the 5th week after implantation
This is my 5th wk. after implantation of PM.PM was necessary because of a ' sick Sinus ' e.g. 3rd degree AV block (Bradycardie).
Pump & valves 100%.
No medication not now and never in the past!
My first checkup was after 2wks. - nothing worth mentioning except that the PM technician altered the settings on my instigation. 45 >> 175bpm.
Have been cycling for over 50years on a high level and was assured by all medical staff involved that I could continue with cycling after 6wks. taking it easy & gradually building it up.
I realise that in the future I won't be able to pace > 40km's/hr anymore but a little less should be possible.In the 4th wk. I couldn't resist the urge and climbed back on the saddle and took it real easy and enjoying the scenery in a slower pace than usual .My bpm was quiet irregular jumping from rest 55 to 135 causing palpitations and dizziness.The following days the same.I contacted the cardiologist who wasn't very amused ( I agree) but he didn't explain why this upbeat in bpm happened and kept to the protocol that was prior scheduled 2 mnths. ahead.All of the medical staff that were involved in my casus have never treated a patient like myself with a sportsheart at my age 71 still active in the sports - and my questions were not really onderstood like -- I'm not your regular john doe- what kind of PM am I getting- what are my chances & possibilities in racing - can the PM be tweaked and fine tuned etc?The cardiologist who was in charge was a big fat dude with a swarvy looking face well tanned wearing heavy brown spectacles and had never sat on a bycycle let alone done any kind of excercise in his whole fat life.Questions: Why are the 6wks-2mnths. so important ( does it have to do with a ' adaptation of the PM >> heart'?Does the implantation insurting two(2x) leads into the heart have consequenses causing fatigue etc?Why is there a upper limit bpm restriction necessary with a Brady Cardie?Has the heart suffered when it was in rescue mode (2wks.) before I was admitted to hospital?
I explored the possibilities of a static bike test but wasn't available with someone with a PM allso due to the diversity of PM brands etc.Gr-moussa