Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

Pvc /heart sensation

Hi friends if you read my previous post you know I have a sensation of flutter.  But doctor did ablibation study couldn't find the source.  Any ways I been fine I guess for months , I drink 12.5 metropolol n 30 mg cartia . Doctor advice me to take easy at gym that was months ago ..I been going fine no issues.  But today I went walk threadmill at 2mph maximum and 5% inclined. 25 minutes into it i start feeling flutter like skip beats like beats all over  the place and f...

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Tennis & Golf

Hi, All.  Just came across and joined this club.  I am 50 years old and have a CRT (PM and defibrillator) on the right side (they couldn't fit it on my left side).  I'm right handed.  I've read that golf and tennis (or any sport) with significant, repeated swinging of the arm, especially overhead, can cause accelerated wear and tear on the lead.  Since I'm relatively young, my concern is that I will outlive the lead life and actually shorten the lead l...

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Padded sports rashguard

Hi as anyone come across any good protective tops for slight contact sports. 

Help appreciated 

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ex UFC fighter needs help with post implant sports knowledge

Hello
I humbly appeal for your assistance.
I have level 2 type 1 heart block, which necessitates a subpectorial pacemaker.
My arrhythmia only happens at night, not when I'm working out. 
I'm having a hard time receiving suggestions for sports to do after a pacemaker implant. 
im a ex MMA fighter . 
Im 45 and still still do boxing, jujitsu, and wrestling. 
My work involves heavy lifting in constrained areas. 
My questions...

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High Heart Rate with Certain Exercises

Have always been interested in exercise my whole life (used to nordic ski competitively, swim, play hockey, play handball and tennis). I continue to do swimming, hiking/walking, light weightlifting, gym machines (stationary bike, stair climber, elliptical). About a year ago I noticed a highly irregular, slow heart rate and did all the tests which showed I had first degree heart block along with bradycardia. I continued to do pretty hard cardio like hiking up local hills an...

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time for replacement PM

Good morning everyone, I was a member 11 years ago when I first was implanted.  Now it's time to replace mine.  Last month at my yearly check up, I was told my battery life was 1/2 month to 12 months.  The technician clarified that it would not be 12 months and her Technician notes state: RTC yearly, sooner for device replacement as per device clinic when triggers ERI.

 I have been having SOB, dizziness, weakness, and nauseousness for the last couple of week...

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Breathlessness

Hi there.  I'm 65, generally in good health but had a pacemaker fitted for a sudden complete heart block three weeks ago. I had a ct scan to check my arteries and they're fine and there doesn't seem to be any other underlying heart issue.  However, I can't do anything active since getting my pacemaker.  I am normally very active, running, cycling, weight training, working with a conservation group, lots of gardening etc and yet now I can't walk along the roa...

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Elevation and heights

Hello everyone,

This is in behalf of my mother who had a dual st judes pacemaker inserted in December 2022. The issue is that she feels out of breath when she is brisk walking on elevated roads and this particular one is quite elevated. When she walks on slightly elevated or almost flat surfaces she feels fine, the elevation seems to be the issue with SOB. We consulted the doctor and weirdly she gave a medicine for high BP which also reduces sodium levels and her sodium levels are alrea...

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Training

Can I train for a half marathon with a pacemaker??

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Getting back to mild/moderate exercise

It's been almost 12 weeks for me - and it's time to get my carcass moving again.... I know I could/should have done it before now - but mentally I was apprehensive. 

I'm not fit - but was already on a weight loss journey to lose  ~130lbs.
I lost 50lbs before becoming battery powered, so I want to pick up where I left off - which is another 50lb goal. 

I usually just walk on a track/treadmill, and use a stationary bike for cardio - is...

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biotronik enitra 8dr and road cycling- Help!

hello everyone

I introduce myself from Spain.....sorry if my English is not very good

I had a biotronik enitra 8dr pacemaker implanted 20 days ago and I'm a little worried about what I'm reading about how the CLS works I am very fond of road cycling and in order to have adequate performance, I need to work up to a maximum of 170ppm and be able to climb between 155-165ppm to feel good From what I have read biotronik with cls is not the best option for cyclists since it limi...

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Swimming with a pacemaker

I am a keen swimmer, in open water, cold and distance. 

Only 3 weeks after implant. 

When can I start getting back to real swimming again? 

Are any swimmers here? 

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Hot Springs

Hi all, I've just joined this group recommended by a family friend who's also got a pm, I've had mine for coming up 4 years.

I have a question about going in a Hot Spring as have read conflicting reports that you can or cannot go in them - has anyone been to a Hot Springs or heard if it's OK or not OK?

TIA,

Dave(aka Pacey McPacemaker) rebuilt 2019 

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Any other mountain bikers?

Hi all-

I'm now 2 weeks post-op from my placement of my Boston-Scientific ICD (Resonate EL w/ dual chamber pacing capacity).  I'm a 43 year old w/ no known health issues.  I mountain bike competitively, and had just finished a big training block and mtb stage race the month before this happened, and felt stronger than I had in my 20's. 

On the day things happened, I felt great. I had done a 4 hr trail ride the day before, but am pretty diligent abou...

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working out after Pacemaker

5 weeks out from Pacemaker procedure,keep hearing different  opinions about weight training

ready to start training again,should i wait a couple more weeks ?

 

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Golf

When can I start using the driver and play my nine holes of golf?

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Pacemaker

Hi I had over 20 years of AF had 3 ablation Iver 12 cadioversions and 18 months ago had AV Node ablation my question is that I do a bit of indoor cycling classes and I find that my pacemaker does get up to speed when exercising and my legs just have no energy and when I feel my pulse it seems to not beating fast so the blood doesn't get to my legs that quick another so have to keep stopping.

If there is anyone out there who has had the same problem would be interesting. Kind regards...

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An exercise setting only?

Hi,

Has anyone had any seetings on their Medtronic where it performs differently at the higher exercise rates like above 140?

 

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Exercise and Golf

Early April was my first visit to the cardio EP doc since impantation 12/2022. They advised everything was good. We discussed exercises that I do and they said to refrain from push ups and should presses that could potentially damage the leads. That said the doc and PA said I can golf. I've played 3 rounds thus far and the motion seems similar to the push up and should press movements. Wondering if anyone has any advice for golf and exercising along withreferences for safe exercises...

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Heart Rate vs Time with a Boston Scientific L331

The images posted in the Gallery under "rmarkley" are the heart rate results from my recent bike trainer ride. The trainer and the workout were controlled by Zwift. My heart rate was reasonable for the first 2/3 of the training, then dropped to the 60s and 70s for the rest of the training. Even though the work level was constant, there was nothing I could do to get my heart rate back up where it should be. I tried deep breathing, rapid breathing, and deep, rapid breathing....

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A pacemaker completely solved my problem. In fact, it was implanted just 7 weeks ago and I ran a race today, placed first in my age group.