Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

Skiers w pacemaker

Hi.

Just had a biotronik edora dual lead implanted due to bradycardia. I am a serious skier, and while ski season is wrapped up until winter I am wondering if there are any pacemaker skiers out there, anything special you do to condition off season or any advice ahead of next season. My cardiologist said ok for me to continue the sport. (Of course!)

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Beta Blockers

I am on 40 mg of propanolol for hand tremors, not bp.  My docs reassure me that this amount is small, and with a PM will not affect my heart rate.  While it has been effective in reducing my hand tremors, I do worry about it affecting my HR.

I am on a single lead Accolade and 100% paced.

Thanks,

Mike

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Golf

How long did it take you golfers to pick up a. Club after your op? 
How did it feel initially?

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3500 Ram Dually

I love to camp and in order to do so,  we use a 3500 Dodge Dually.  I'm not worried about getting in because I'm short and have a stool ... but should the " rough" riding present a problem 15 days after surgery?  

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Scuba Diving

Has anyone been scuba diving with your PM? Did your Cardiologist have to bless off on it and is there a certain depth that is recommended?

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Restricted body weight and weight movement with a PM

Heyyy, im new to the community and have like 2 days with my PM. Im a bodybuilder and chalistenics athlete amd would like to know what movements should i avoid to protect my leads. I need help i really cant find any info

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Pacemaker and running

Hello. I had a pacemaker for 3 years, the diagnosis was AV block grade 3 with a very low heart rate. With the pacemaker, I have largely been able to resume my running hobby. When I run, it sometimes happens after a certain time with a given intensity that the pacemaker changes mode or works in a different way. The consequence is that the symptom from before the pacemaker installation and with AV block 3 diagnosis returns. Others who have experienced this? Can there be a pacemaker setting?

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Modeling Boston Scientific's RightRate Pacing Algorithms

Hello Everyone:

I am posting to see if anyone can help me develop a model that will replicate the pacing that my BS Accolade pacemaker produces when I am exercising -- specifically when riding a road bike.

BACKGROUND:  Three years ago I was diagnosed with AFIB, and have gone through two ablations.  I am now on beta blockers -- to protect against recurring SVT's -- which are causing a lowered heart rate.  Last July my cardiologist implanted...

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Weight Lifting

Hi folks. HIS bundle PM paced for 2 years.  I am also quite risk averse. My goal is to get the most mileage out of my equipment, rather than return to my pre-PM physique. I've done quite a lot of running biking swimming but really miss lifting weights. I figure back squats would have zero affect on my PM and leads; y'all agree? And maybe I could do deadlifts? What about bicep curls? I would appreciate any and all input about the lowest risk weight lifting exercises with resp...

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em interferance with e-bikes???

Hi all: I'm considering getting an e-bike. However, would the electric motor interfere with the pacemaker? I want to be putting effort into the ride but have the assurance of getting home that the motor would provide. However, I don't want to be without the use of the pacemaker on the ride. I am 70 and pretty fit but definately not an athlete!  BTW, biking on a graveled trail is more effective for stimulating the pacemaker than is biking on a smooth road where the pacemaker may n...

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Ultimate Frisbee Diving/Layouts

Hi all 👋 

I've recently started playing Ultimate Frisbee, does anyone know it would be safe to do layouts like these (https://youtu.be/eFK3oOWIdxc) with my pacemaker (if unable to watch the video, its like diving forwards and landing on ground, I guess like a try dive in rugby)? Would wearing a guard make it safer?

I'm 99.9% sure I shouldn't so didn't want to ring up the doctors, but just wondering if this is the sort of contact I should avoid or if doctors me...

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Cardio Stress Test

I am 82 and have had a PM for three years to maintain heart from going "below" 60 and fainting.   When I have annual PM checks, I ask the corporate rep to turnoff or raise level to 80 to check heart is working on its own to stay at 60. So far it has.  I am active, mountain hike and power race...more.

I have always taken stress tests for my cardilogist on treadmill prior to PM. I have one scheduled and he ordered the chemical induced test rather than the tre...

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Upper Tracking

Hi All,

I have just been for my half yearly check up, the doctor has reviewed my pacemaker & analysed the recorded information on the PM, he has stated he is very happy with everything he sees & has given me the all clear to go travelling & engage in activities I enjoy, cycling & climbing etc.. With the guidance that I will now only require one yearly check up.

However, during my check ups I constantly state that I enjoy being active & enquire about optima...

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Soon to be Newbie

First, I really appreciate this website.  My world feels rocked.

I will have a dual chamber PM or a biventricular PM installed in early June.  I am a 53 year old avid runner and triathlete and thank goodness the doctors in Cleveland finally figured out what was going on:  LBBB and AV node block.  Anyone out there with this issue?

Doctors say it will probably take some time to "dial me in" because my issues occur at higher bpm.  I...

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Exercise after getting a pacemaker

Dear all,

I had a pacemaker implanted about 5 and a half weeks ago and am glad to have found this site.  My doctor agreed that I could begin swimming again at six weeks.  I've read in some information posts on the web that it's advisable to start with breaststroke at six weeks, but to wait three months before initiating freestyle and backstroke so as not to risk pulling on the wires.  Do any of you have experience with this?

Also, does anyone know when it...

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Should I change PM Brand

I had a pacemaker put in about 7 years ago. Medtronic it is good except I am a runner and about a year ago I purchased a Matrix Treadmill. Lately I have been doing training runs that adjust incline and speed depending on HR. I find any time I try to use this feature because of the pacemaker and response time of actual HR, the beginning of programs the treadmill increases speed and pace WAY to fast/up incline. Example at the start of any work out my HR is 60 it takes a while for the pacemaker...

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Professional athlete plays with an ICD in his chest.

I'm amazed that Christian Eriksen a professional footballer from Denmark is back playing soccer professionally after having been fit with  an ICD to prevent another bout of ventricular fibrillation that almost killed him 9 months ago in the middle of a match. I thought that rough sports weren't allowed if you have a cardiac device implanted. If this is so, many members of this club that worry about how much physical activitiy they can handle, will be very happy wit...

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Boston Scientific settings for swimming

I am 73 years old and a long time swimmer.  I had a PM replacement last May after I broke a wire in my Medtronic setup implanted in 12/18 for SSS.  I had been frustrated in the pool but was making progress.  My EP and I agreed that the Boston Scientific Accolade would be a better device for me. At this point, it is not.  I am something like 7-10% off my previous performance levels.  My bad days are really bad and seem to occur randomly. My land based activities seem t...

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best device from Boston (PROPONENT/ACCOLADE/ESSENTIO) for sportsmen ?

Hi,

what do you think is the best device from Boston (PROPONENT/ACCOLADE/ESSENTIO) for sportsmen with bradycardia, chronotropic incompetence, intermittent AVB?

Best pace and peace for all

 

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Sotalol

Just been put on Sotalol recently (120 mg twice daily) and cycled for the first time today since being on the med. Had zero power! Generally ride around 160 watts - today 110! Heart rate would hit 100 and then drop to 80 and that was the pattern for 20 miles. Normal average is between 125-130 bpm. Being treated for ventricular tacky arrhythmia and been on the med for 5 days. Does this get better with time or do I need to seek a different avenue for treatment?

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You know you're wired when...

Your old device becomes a paper weight for your desk.

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