Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

Rowers and scullers

Have not seen any problems from anyone who row or sculls with pacemaker. I have had Medtronic Kappa KDR901 implanted in 2006. My running since the implant has caused me no problems but my rowing after 20min exercise my h/r would decrease.

After discussions and tests it would seem that the Medtronic unit has inbuilt motion sensor that detects the vertical motion of running okay but with the rowing not imparting this motion. Anyone out there had any experience?

Tonym

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military question

Hey peter
i've just read your message. OMG.... LOL.... as my wonderful teenage sons' would say. Actually, if they find out I just used them, they will NEVER say them again!
Always damn fine to read something that actually makes me laugh on this site
By the way, for some reason, your PM Club 'private' email is not working
Take care
Sasha/ Gonzi

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gees peter, bring a firefighter down

You SO have to be a Pom, or pommy born. Harsh, to the point, hold no punches, gees boy, lighten up a smidgin ( still made me laugh with the other comment tho!)
Gonz
by the by, my pacer is sub muscular
Gonz :->

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thanks Cathryn :->

Hey girl
Thanks heaps for your message. Yep, looks like the Australian Army takes ALL kinds!! Hope all is well in your world. Actually, where IS your world??? That's the weird thing about this medium. we are anywhere and yet at the exact same place. Sometimes you just gotta love the www.....sometimes!
Take care, talk soon
Gonzi ( or Sasha to my civi mates) !!!

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update on a soldier

hey all
Well for anyone out there that read my post almost exactly a year ago(Hey Hannah,Hey Cathryn), here is an update. It took me a lot of arguing, and a massive amount of support from both my doctors, my superiors and my partner, but we did it. I am now the first member with a pace maker who has been given the official ok to not only stay in the Army, but to chose the direction of my career with almost no restrictions. I still train hard, tho, at almost 39 now, and with the pacer doing...

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cycling after pacer

Well it has been one year since I had my pacer installed Medtronic ADDR01011D
I cycle up to 300 miles per week and have entered several races including a 200km just 18 days after the pacer was installed. I found out that the Doctor that did the install did just an "out of the box" install and had to go to a different doctor for 2 adjustments. That took care of the problems I had (minor)
I have noticed that my Polar heart monitor will show readings of up to 230bpm but have no feeling...

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St. Jude 5376 dual chamber pacemaker

Has anyone had difficulty adjusting to this pacemaker? After an extensive unsuccessful ablation for A-Fib, my A/V node was ablated necessitating the implant of this pacemaker, which was heralded to suppress A-Fib. For 9 months I could hardly walk from my car to my classroom ( a very short distance) while carrying a not so heavy bookbag and purse without stopping and leaning on the school building half-way. My doc said I was too anxious about it and it wasn't going to get any better. I went t...

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Pilates Machine

I wanted to know if anyone has a pilates machine. The range of motion when doing pilates ropes, do they hurt the muscles around the pacemaker ? Sometimes when I do light weight training, it is tender around my pacemaker. Also, in general does anyone have tenderness around the pacemaker ? I have had the PM since 2002, and now it is tender ? Who the heck knows ??

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Comment for sandy529

This is in response to Sandy 529 "having a hard time running now". I am 68 years young, very athletic, mostly a cyclist. 2 years ago I had an AV block necessitating implant of a medtronic dual chamber pacemaker. Immediately I was unable to achieve my former exertion levels, very frustrating. My cardiologist told me the pacemaker was limited to 150 bpm, and that I would have to live with that. I knew that I had prior been able to achieve much higher rates I was able to train my body to impr...

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having a harder time running now...

I've had my pacemaker for 2 years now and I started running again about 2 months after having it installed. Things were ok as far as running was concerned and I actually was able to run further than I had ever been able to do. Recently though, after my last adjustment, I notice that I get really winded after only about a minute of running and I have to stop and walk for awhile. I don't seem to be able to get any significant progress with this.
Any ideas? I was diagnosed with complete heart...

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biking

i just had my 2 week checkup post implant and everything seems to be going ok, I want to get back to exercising specifically biking, was wondering what precautions i should take. With my upright bike i'm not too concerned but with my mtn bike i'm a little hesitant because of posture ie more strain on shoulders, arms, and wrists. I'm pacing 100% in my ventricles. any information on getting back into an exercising program would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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sport for Life

Hi everyone

It has been a while since I posted! I just wanted to share my good news with you.

I received my electronic mate in November and have been enjoying walking from day one, I started swimming in early March. My other passion is tennis and I went back on court in early March, it was too early, I was so apprehensive and possibly a little scared, my wires pulled and I felt really uncomfortable mentally. I went back to tennis far too early because I told myself I should...

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atv

i have a friend, he is 68 yr,s old. just had a pm installed 3 weeks ago. his question is can he ride his atv?

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Playsation and Rock Band

Not really a sport but only category it fit. I love my rock band on my playstation 3 but it does use radio freqency. The booklet does not mention pacers and I figure its low but I don't want to take a chance. Anyone into this game with a pacer? It is my de-stressor at the end of my day I hate to give up.

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bike ride

Hi, My name is Marion I have had my pacemaker for the last 5 years, I am 58 years old. In fit of madness I have applied and been excepted to ride the London to Brigton bike race on 15th June, the distance is 54 miles. Am I heading for disaster, any tips and comments would be greatly appreciated. Llok forward to hearing from someone x

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Pectoral placement

Hi all,

I am 44 and was diagnosed with AV block at end of Feb. Had my pacemaker placed the day after consultation with my primary cardiologist. He referred me to the electrophysiologist in his practice. She recommended (while I was on the table being prepped for the implantation) a "pectoral placement" since I am "so young". I consented and now my PM is over my right pectoral muscle, near my armpit. I am starting to wonder how great an idea that was. Do any of you have similar p...

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Power Plate

Sorry me again, forgot to ask if it is safe to use a Power Plate. An exercise machine which vibrates. Any knowledge on this one please.

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Running

Well took on board what was said to me on one of my postings. I actually went for my first run, albeit on the flat and approximately 1 mile, but I did it. I don't know what I was expecting, but nothing happened. Obviously, my legs were like jelly as I have not ran since September last year, but no funnies.

So thank you for the push I needed.

I am seeing the cardiologist on Thursday for my last Test of Effort as it is called in France (bike stress test) so hopefully w...

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HR Limits

My ICD upper limit is set at 190 bpm. If I accidentally go over by 20 or 30, will it automatically pace or fire? Or does it intervene only if it senses an abnormal rhythm, (i.e RV tach)?

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Tennis

Hi everyone
I am now 4 months post implant and pretty much back to "normal". I walk a lot and have been swimming (breast stroke) for the past few weeks. My question is does anybody out there play tennis with a double backhand. My pm is in my left shoulder area and my only concern is the fact that I use a double handed backhand. I am a little concerned about the wires and whether there is a risk as I can feel where they disapear under the collar bone. Originally my cardioligist said it would...

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