Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

thru-hike

Hi everyone! I recently had a pacemaker put in about 4 months ago (I was 23 at the time, now 24). I just got back from my first 40 mile backpacking trip, and wow what a difference my PM made!

Has anyone in this group ever done a thru hike with a pacemaker, and is it even feasible? By thru-hike I mean the AT, PCT, or CDT. It has always been a dream of mine to do the AT and I didn't think it was possible with my PM; but being on the AT for 40 miles made me think about it again.

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Amount of time to heal

I'm 60 years old, have a PM for one week,  and already getting anxious to be active. I've heard anywhere from 4 weeks to 10 weeks to heal, which seems like quite a huge range. From what I gather from my doctor is that 4 weeks should be enough, but we need to be postive all secure.  I'm trying to stay sane by thinking that I'd move slowly in some phased approach. Does it sound OK for cycling (road bike less)  at around 4 weeks, running at 6 we...

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Upper Body Exercise and Pacemakers

Okay. So I had my pacemaker implanted when I was 3. It was put in my stomach, and I was not allowed to do sit ups. I'm 20 now and I've had it replaced once when I was 13. It's in my shoulder now. 
 

I've been told since I was 13 that I wasn't allowed to do push ups, or lift weights. And now I'm looking on this page and that isn't true? Can I do push ups safely? I was to be in law enforcement, and doing upper body exercises will help me ach...

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Breathing Issue Can Anyone Help

To make this as short as I can. I had PSVT ablation. The AV node was partially ablated due to someone not paying attention. I was in a complete block for a few weeks then eventually went back into a 1:1. I ran and exercised without issue prior to this injury and even after with ease. I even completed a half marathon about six months after this ablation without really training for it and had no problems. About a year and a half after the ablation, I started not feeling well my heart was t...

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Stretching

https://youtu.be/KBLsNbolr_c

https://youtu.be/SV7l1sfEmO0

 

So I ask my doctor about half a year ago about stretching like what you do on a yoga though Im not planning on doing yoga and they told me not do it or yet im not sure I cant quite remember but this was when I had my pacemaker for about 1 year and the doctor that told me this is my new doctor since my old doctor is for children and since I just turned 19 they put me with the new doctor. And I want to know if th...

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Workout

https://youtu.be/cfetualiJqs

Can I do this kind of exercise? I want to make my body and stamina stronger and bigger but im not sure if this kind of exercise is ok. I had my pacemaker about 1 and half years now and I heard push ups are a no go if its true then its kinda sad. I have my check up next month though so should I just wait for it and ask my doctor directly? I dont have my doctors number so I have to wait next month to see my doctor.

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Exercise after lockdown in Uk

I wonder if someone can advise me please.  I am a fit 80 years old  and had a successful hip replacement five months ago. I  have had my pacemaker for four years now and I’m delighted with it and have had no problems. However, due to the coronavirus and a chest infection after my hip operation my GP said I had to shield indoors for nearly 3 months. I was  allowed out for exercise yesterday and was surprised to find I was extremely short of breath after goin...

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Excercise

I want to ask if it ok to get my doctors number? Im hesitant in doing so because the expenses from my pacemaker and surgery came from the governments help so my parents didnt have to pay anything except interogation when in check up schedule. I dont know if its ok for a patient like me to do so. And the hospital where im going to for my doctor is far away like 2 hours transportation and I only commute since my family dont own a car. It would really help me if i can ask through text with my do...

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PACEMAKER & SHOOTING SPORTS

Hello
I'm a new member of the Pacemaker Club and I'd like to ask, about sports: I'm 62 years old and I had a pacemaker implant 4 months ago, with (2) electrodes, due to bradycardia. I have been involved in the sport of shooting with a shotgun for many years, but now my doctor tells me to avoid it, because it is possible that the pacemaker will be adversely affected by the reloading(recoiling) of the weapon. Is there another member with a pacemaker who is involved in...

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YOGA WITH A PM

Hello,

I'm wanting to connect with anyone here who continues to practise yoga after PM surgery (most of the posts seem to be dated).

It's pointless to ask my Dr as I'm doubtful he's ever stepped into a yoga studio.  

Please share your do's and don'ts.

Namaste 
MN

 

 

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Dizzy after working out? VVS?

I'm 33 year old male, received PM for heart block, and syncope- also have a high vagal response. Also just 2 weeks ago hit my 1 year anny with my pacer! Things have been pretty great until this last week.

Thursday went for a 3 mile run (I run 2 to 3 miles a day) and as soon as I got done running I bent over and tied my daughter's shoe. I stood up and BAM....super dizzy and nauseous. Laid down with feet up for 10 minutes and ate dinner, then felt 100% back to normal.

Today...

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Resting rate

I had a resting rate for years between 40 and 50. Competitive triathlete and cyclist. Had an athletic heart condition for 30 plus years and believe I still do. Have had flutter off an on for 8 years, mostly off. Jan 2017 sysmtoms of bradicardia began, pretty common for athletes. 7/17 got a dual lead medtronic pace maker. resting rate was set at 60 BPM. Now it is set at 70 BPM? If I still have an athletic heart condition, why 70. Now, flutter and fib are back. I cannot tell it and still go ana...

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proctecting my pacemaker

Thanks so much for all your good advice.  Went for a bike ride yesterday  (with my bike helmet of course) and decided not to worry !  It was great, but I discovered I"m in terrible shape, despite doing a lot of walking since my procedure :) More riding is in order now that the weather is finally decent, here in southern Ontario

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protecting pacemaker while exercising

I'm a recent pacmaker recipient (March 2020), now getting back to excercise.  I like cycling, but I tend to be a little clumsy and am worried about taking a fall or hitting my chest hard on the handlebars. Should I be ?  Is there a product people use to protect the area ?

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Who's creating the rate?

So I'm a bit confused about how my rate is being determined. I have a dual chamber PM (Medtronics XT DR MRI SureScan) with leads in my RA and RV. According to my interagation my RA pacing in nearly 100% and my RV pacing is 70%, AP-VP is 70% and AP-VS is 30% with both AS-VP and AS-VS at essentially 0%. So my question is how is my actual rate determined. I know this PM has a Rate Response feature that uses an accelerometer to sense motion and adjust your rate based on that, but I've not...

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weightlifting/powerlifting

Weightlifting (bench pressing, squatting, deadlifting, curling, etc.) have been a part of my life for many years. Will I be able to continue this exercise program after pacemaker implantation? Have any of you continued weightlifting (or had to stop weightlifting) after implantation?

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Silly question

     Hi all, I am a 55 year old male who is very active and only recently had a pacemaker installed for Mobitz II (2 weeks ago). As an example, in the week prior to the procedure I ran a total of 34 miles, went on a 120 mile bike ride and I keep my core toned with 300 pushups 6 days a week. 
     At the 1 week check up the PA doing my first settings check said everything is ok. I asked about running and she said "Cardio is fine, go for it...

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Is PM working? Not sure.

I am 78 years and a life time cyclist. At the begining of April I had a Tavi op and 2 days before that I had a Boston Scientific PM fitted. Tavi to replace my Aortic Valve and PM to prevent HR dropping when at rest. I anticipated a delay to return to training. However, although my lower HR was going to be 50, I did not expect the PM to restrict my HR to mid 50s max. Hence my activities are pretty limited. I am seeing the PM tech. in about 10 days any comments?

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Rapid BPM drop during exercise

So I'm experiencing a rapid drop in rate when I start to get my BPM up during exercise. Once I get into the 110 ish range, I feel some PVC's (heavy beats) and then down it goes. It'll drop down to 90 most times and then others it'll drop hard down to about 70. Sometimes it'll recover quickly, and cruise at 110 again, but there's other times it'll stay low for minutes. Bottom line is I can't exercise and get into the cardio zone at all. I told this to...

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Pacemaker and road cycling

Just had my Medtronic pacemaker implanted May 5th. 2020. I am a very active 80 year old male. Right now the reason Im not working is because of the virus. Anyway thought this would be a good time to get the implant as my heart doc. has been recommending it for the past couple of years because of slow resting heart rate (in the 40's) . So its set at 60 now. Am frustrated because the pacemaker surgeon said no bike riding for 3 months. Road bike not mountain. I just bought a new road bike an...

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