Active Triathlete with 3rd Degree Heart Block
I just got my PM on March 29th, 2019. I was feeling dizzy on the morning of Mar 26, went to work and just blacked out. My co-worker told me my head hit the concrete and my safety glasses were 5' behind me when I work up. At the ER, my EKG heart strip showed a 15-20 sec. 3rd Degree Heart Block episode. They immediately put on pacer pads and told me I will need a PM and I thought they were out of their minds!
After I was admitted to the Cardio Clinic, all the specialist told me it's a "no brainer" for complete heart block patients to receive PM implants. After praying on this matter for four days I decided to give them the nod to implant the PM. The next time I black out I didn’t want it to happen when I’m driving.
I’m a very active 140lbs triathlete (25 yrs.) with no previous signs of heart issues. I will take 4-5 months off before training. Are there any triathlete out there who got back into heavy duty training after a PM?