Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

SSS+CI; Running better than Cycling; Boston Proponent,

Hi everyone, 

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? 

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Left or right?

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?

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Cyclist going in for Pacemaker: Expectations?

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...

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Introduction and questions

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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Fast exercise? Out of shape or heart

I be honest I'm overweight,  I don't understand why when I do exercise and start slow n work my way up ..I have no issues breathing or anything at all , but why ? Last night I went to gym late and I started running 🏃‍♂️ for like 1 minute..the problem was once I stop running I had issues catching my breath heart pulse fast , which I assume is normal but honestly I felt like I had breathing issues but after deep long breathing n a few coughs everything slow down n I was back to...

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Massage, stretching

I had a normal procedure which went well a little over 2 weeks ago. Before the procedure I had a routine of 20 to 30 minutes of stretching, which helps me generally speaking. Since the procedure I severely limited what I do for fear of causing a problem with my pacemaker. So at this point, is it safe to get a massage on my right shoulder, because it's sore, which I never really experienced before.

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Pacemaker in young adults

Hello! im a 24 year old who has been diagnosed with a very slow heart rate which leads to me fainting fairly regularly (about once a month), its called ''reflex syncope''. I'm due to have a pacemaker fitted in 2 weeks time and im very concerned about how limited I will be in doing sports. I really enjoy cycling and going to the gym. Does anyone have any advice or experience with this? as im young and would really hate to lose the ability to workout so early on in...

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Pvc /heart sensation

Hi friends if you read my previous post you know I have a sensation of flutter.  But doctor did ablibation study couldn't find the source.  Any ways I been fine I guess for months , I drink 12.5 metropolol n 30 mg cartia . Doctor advice me to take easy at gym that was months ago ..I been going fine no issues.  But today I went walk threadmill at 2mph maximum and 5% inclined. 25 minutes into it i start feeling flutter like skip beats like beats all over  the place and f...

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Tennis & Golf

Hi, All.  Just came across and joined this club.  I am 50 years old and have a CRT (PM and defibrillator) on the right side (they couldn't fit it on my left side).  I'm right handed.  I've read that golf and tennis (or any sport) with significant, repeated swinging of the arm, especially overhead, can cause accelerated wear and tear on the lead.  Since I'm relatively young, my concern is that I will outlive the lead life and actually shorten the lead l...

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Padded sports rashguard

Hi as anyone come across any good protective tops for slight contact sports. 

Help appreciated 

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ex UFC fighter needs help with post implant sports knowledge

Hello
I humbly appeal for your assistance.
I have level 2 type 1 heart block, which necessitates a subpectorial pacemaker.
My arrhythmia only happens at night, not when I'm working out. 
I'm having a hard time receiving suggestions for sports to do after a pacemaker implant. 
im a ex MMA fighter . 
Im 45 and still still do boxing, jujitsu, and wrestling. 
My work involves heavy lifting in constrained areas. 
My questions...

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High Heart Rate with Certain Exercises

Have always been interested in exercise my whole life (used to nordic ski competitively, swim, play hockey, play handball and tennis). I continue to do swimming, hiking/walking, light weightlifting, gym machines (stationary bike, stair climber, elliptical). About a year ago I noticed a highly irregular, slow heart rate and did all the tests which showed I had first degree heart block along with bradycardia. I continued to do pretty hard cardio like hiking up local hills an...

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time for replacement PM

Good morning everyone, I was a member 11 years ago when I first was implanted.  Now it's time to replace mine.  Last month at my yearly check up, I was told my battery life was 1/2 month to 12 months.  The technician clarified that it would not be 12 months and her Technician notes state: RTC yearly, sooner for device replacement as per device clinic when triggers ERI.

 I have been having SOB, dizziness, weakness, and nauseousness for the last couple of week...

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Breathlessness

Hi there.  I'm 65, generally in good health but had a pacemaker fitted for a sudden complete heart block three weeks ago. I had a ct scan to check my arteries and they're fine and there doesn't seem to be any other underlying heart issue.  However, I can't do anything active since getting my pacemaker.  I am normally very active, running, cycling, weight training, working with a conservation group, lots of gardening etc and yet now I can't walk along the roa...

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Elevation and heights

Hello everyone,

This is in behalf of my mother who had a dual st judes pacemaker inserted in December 2022. The issue is that she feels out of breath when she is brisk walking on elevated roads and this particular one is quite elevated. When she walks on slightly elevated or almost flat surfaces she feels fine, the elevation seems to be the issue with SOB. We consulted the doctor and weirdly she gave a medicine for high BP which also reduces sodium levels and her sodium levels are alrea...

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Training

Can I train for a half marathon with a pacemaker??

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Getting back to mild/moderate exercise

It's been almost 12 weeks for me - and it's time to get my carcass moving again.... I know I could/should have done it before now - but mentally I was apprehensive. 

I'm not fit - but was already on a weight loss journey to lose  ~130lbs.
I lost 50lbs before becoming battery powered, so I want to pick up where I left off - which is another 50lb goal. 

I usually just walk on a track/treadmill, and use a stationary bike for cardio - is...

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biotronik enitra 8dr and road cycling- Help!

hello everyone

I introduce myself from Spain.....sorry if my English is not very good

I had a biotronik enitra 8dr pacemaker implanted 20 days ago and I'm a little worried about what I'm reading about how the CLS works I am very fond of road cycling and in order to have adequate performance, I need to work up to a maximum of 170ppm and be able to climb between 155-165ppm to feel good From what I have read biotronik with cls is not the best option for cyclists since it limi...

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Swimming with a pacemaker

I am a keen swimmer, in open water, cold and distance. 

Only 3 weeks after implant. 

When can I start getting back to real swimming again? 

Are any swimmers here? 

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Hot Springs

Hi all, I've just joined this group recommended by a family friend who's also got a pm, I've had mine for coming up 4 years.

I have a question about going in a Hot Spring as have read conflicting reports that you can or cannot go in them - has anyone been to a Hot Springs or heard if it's OK or not OK?

TIA,

Dave(aka Pacey McPacemaker) rebuilt 2019 

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