Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

Re biventricular pacemaker

Hello. I have just booked in to have a biventricular pacemaker. I have been enjoying crossfit for a year and am very keen to continue. I have been reading through some of the posts about returning to crossfit with a pacemaker. I just would love to know does it matter what type of pacemaker it is or do I have every chance of returning once I have healed and comfortable to do so. I actually did mention to the doctor to place the device under muscle so I can do as much movement and not be too re...

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trekking in high elevations

Had my pacemaker inserted Feb 2018 and about to trek to Everest Base Camp in Dec 2018.  My cardiologist says I'm good to go but I'm soooo nervous.  Anyone else make this trek and what wonderful information can you offer?

Thanks!!

Elizabeth

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Pacemaker & exercise

Recent recipient - 3 weeks on.  Want to get back into exercise, especially my bike.  I did ride everyday up to 30kilometres.  Doc says I can start again slowy this week but I'm a bit anxious about it. Any cyclists with advice?

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Scuba Diving

Hi all,

just typed scuba dive into search and nothing came up, although I am sure this may have been discussed before.

My question is...

Can you Scuba dive with a PM? If so, are there any restrictions? Depth etc.

Ronaldo

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Fitness Watches - A Personal Experience

Hi

I have referred to this previously but now have more definitive information on the accuracy of  a Garmin smart watch - at least in my instance.

Aged 73 I was found to have, without symptoms, extensive arterial plaque a couple of months back.  ECG showed 1st degree heart block; Echo and stress tests were fine. My statin med was doubled but no other action taken.

I've long been a walker but "stepped it up" and bought the watch as well.

A f...

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Backpacking & Other Athletic Pursuits

New to the club..... but, I have had a long history of syncope. Almost always while seated. Over the last few years the consequences of my syncope got more severe (concussion, broken nose with black eyes) and then last year I passed out while driving a car and ended up with a collapsed lung. It was at that point that the doctors stopped passing it off as "just normal fainting" and I was given an internal loop recorder. After over a year of no events (which was strange because the ye...

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Hot Tub

Any rules or warning about going in a hot tub?

 

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Billiads

My question is – Would I pull out or damage the leads to my pacemaker?

I have played 8 ball in league for many years but with all the stretching across the table with the arm that the Pacemaker is on can't be good for the leads. In play and practice (three to four times a week - for a few hours at a time), I would repeatedly have my arm stretched out and very much above or at the shoulder height but in a forward laying position over the pool table.

 

Let me ad...

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Shotguns

My pacemaker was placed to clear me for urgent surgery. I told surgeon I was a lifelong sporting clays shooter and upland hunter who shoots left handed and he thought it wouldn't be in way. (Not a shooter). Turns out it's exactly where the stock of the gun is placed when properly mounted.  I want to return to my sport but I'm being told by surgeon and Medtronic to just put the gun on the other side which is no option at all.  I'm exploring low recoiling gun with shou...

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Scuba diving

Hi, had my Sofina KORA 250 implanted June this year. Does anybody know if this device has been pressure tested, and if so, where I can find the data to satisfy my travel insurance company and dive shop. Thanks.

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Fitbit

I am 1 week post op with a pacemaker and looking forward to getting back to being more active Can any one recommend a fitbit that seems best suited to a pace maker

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Has anyone had lead issues becoming disconnected from swimming front crawl regularly for 60 to 90mins as 1 lead dislodged on my Medtronic after 18 months.

I have had it replaced & Cardiologist has said not to swim for 8 weeks. I feel very good at the  moment & keen to keep my fitness up at a youthfull 71yrs .

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cross country skiing

i write from Italy; i practice cross-coutry skiing skating for 30 years, due to bradycardia (34 bpm at rest) i have to carry a pacemaker. Will i still be able to practice this sport as before ?

Thank you

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Lifting weights with a pace maker

I wanted to get back into some weight lifting I have been told that my leads are probabilty scarred on pretty good now had the impant the end of april 2018 for complete heart block. But I was told to stay away from chest excerises due to the possibilty of damaging the leads. My question for all of you who lift weights what excersises and or range of motions can you do and how much do you normally lift with weights. I don't want to risk damaging my device in any way and I would hate to hav...

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Type or brand of pacemaker

I have been advised to have a pacemaker installed to correct a slow heart rate. I am avid scuba diver and I contacted the medical staff at Divers Alert Network (DAN). They told me that if I am otherwise fit I could continue to scuba dive but that I needed a pacemaker that could withstand the pressure of 4 atmospheres of water (about 130 feet). Does anyone know which units are so rated?

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Golfing with icd

Just had Icd implanted October 12 2018. 2 days ago. I know it’s too soon to ask when can I start playing golf?  

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Are there any athletes in this forum?

Hi!

 

Is anyone on this forum an athlete? I am looking to talk to anyone that either does triathalons, running races, cycles 100+ miles per week and has a pacemaker.

 

Kind regards,

Kate

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Tachycardia after vigorous jumping

I went to an aerobic class today and ive done vigorous jumping..after 3 hours i have palpitation...and my heart rate is more than 100 beats per minute and it is not going back to my normal heart rate which is 90 beats per minute..what i shoud i do ? Im very worried..

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Thank You

Thank you Konal Lawrence, Queen 50, and Swangirl for your responses to my posting. They were very helpful and I appreciate that you took the time and share your experiences

Have a great day

 

George Aynilian

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Nothing has changed

I'm a fairly active 84yr.old and last year during a short break in a spinning class at the Gym, the instructor asked if anyone had a heart condition.  There were a few gasps when I mentioned my Pacemaker.  

To me it is a safety device which adjusts my heart rate as necessary to compensate for increased exertion but several others seemed to think that I should be 'taking it easy'  but Gym exercises and swimming are just a weekly routine to me.

I...

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