Running after PM
I am 21 years old and I had my PM implanted 2 weeks ago for High Grade AV block (I used to faint frequently and complete heart block would occur for 40 seconds or longer). I am a cross country and track athlete in college, and I was wondering if anyone has had any experience in getting back into long distance running after surgery. Today was my first time attempting to really run instead of just bike, and I feel very out of shape, short of breath, and tired when attempting to run. I only managed to get in two miles today and my pace was much slower than normal. How long does it take after surgery to get back to where I would normally be?
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Muggers want your ICD, not your wallet.
The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.