Weight lifting - worried about damage to lead
Hi all. Looking for some advice if possible.
I'm coming up to 3 years of having my PM this October. I started at the gym and mainly do cardio but yesterday thought I would try weights - I did two sets of 12 lateral raises at 4KG. Afterwards I panicked and thought oh no I haven't damaged a lead.
I've been having an on and off pinch near my left rib in a particular spot - a little lower down than my breast bone. Now, this could be a COMPLETE coincidence mixed with anxiety over the worry of pulling a lead out/damaging it. God, it could even be indigestion or something for all I know.
How likely is this? I hear conflicting things. Obviously with lat raises you don't raise above shoulder level so I'm unsure if I have actually done damage.
I did phone my pacing clinic but they were busy so I had to leave a message. I do actually have a pacemaker check next week anyway.
I should add at my last check I was only paced 2% of the time so I'm worried I wouldn't actually know if a lead had come out or dislodged.
I had the pacemaker placed for asystole.