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Tachycardia for 30 min after masturbation in prone position

I had dual chamber pacemaker(Medtronics) implantation 5 months back for complete heart block on table while doing radio-frequency ablation of  abbernt pathway in heart.m 28 yr old.settings of PM=lowest heart rate 50/min.highest 130/min.

I had tachycardia of 130/min which was for 30 min while doing masturbation in prone position.after 30min it returns back to normal.i had same episodes for 3 times.nd both time it was for 30 min nd return back to normal.rate of 130 is ok but why it s...

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Heart rate training effect with pacemaker

I haven't been able to form a useful Google search for this question, so I'm hoping someone here will have an answer.

Most athletes understand the concept of the "training effect" -- challenge the body (including the heart) to perform at a higher-than-comfortable level over a number of intervals, to accustom/train/strengthen it so the higher level becomes the "new normal"... and repeat.

So I'm wondering, since the pacemaker controls the heart rate m...

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Cycling post Pacemaker

Just thought I would pass on an important milestone (for me anyway) I achieved this week.

My Garmin tells me I have just ticked over 100,000 Kilometres ( 60,000 miles) on the bike since have my PM implanted at the start of 2013. I'm now 68 years young and cycle on average 5-6 days a week at a reasonably high level. So far so good.

Keen to pass on my experience - best advice - find a cardiologist who understands endurance sport and don't listen to 'armchair experts...

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Mountain Biking

Hi!

I’m wondering if anyone else is experiencing these exercise related issues during mountain biking (or any other strenuous activity) with a pacemaker:

My pacemaker is set a 140bpm max. Muscle fatigue is instantaneous when climbing hills, and my recovery after a ride is almost non-existent. My theory is that because I’m not getting adequate blood supply to the muscles I'm not getting a good oxygen supply either resulting in an all-over weakened state of movement....

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Vo2 Max test

How many times have you had a Vo2 Max test done?

. I had one years ago and my cardiologist wants me to have another. Not the most pleasanr experience.

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Ice hockey

is anyone playing ice hockey with a pace maker.  Dr recommends no contact sports but I would like to play again.  This is no check but it’s ice so there are collisions    Dr concerned about damaging leads.  I just got my PM 10 days.  Thanks for any info or recommendations.  

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sudden heart rate drop while running

Hello, all. I got my Boston Scientific ACCOLADE MRI Pacemaker (dual chamber) on July 29, 2019. About three weeks ago I resumed running after getting cleared by my doctor. I'm rather deconditioned from not run for about 12 weeks. I have been going out every other day for very easy, 20-25 minute runs. My pace is very relaxed, about 13-minute miles, in which I have complete control of my breathing. I could easily carry on a conversation at this effort. My heart rate at this pace is...

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Anyone running with a Boston Visionist CRT?

Hi Guys,

Back in May 2019 I got me a new CRT-P pacemaker after some endocarditis.

Boston Visionist. Previous to that I had a dual pacemaker Surscan from Medtronic.

I do a fair bit of running. But I do find that when the heart rate goes into the 140s I feel what I can describe as a flutter and my rate of breathing increases. The breathing effort doesn't match the running effort. This feeling happens no matter how slow I run.

The HR increases but again the breat...

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Experiences with Boston Scientific PM

My pacemaker will be replaced in late Oct., and was thinking of a Boston Scientifc PM (Accolade).  I would apprecite hearing of peoples experience with this PM and how has functioned during exercise (running, climbing stairs, bicycling,hiking, and going up hills with a backpack. Do you experience fatigue,  have to stop during exercise to rest, and etc. I do walking HIIT, hiking in wilderness areas, and hiking in general. My current PM does not support these activities.

I want...

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Running after Pace Maker Surgery

Hi! Had my pacemaker implant on Aug 22, 2019, with a Medtronic Pacemaker that is "MRI, microwave friendly", since I also have arthritis and have to get an MRI annually.  I am retired Air Force so had my implant done at Brooke Army Medical Cente.  I have been a runner for 35 years, so my first question to the doc was when can I run again.  He told me 4 weeks from the surgery date, but I have heard through the grapevine from other pacemaker folks that 6 weeks is probabl...

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Running and pacemaker

Just got my pacemaker 9/11/19. I hve 2nd degree heart block type 2. Besides controling my low HR will it help my running? I am 71 and a lifetime runner

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Pain in chest bone

Can anyone comment on the following. I've had a PM for 6 months and only recently have been experiencing intermittent pain in my chest bone area near the PM. I exercise daily but don't experience the pain much when I working out. Anyone's input would be appreciated.

 

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YOGA

Hi ,

I had an ICD implanted last week and have a passion for Yoga , i notice there are lots of posts on Yoga but nothing on doing inversions or vigourous yoga classes ( flow , ashtanga, rocket ) i would love to go back to those and can't imagine my life without them -  has anybody resumed these types of classes and inversions / balances ?  

Thanks 

Jade

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Getting Back to Running

Hi all.  I am a newbie, with an implant date of 7/18/19.  Sick sinus syndrome, bradycardia...with very mild heart block.  I have a Biotronik Edora 8 DL, that is set at 50 lower level and 160 upper level.  i am 59 years old and have always been a recreational runner (mostly 10ks and 10 milers) biker, and swimmer.  So far i feel great!  However, I have a couple questions for anyone who might be able to help:

1.  When i run, my heart rate goes up aft...

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Getting Back Into The water

Hi all

I had a Boston Scientific (AUTOGEN) ICD fitted two years ago here in Ireland. After a year or so of adjustments to the system i was feeling quiet comfortable to get back into some fitness training ,Swimming,weights and Cycling.

A year passed with no ill effects until two weeks ago i had an event while swimming (pusshing it out a bit with new technique) Aparently my HR spiked up to 200BPM and the system went into action and made an atempt to slow down the rate (it is set to...

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Exercise

Hi guys

i Had a pacemaker two weeks ago so still learning, I think it is  CRT-D Implanted. That's a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator can anyone explain how it works mine appears to be set at 50bpm before it comes in, I was exercising when I had my attack and passed out,, how does it work when you are already passed 50bpm ? It does it kick in at any level when your heart goes out of sync,

Thank you again guys for posing replies to me it’s really h...

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heated clothing

Hi all....there are some very efficent heated clothing (zip top, hoody and parka) brands out there on the market place..they have a battery (power source) and small leads to a warming patch on the lower back and upper shoulder area...you can dial up a heat you like, and it can last from 4 to 14 hours....one brand says no pacemakers...I am wondering if they really know why and what anyone else's experience may be..? cheers..Dave

 

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Skiing

is it recommend to snow ski with a pacemaker?

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Exercise and rate response.

I received my PM in April this year and still getting used to it. It was implanted for bradycardia and Afib. I’ve had several adjustments to make the rate response less sensitive and a lower target heart rate. For a while I was feeling awful when riding in a bumpy car/boat or just taking a flight of stairs. That has pretty much subsided, once they lowered the sensitivity (I think it’s set as low as it will go) and set the upper max rate to 120, any higher is up to my natural...

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Weight lifting - worried about damage to lead

Hi all. Looking for some advice if possible.

I'm coming up to 3 years of having my PM this October. I started at the gym and mainly do cardio but yesterday thought I would try weights - I did two sets of 12 lateral raises at 4KG. Afterwards I panicked and thought oh no I haven't damaged a lead.

I've been having an on and off pinch near my left rib in a particular spot - a little lower down than my breast bone. Now, this could be a COMPLETE coincidence mixed with anxiet...

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