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I have had lone Afib since mid-2006, diagnosed with an old Holter monitor. Send data via telephone. I was put on metoprolol 50 mg and coumadin. Thus, when I needed meds for the Prostate Cancer (PCa) my oncologist looked for heart friendly ones. Note that I am now 83. When I took up biking again, in 2011, I noticed that hill climbing was problematic. My cardiologist agreed to cut the 50mg metoprolol to 25mg for the summer, when I was biking outside. That made a huge difference in climbing abil...
I am new to the group and 6 wks to the day of having my Bost Scientific PM implanted. I am a nationally-ranked masters swimmer and have been out of the water this entire time + a week or so pre-implant as I was wearing a heart monitor and then had one implanted to better monitor my rhythm.
I feel the placement of the PM is too close to my left shoulder and am concerned that it will interfere with the free movement of my arm in the various swimming strokes.
Not necessarily sp...
I have had a pacemaker due to Bradycardia. I still feel it when those episodes kick in, but the PM stops it going below 70 bpm. I think it happens sometimes whem I exercise because I feel tired and have to slow down. Anybody else with this issue?
Returning to strength training 9 weeks after crt-d implant, but no reference about activities from hospital staff
I live in Thailand and had a crt-d implanted Mid November. Before that in June I had a stent placed and leading up to that I was so darn tired that I did not excercise in 2022 at all..
Weight/strength training is not a real part of the business day in Thailand, the Fysiotherapist has no cue and the surgeon and cardiologist just listen to what I well them and then 'advise'.
I want to return to weigh training mid January and that was fine with them. I ask...
I had a Biotroniks Edora 8 PM implanted almost 90 days ago. I am an avid runner and triathlete. I am having issues finding the correct settings for me. Right now the sensitivity is set to high and the max HR is 130 but I hit 130 really quickly. Does anyone have any experience with this?
I have persistent atrial fribrulation and am scheduled to have a pacemaker implanted 1/20/.
I'm 68 years old and an avid cyclist. My EP doctor has recommended a Boston Scientific PM because of its ability to measure breathing in order to raise heart rate rather than Medtronic's motion sensor since upper body movements are minimal while.
I'm wondering if anyone in PM club has a testimony to the Boston Scientific's ability to sense respiration?
Hi all :)
I've had my pacemaker fitted 6 weeks ago and was one of the lucky ones to have a pneumothorax as a complication that required a lung drain (would not recommend). I'm a 25yo who loves running and triathlons so have SORELY been missing my exercise, but have had problems with chest pain (lead dislodgement and recurrent pneumothorax has been ruled out) and fatigue with a graded return to exercise (began the return after the 2 week mark as recommended by my EP an...
I had a pace maker fitted about 6 months ago can I do kettle bells and weight exercise or is it not a good idea. I am an avid runner and I back running 4 times a week but was worried about weights
Hi, my PM procedure was six weeks ago. I've been very careful and all is going well. I would like to return to the gym and resume light strength training. I feel like my left side has atrophied! I have been walking and riding the recumbent bike.
The PM Club has been such a wonderful resource for me. This experience was so sudden and unexpected ~ my doctors answer my questions but they can't provide the support that you do. ...
I've had my Medtronics Advisa DR pacemaker for 8.5 years doing great. I haven't seen a EP for years, at my last appointment at the cardiologist I requested a referral. I went a week or so ago, at the visit I expressed concerns that my HR doesn't go up enough while I'm running. I wasn't able to get my rate much over high 130's. She did at first although not to concerned had scheduled a appointment at the hospital for a rate check while on a treadmill. About 5 minut...
I'd like to briefly post about someone I encountered about 6 years ago and have been following off and on since. He's an inspirational story for anyone encountering heart issues and feeling down about themselves
Bob Quick is an ICD recipient who also has 20 stents in his heart. He is also a recovering addict who just celebrated 18 years sober. I met Bob when he was riding his bicycle across the country to raise...
Can I golf after 9 weeks after pacemaker surgery?
...what is about the data transfer technic from all the stuff, we use, like bluetooth or other? Are the monitors, chest straps, headphones, watches, handys really passiv?
Use precautions: As this wireless technology usually uses Bluetooth, maintain at least
a 6 inch (15 cm) separation between the activity tracker and implanted device due to
Bluetooth technology. This is a device or application that may track steps taken,
Heart rate monitor, Aktivity tracker, Chest strap and pacemaker: bostons information; what is your expierence or knowledge
Boston technical service:
As you may see from our online EMI Guide*,
...the recommendation for “Activity Tracker” or "Heart Rate Monitor" devices is to “Use Precaution” and keep minimum distance of 15cm from implanted device.
For any device in which the recommendation is to “use precautions”. Check with your...
Hello everyone I was wondering has anyone on here climbed at high alititute? Iv done some climbing to around 5000m before getting pacemaker. And really want to get back to it. I'm 41 year old man and have the pm for 1 year. With no other health problems. Thanks
Yesterday I ran my first race six weeks after getting a pacemaker. I had a lot of fun. I got to run accross the Golden Gate Bridge with a freind. I have found that at this time I cannot run at my old pre pacemaker pace without breathing hard, and struggling to get a deep breath. When I slow down I do fine. Has anybody had this issue? Does it get better with training? I saw a PM tech about 10 days ago and she turned on the excelorator and said she would adjust it if needed at my next appo...
Thank goodness we were born in the right era to be able to access this amazing technology. Four months back I thought it was all over for athletic sport until my diagnosis and a Boston PM.
At 11 weeks post PM insertion, back in the finishing shute at the Noosa Triathlon in Australia, a standard distance triathlon. (Actually, I only competed in the cycle and run as I wasn't allowed to swim due to the arm movement so my wife kindly took that leg of the race)
Ran my first 10k with pm today, 74 days post implantation. No issues, felt great, well under my personal goal of under an hour. 3rd place in my 50-60 age group. For those concerned with the effect on running or other endurance sports, it was only a temporary setback for me with two weeks off running post surgery and about a week after that of easy runs. I posted a picture in the gallery of me and my brother in law who recently completed a 70.3 triat...
I will be coming upon a year with my Boston Scientific pacemaker. It was an emergency surgery went to ER on a Thursday night by the next night I had a pacemaker. It was a shock at age 60 and no other health issues. I had Bradicardia with a complete heart block. My symptom was getting tired and unable to do my 10,000 steps a day which I had done in my exercise routine for years. I am now back to exercising and yoga. My question is Can I do sound bath with yoga? I wasn't sure if the sound v...
Looking to buy a stationary bike for exercise and am wondering if there would be any issues with the heart rate monitors that are usually part of the handgrips. Appreciate any insight.
You know you're wired when...
You have a 25 year mortgage on your device.
I feel so blessed to have this little gem implanted in me. When I think of the alternative it is quite overwhelming sometimes.