Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

Some Doctors

recommend 3-4 weeks, before you can get on with sporting life post PM op some recommend 6 weeks.Is the difference for 1 lead or 2 lead pmakers?

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I need your input

Hi pacers!
I need your inout. I am working on a product, along with an athletic trainer, that I made for my daughter who is now eight and has been pacing since she was three. It is a protective device/gear for when she plays sports. It is patent pending and we are in the marketing/devolpment phase. I have brought the product to both of her cardiologists(Columbia Pres. in NYC) and they both encouraged this product. I was wondering if you could give me feed back if you would use/need thi...

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heart and brain

did u kno that if u exercise ur heart and brain u can live longer?

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Approved Exercise Equipment & Accessories

My wife received an ICD 15 months ago & is doing well. However, her doctor has advised her to lose weight & get in shape. She is willing to use a elliptical trainer - but, all the ones I've seen have heart-rate monitors in the handles (you place your hands around the metal hand-holds & they measure your heart rate). I am leery of these since she says that her doctor told her not to stand on a weight scale that determines fat content (similar electrical method?). Anyone have any knowledge, experi...

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healthy

everyone needs to be in shape. you need to exersice and eat right. everything you do needs to right or good so you can do what you want to do. everybody even parents need to be in shape. being in shape everyday of your natural life. so stay healthy.

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Hammer throwing

Recently i asked for your advice regarding returning to the Hammer throw. for those that responded, thank you for the interest. If you dont know what hammer throwing is, check out u tube hammer throwing videos. . I have followed my DR's. advice and started slowly, so far so good . I have returned to wt. training and throwing the Shot Pt, Discus and Hammer or wt. throw. so far I have regained strength enough to train with regularity. I sure hope my understanding of my body helps determine my l...

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Badminton

I am a league and county vets palyer. I had the PM fitted Wednesday this week. Doctor says that after three weeks I should be ok to play. Is this true? Will I be able to play in the same fashion without interferaing with the PM?

Regards

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working out ???

Does anyone know how long I have to wait to lift waights?
I have had a pm put in on 12/3/07.

Thanks ........................SAL

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new

Hi All,

I'm also new to this group. I am Dutch and live in The Netherlands; 54 years old, male, and have my Medtronic 2 lead Adapta PM implanted three weeks ago, hopefully solving my AV block problem. The operation was non uneventful, because I had a total heart failure for about a minute and the operation had to ben stopped halfway. After installing a temporary PM with a lead through the groin, the operation was redone the next day and now everything works fine.
I used to enjoy...

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Want to rejoin gym

Hi All,

I am 30 years old and new to this club. Though I am not new with pacemakers and have it for last 25 years. I got my second replacement in march 2007. Prior to this replacemcent I was doing a bit of weightlifting etc. But this time my Doc told me not to lift heavy weights. when i asked him the reason he said that it is just a general advice. Now after 9 months I wish to join Gym again, but i am affraid as this may damage the leads. I understand that millitary and inclines types...

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Drugs (Sortorol) and working out

I wsa recently place on Betapace to help control my Vtachs and either it's in my head or the betapace is lowering my capacity to workout. I still do my normal workout (1 hr 5 days/week weights, heavy), but have noticed I feel more winded as well as I know my pulse is lower than it used to be. It also immediately falls off.

Anyone have experience with these types of drugs and exercise? I'm going to work my normal pace for a week or so, then communicate with my PE about it's effects. I'...

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Bicycle Fluid Trainer

I am tony... 45 yrs... about 5 weeks in with a pacemaker for vaso-vagal syncope - long pause ...anyways other than not sleeping well and some anxiety I have started exercising again...walking, aerobics, step etc... to start out slow...I know I can jog at this point...Does anyone know if the magnets in a bicycle fluid trainer is to much or might interfere with the pacemaker ?...

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kickboxing

Before I got my pacemaker, I was taking a kickboxing class. At my 6 week check up he said I could resume all normal activities, but I didn't think to specifically mention the kickboxing class. Think it's okay to resume that?

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chopping firewood

I won't see my cardiologist for over a month so I am hoping to glean some wisdom from this august bunch. Now that winter is gripping the northern climes - I was hoping to split some firewood. Do you think the vibrations from the impact of chopping would have an effect on leads? My PM was implanted two months ago and I don't even know its there anymore (maybe not always such a good thing, huh?)

Gary

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Feeling the PM

I am now entering week 2 since my PM implant. Does it ever get to the point when you no longer feel it or it stops restricting your movement. When I move my left arm, I can feel the pressure created of this metal device pushing against my shoulder. Does it settle overtime so that you regain complete mobility or is that something I should reckon with?

Stuie

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Dressage and PM

Happy thanksgiving to all. I just had a PM implanted a week and a half ago. I am 57 years old and fairly active. My passion though is riding horses. Any others out there with a similar interest? Although I do Dressage, is there anything to worry about???

Stuie

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Heart Rate Monitor

I'm working out more and I would like to get a heart rate monitor w/o the chest strap. I have a PM since 99, with 2 leads and I'm due for a battery change out 2008. Any suggestions. PS thanks for the email about the recall.
Barb

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Cycling

Good news day! I had a Guidant pm installed in 2005.
HR had dropped to 30 on a bike ride. Normal resting pulse was about 52. Now participating in veterans' bike races - lowest grade- not too hard. My only slight concern is that during a ride my pulse sometimes goes over 150 (a couple of times at 160). I believe at aged 74 my max should be around 150. Any comments? Matelot

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It is over . . .

Thanks for all the well wishes and thoughts posted in response to my earlier message . . . “It is time”.

PM installed as planned yesterday morning for sinus node dysorder. I have the expected soreness in left shoulder pocket area. My EP described the procedure as a textbook case. I had some nausea when standing within first few hours afterwards but 8 hours later I was able to walk around normally. I took only 2 pain pills yesterday and now I am dealing with it using Tylenol. My h...

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Signed up for a PM

All of the encouraging stories here finally made me throw in the towel after 5 yrs of problems with exercise (and after) with a slow rate. I'm getting a PM early next year. I am looking forward to running again. It's been years since I've been able to run or even jog slowly for more than a few hundred yards.

I have a couple of questions. (1)I finally found out that my complication is that in addition to a slowing sinus node when I start to exercise, I also have a junctional rhythm tha...

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You know you're wired when...

You can hear your heartbeat in your cell phone.

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