swimming & lead wire

What have you been told about swimming & a single lead wire? My EP said that I could swim, and my cardiologist said the same. However, he did say I should be aware of the fact that swimming can cause wear and tear on the lead wire. Does anyone have any knowledge of this? I do swim a half hour straight about five days a week. Because I am 80, I don't "sprint", but do so enjoy the swim. Would like to know your thoughts and your doctor's advice. aldeer



by Fluzy Suzy - 2008-08-18 04:08:35

I have had a pacemaker since 1987 and I too enjoy a swim. I have never been told of this problem, and I have a wire in my right side where my old pacemaker used to be and now my new pacemaker is dual wired, so if there was going to be a problem I should of thought someone would of told me.
Enjoy your swimming because I do
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