Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

QUESTION

As I just received my Metronic PM this past Jan. 20 I am trying to gather all the info I can digest in preparing for Spring.  I asked my Cardiologist when I met with him on Jan. 27 for my first checkup. My question was, using a riding mower to cut my grass.  I know the motor won't be any issue as it's far enough away ( 2 feet, at least) but I have been reading about the vibration or 'jiggling' over uneven lawn.

My cardio guy said, try it and if there's ...

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Heart Rate while Exercising

Hi All,

I'm a 54 y/o male and this is my first post here.  I had bradycardia and junctional rhythm for quite some time and in November of 2022, I received my first pacemaker.  

Initially, the rate response was set too high where a simple walk w/out any exertion, would jump my heartrate up to over 120 bpm.  I then asked to have the rate response turned off which caused the junctional rhythm symptoms to come back and I also felt somewhat winded while walking....

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Right side PM implant

I am a very active 71 year old male with a recent PM implant due to heart block. I am left handed in some activities and right handed in others. PM was implanted in right side due to to potential impact from firearms on left side. 
My electro- cardiologist told me not to do pushups or overhead weightlifting due to wear and tear on leads. Any others with similar issues or restrictions?

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Trouble going up stairs

I have a medtronic pacemaker for complete AV block. Probably caused by Covid. I feel completely fine and walk 8-10 kilometres several days a week. I have difficulty going up stairs. My pacemaker was set to go to 130. They increased it to 150. I feel like it's still not enough. Ideas?

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It's been a while since I was last on Pacemaker club

I had a two lead pacemaker implanted in Nov. 2019. In addition I had cardioversion and a series of ablations. I now only see my cardiologist once a year. Ever since the implantation but especially after the ablations my running has considerably slowed and my pulse rises minimally. On an Apple Watch my average pulse may be 96, as it was today. The max bpm was a high of 137... Usually I get readings like 98  and 110. It would appear to an outsider that I am putting little effort into...

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exercise

thanks to all of you for your advice!!

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symtoms still with exercise

i am 69-and  a 3 day a week cross fitter- i had the medtronic pm in october after beng dx with sick sinus syndrome. my hrt ratae was at 48 but relentless rapid heart beefs and dizziness. for thepast few months all has been good. hrt rate is stet at 60 and i was told pace setting is on.

i started having the same sx about a month ago and i had to do another heart monitor- which i recorded all symtoms- which occur mostly while exercising. rapid heart rate dizzy, cant catch my bre...

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2023 updates - best pacemakers for cycling?

There was a great thread on here back in 2016 titled "Dual-sensor VS Biotronik CLS for biking, etc." I've had a Biotronik Edora 8 DR-T for a little over a year. I suffer from Bradycardia and chronotropic incompetence (CI). Initially the Biotronik was set to use CLS, but like others here, I found it's function very erratic and unpredictable. I saw a different EP, and he disabled the CLS on the Biotronik. Overall that seems like it was a good choice, my rhy...

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Max Heart Rate Set Too Low

Hi All,

I have Brady Bradycardia so pacemaker was installed to keep it at 60bpm. I just found out 3 years later that the pacemaker also ramps up my heart rate faster and limits it to 150bpm. At the time of install they did a stress test and my heart worked great ramping up and recovering quickly. Now I find working out that my heart rate ramps up to 150 and stays there no matter how much more I push. I am used to seeing my heart rate reach 175. Also now it stays at 150 while recove...

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Minute Ventilation - Patients Age

I have a BS Accolade L331, and am trying to set up the MV feature. One parameter is  "patients age". What effect does this number have on the overall results of the Minute Ventilation. I am 83, and wonder if a lower setting would improve results.

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Rate Response/Beta Blocker

Background: Had a Medtronic Azure implanted in October with a lower rate of 50 bpm and upper track of 160 bpm. Rate response has been turned off. I'm an endurance runner (I do a few trail ultras a year and have two road marathons planned in 2023) and also do CrossFit a few times a week. The pacemaker was implanted for bradycardia/sick sinus syndrome/marked first degree AV block and a suspected exercise-induced left bundle branch block. There were a lot of AVNRT episodes captured on a Holt...

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A V node ablation

Has anybody out there had a AV node ablation and pacemaker , and do sports eg cycling , golf , swimming .

how do you feel . Are sports possible . Do you feel tired . Any problems 

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Accolade Accelerometer and Minute Ventilation Settings

I just had a Boston Scientific (BS) Accolade L331 implanted. I am a biker and the Pacemaker (PM) has been of no help so far on my bike trainer-a Wahoo Kickr hooked to Zwift. I am going in to the EP in early January to get the PM adjusted. I am 83 and have been biking since I was 71 on a Roubaix. What settings should I ask the Techs at the EP lab to adjust and what would good numbers be. I have App A the programmable options from the BS set up book. So, I would be looking at MV Response factor...

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Prostate Cancer and Pacemakers

I have had lone Afib since mid-2006, diagnosed with an old Holter monitor. Send data via telephone. I was put on metoprolol 50 mg and coumadin. Thus, when I needed meds for the Prostate Cancer (PCa) my oncologist looked for heart friendly ones. Note that I am now 83. When I took up biking again, in 2011, I noticed that hill climbing was problematic. My cardiologist agreed to cut the 50mg metoprolol to 25mg for the summer, when I was biking outside. That made a huge difference in climbing abil...

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PM Location & Having it Re-Located

I am new to the group and 6 wks to the day of having my Bost Scientific PM implanted.  I am a nationally-ranked masters swimmer and have been out of the water this entire time + a week or so pre-implant as I was wearing a heart monitor and then had one implanted to better monitor my rhythm.

I feel the placement of the PM is too close to my left shoulder and am concerned that it will interfere with the free movement of my arm in the various swimming strokes.

Not necessarily sp...

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Bradycardia

I have had a pacemaker due to Bradycardia. I still feel it when those episodes kick in, but the PM stops it going below 70 bpm. I think it happens sometimes whem I exercise because I feel tired and have to slow down. Anybody else with this issue? 

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Returning to strength training 9 weeks after crt-d implant, but no reference about activities from hospital staff

Hi

I live in Thailand and had a crt-d implanted Mid November.  Before that in June I had a stent placed and leading up to that I was so darn tired that I did not excercise in 2022 at all..

Weight/strength training is not a real part of the business day in Thailand, the Fysiotherapist has no cue and the surgeon and cardiologist just listen to what I well them and then 'advise'.

I want to return to weigh training mid January and that was fine with them. I ask...

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Best settings for running

I had a Biotroniks Edora 8 PM implanted almost 90 days ago.  I am an avid runner and triathlete.  I am having issues finding the correct settings for me.  Right now the sensitivity is set to high and the max HR is 130 but I hit 130 really quickly.  Does anyone have any experience with this?

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Bicycling

I have persistent atrial fribrulation and am scheduled to have a pacemaker implanted 1/20/.

I'm 68 years old and an avid cyclist. My EP doctor has recommended a Boston Scientific PM because of its ability to measure breathing in order to raise heart rate rather than Medtronic's motion sensor since upper body movements are minimal while.

I'm wondering if anyone in PM club has a testimony to  the Boston Scientific's ability to sense respiration?

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Return to exercise following pacemaker + pneumothorax

Hi all :) 

I've had my pacemaker fitted 6 weeks ago and was one of the lucky ones to have a pneumothorax as a complication that required a lung drain (would not recommend). I'm a 25yo who loves running and triathlons so have SORELY been missing my exercise, but have had problems with chest pain (lead dislodgement and recurrent pneumothorax has been ruled out) and fatigue with a graded return to exercise (began the return after the 2 week mark as recommended by my EP an...

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