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Boston Scientific - INOGEN EL ICD DR D142

Hi All

Im 42 year old male and had a INOGEN EL ICD DR D142 fitted due to third degree heart block. I have been a keep cyclest,runner and swimmer for the last 10 years and have competed in a number of full distance triathlons and am curently having issues with my uppet heart rate while cycling (a common problem it appears). I currently have the rate response turned on the upper HR limit is 170 the lower HR limit is 40. 

Questions....... 

1) Does anyone kno...

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FIVE WEEKS IN

It's been five weeks today since I was super-charged! I've been going to the gym since week two doing cardio - 500 calories per day. Last week I started chipping and putting on the golf course. I see my doc next week, but am wondering about a couple of things.

1. My stitches have finally dissolved and only the scar remains, but I feel a tightness and bump where the device was implanted. Will that change?

2. I don't lift heavy weights but usually do sets of curls with 1...

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Hiking Trip

My pack is loaded and I'm ready for a 4-day hiking trip.  My buddy, Tom, and I are hiking the Fundy Footpath - the most remote, difficult and scenic trek in my part of Canada.  We are leaving Thursday morning.  I've been resting the last couple days, eating well and drinking water in preparation for 9-10 hours of hiking each day.  My pack weighs 26 pounds - everything you need (tent, sleeping bag and food) needs to be carried on your back.  I certain...

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biventriculer pacer

How long does it take to start feeling better after a biventriculer implant?

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Pacemaker and contortion?

Hi! Im only 20 and ive been implanted with a pacemaker two weeks ago. I was looking for opinions on if i can do things like contortion, gymnastics, etc once im fully healed? I will be asking my doctors their opinions as well but wanted the opinion from other pacemaker patients as well. Thank you!

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Zumba and LaBlast redux

When I posted about doing Zumba before my PM, a supportive member said this: "You are probably going to be very pleasantly surprised at your new stamina! Heart block is more tiring than we think it is, often we are more symptomatic than we realize." 

This week, at the very end of 3 weeks post PM (I'd been walking in the meantime), I started both Zumba and LaBlast, and sure enough, I feel great! My stamina has really improved, and I can do most of t...

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Heart rate drop

When exercising (biking, elliptical machine or walking hills), my pulse can suddenly drop from 120/145 to 85/105. (I wear a chest strap pulse meter.)  It takes some time to recover. The explanation given is that a PVC will cause this. Needless to say a drop from 135 to 85 is quite a challenge while working fairly hard. Lately these drops have become more frequent and make it tough to keep exercising. Any thoughts?

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Implant questions. 7 days out

I am 7 days out and at peace with the PM, but concerned about my golf swing. I am an avid golfer and my game is improving. Now i see this as a set back maybe. I am concerned that as a righty, the left side placement will get in the way. 

I have heard regular placement is ok, others say ask for it to be lower.  The more I read, the more confused I am.

Any words of wisdom? 

 

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10 weeks

Today is 10 weeks after PM implant. Dr says I have no limitations. I want to return to what I enjoy doing, swimming and workout with weights. My Doctor however is too conservative. Wants me to wait for another 3 weeks.

I've read of people who have resumed their swimming and weight lifting after 6 weeks with no problems. I feel like going for it. 

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Lifting Weights With A Pacemaker

Hi all!

I saw a lot of posts about this topic before, but most of them are from a long time ago. So i tought, let's give it a shot!

I'm Bryan and i'm 22 years old. In february I got very ill and I needed an open heart surgery, on top of that i received a pacemaker. So since 8 weeks i've got the pacemaker and I want to go back to the gym. Before i got ill i always went to the gym and did everything that i want. But all the people i've spoken...

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pacemaker sensor

I had a pacemaker placed 5 weeks ago for sick sinus syndrome.  I am back to normal activity, but I am worried that my sensor is pacing too slowly because the rate has not gone above 110 when I am exercising, and today I had symptoms post-exercise that I had pre-pacemaker (lightheaded and shaky legs).  I do not understand how the sensor works and maybe the symptoms are normal for a 70 year old woman exercising too much.  However, I thought maybe they could adjust my sensor so my...

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Any thoughts on a Pacer and Body Vibration Platform

My wife is looking at getting a Body Vibration Platform  and wonders if any other pacer people have one of these and if it is safe (or good)

On Amazon it is Pinty 2000W Whole Body Vibration Platform Exercise Machine with MP3 Player

Opinions and experience welcome

 

Thanks

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Sport

Hello, 

I'm new to the club and i really have a lot of question about my pacmakers , but the one that comes back to me most often is whether i can continue bodybulding in the gym . 

 

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Zumba after PM

I'm getting a PM next week. I am 65 and in pretty good health (except for my heart, of course). I have an articifical aortic valve (it's 25 years old), and now asymptomatic AV block. I do Zumba and LaBlast, both lots of fun. I don't do them at a particularly high level, and have never had any trouble with them. So I'm thinking that after a few weeks I can try going to class and not using my arms at all. I think I can keep from bouncing and keep my movements really smooth,...

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MEDTRONIC EXCERCISE SETTINGS

I previously posted a question here asking for suggestions to better adjust my ADVISA pacemaker for different forms of exercise, (see below March 3rd). I received some excellent responses that I was able to communicate to my cardiologist. I should say that I actually was able to find two very knowledgeable Medtronic technicians who were able to make changes to the settings of my pacemaker that have resulted in much better response to all my forms of exercise.

I have SSS, Chronotropic In...

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6 weeks yesterday

It's been 6 weeks after PM implant. At week 4 I started trotting & walking on threadmill. Presently I am doing about half hour to an hour, and it feels good. 

I want to resume swimming but am hesitant because my Cardiologist doesn't want me to lift my arm until 3 months. I think he is exagerating a little. He even told me himself that he was like that. I am very tempted to swim. Any advise will be appreciated.

Thx

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Rugby

Hi,

My friend has recently joined up to a ‘Rugby Club’ where you play Rugby matches and learn skills etc. She says that I should join and I really like the sound of it, actually! I’ve tried other sports that are similar to Rugby such as Gaelic Football but I never really got the hang of it! Let’s just say, I am not really the sporty type! 😬However, the only thing is my doc says I shouldn’t play contact sports because of my pm. I’m guessing R...

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Exercising with Heart Failure?

Hi everyone,

I'm 35 and had a pacemaker fitted in September last year. Things were fairly normal for a few months and then I was admitted to hospital with a 23% left ventricular function, so heart failure, then arrhythmia, and have been in and out of hospital, and basically housebound since January.

This is due to miocarditis, probably caused by a virus, though months of tests have brought no clues as to possible culprits. As there's been no change in my heart function. I&...

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angiogram

I had an angiogram procedure on Monday this week and later in the afternoon had a small bleed, eventually the hospital said this was probably a vein that was clipped during the operation - still scary when you start bleeding from your groin!!  The good news was that all my arteries were clear and now I am awaiting an MRI scan.  My question is that I have been very careful and now as I am into my fourth day and climbing stairs as normal and no more bleeding, would it be okay to start...

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Can't exercise test ok now what ?

Ok had my echo..and nuclear stress test all came back ok Dr told me I have no restrictions for my heart so what does that mean ..but I thy old him when I exercise feel like passing out I need to lay down until my heart rate drops takes like 10 minutes I'm overweight..and haven't really exercise..I ask him about the pacemaker settings he doubts that..I dr o remember the pacemaker lady mention about program not to go over 170 if I'm correct ...any ideas friends .

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