete and ultramarathon cyclist. Resting HR 32 and I typically train 14-16 hours per week. I've been an endurance athlete for 50 years.
Last week I got a Medtronic pacemaker due not to bradycardia but to heart block and asychrony between the atria and venticles. Now I'm back exercising, although I'm not lifting weights (for the next 5 weeks), I am cycling and running. My pacemaker rate floor is set to 40 bpm and the ceiling is set to 150.
I had a Boston Scientific Dual Chamber PM placed in June. It's purpose was to address symptomatic Sick Sinus Syndrom producing long pauses of asystole. I also have A-Fib and a 1st Degree AV block and PVCs. This is a difficult combination to deal with for any cardiologist. I have two good ones, An EP Cardiologist and an excercise oriented Cardiologist. I had a very successful Cardiac Ablation in August that, so far, has enitrely eliminated A-Fib. I am 75 and a long time amateur competative...
Is it true that when I am hiking up a steep hill my pacemaker slows down because I have reduced my pace and my steeps are slower?
Hi, I have had my pacemaker for 4 years now, and am still finding it painful to walk upstairs and hills. Is this down to the device, as my cardiologist does't seem to think so. However the pacemaker technician says it could be.
Do any cyclists use Dog Tags while on bike vs carrying Medical Device ID card?
If so source & how much info do you have on it?
My PM is for Bradycardia
I am about 7 weeks post implant. Today, for the first time, I tried a couple of press-ups. Stopped when I felt sharp twinges in the vicinity of my PM box.
Not sure if there is still something not quite healed in that vicinity, but a bit nervous now about resuming this exercise: pre-implant, I used to do about 30 every morning.
Is there any general advice on press-ups, or any advice not to attempt them?
I'm 71 years old. Hadn't been too active this year due to shortness of breath/light headiness. Then started having dizziness in March. Had echo/stress test/ 48 hr monitor. All tests came back ok.
Then fainted in July while walking. ER put a 7 day monitor on.
I already knew I had LBBB. Found out I had First degree AV block (2nd degree Monitz I).
Anyway had dual chamber PM put in 8 days ago. My question has been how much to exercise. Am I doing too much o...
I feel like my medtronic pacemaker is less effective in very hot weather. It's working, but I seem to have more trouble walking upstairs outside than in moderate weather. Does that make sense according to way Medtronic measures needs?
As I noted in my intro, I'm a lifelong athlete (runner then long distance cyclist) diagnosed with bradycardia, 1st degree AV block, chronotropic incompetence. I had a Boston Scientific L331 implant 11 days ago.
I'm supposed to get a PET scan in about a month to rule out possible V-Tach. Assuming the best (no ICD pacemaker required) I'll then see my EP as a follow up and possible changes to the PM settings.
I'll say that my EP has been great. Very good communic...
so i havnt had any check up yet since my op which is now 7 weeks ago. Im due to see my cardiologist and pacemaker technician on 15 & 16 of this month.
can i try a run before i see them? Im a previous marthon runner. I did Chicago in Oct 22 & Dublin same month. I got pacemaker end of june.
On a seperare note im a side sleep & still cant sleep on either side as its sore & i feel the 'weight' of device, does this pass? My...
my PM is 1 year old now. I have tried many settings. With accelerometer on level 16 and minute ventilation sensor on level 9 I have a max heart rate 160-165 during running, but max 145 during cycling.
What are the best settings you know?
Im getting my pm today or tomorrow. Wondering which side to have it? I play golf right handed. Would like to continue. What other issues are important in choosing a side?
Beginning of August, going in for Boston Scientific Essentio L131 Pacemaker for Bradycardia (tapping low 30's @ night, has hit 40 during day) & occasional HR stops (3s). I have seen my HR tap low 160's a couple of times this year while MTB'ing.
59 years young: My cycling (road & MTB) are all done using Power Meter's. I started to notice the last 3yrs my ability to recover was noticeably declining (along with Training Load I could handle) since I use Pow...
I've been lurking here on the forum for the past several weeks and thought it was time to join and provide an introduction. I'm not a "legitimate" member of the club since I'm having my pacemaker implant tomorrow (gulp!). I'll put my questions at the front so those who don't want to read my overly lengthy introduction can skip it. The important background for the questions is I'm a long distance cyclist, 69 years old (in 5 days) and have been an athlete my wh...
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I am a competitive cyclist with a pacemaker!