Pacemaker

Hi, had my pacemaker fitted 26th october, thinking of going to a indoor swimming pool any advice, can I do this so close after surgery, ?

Thanks Reg


3 Comments

Indoor swimming

by Benjijohn - 2018-12-01 07:59:08

Hi Reg. As I understand, this is your first pacemaker and it has only been roughly a month

I understand your boredom and urge to go back to your regular life. But since infection is one of our biggest problems, I would suggest you to wait couple of weeks more just to make sure that the incision has healed completely

In addition to issues related to the cleanneess of indoor swimming pools, there is also the swimming motion that will put extra pressure on your leads as this is your first operation and the leads are newly attached to your heart

in any case, talk to your dictor for best advice. Take care

Hello

by Moe72 - 2018-12-01 08:14:53

Guess I’m not the only one up thinking about this stuff 

Advice

by Moe72 - 2018-12-01 08:18:15

Don’t have a PM yet, but looks like I’m headed in that direction, still trying to wrap my head around it, no heart issues other what looks like Sick Sinus Syndrome. Any words of advice, thinking about this is really starting to affect me, symptoms are scaring the hell out of me. 46 yr old male. :,(

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