Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

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.

 

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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.

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New Pace maker /athlete

Dear pace maker friends

I was diagnosed 12 years ago with sinus bradycardia due to Right brachial Branch block. Lived and exercised regularly with resting HR 42bpm, at night 38bpm. Max HR during exercise was 100bpm. No light headedness, no fainting. Recently I  had severe breathing problems. At ER my resting HR was 32bpm. Next day (Sept. 4), a Medtronic pm was placed with two leads. 

I started walking on treadmill after two weeks. I was not happy with my HR on treadmill....

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Pacemaker and weight lifting

I had a dual lead pacemaker implanted five weeks ago. What are my limitations in regards to weightlifting exercises. My general pre-pacer routine consisted of overhead press, shoulder press, lateral raise, seated dip, arm curl,pectoral fly, and chest press.

I have a follow up appointment in ten days, but curious as to what others have been told.

Thanks in advance.

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Yoga

Hi.  I am a "young" 77 year old female with a dual lead pacemaker for 2nd degree heart block which I have had for 11/2 years.  I just started taking beginner yoga and even though my Pacemaker Clinic contact said to go ahead I am worried about the stretches and poses and disconnecting a lead.  Yesterday I felt like I had squeezed my pacemaker during a stretch and it was a little tender afterwards.  Has anyone experienced any problems with yoga? 

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Off-road 4 point harness - safe with pacemaker?

Hi, we do a lot of off-roading in our UTV (side by side). I am curious if anyone has had the 4 or 5 point harness seatbelts cause any problem with dislodging a pacemaker or leads from the box? It seems that there would be a lot of pressure over the area. We have not yet been out since recent placement, sub-dermal.

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Working out

Hi I am 34 and just got PPM installed in me yesterday and I am an avaid gym lover. I just wanted to check will I ever be able to life weights in gym ever again ? 

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Medronic A2DRO1

Hello, after reading through several posts regarding swimming, my questions remain.  In anticipation of getting back into lap swimming in three weeks, can anyone tell me (1) how a pacemaker picks up on your activity in water to make changes to your rate? and (2) what settings on your pacemaker seem to work best for lap swimming for all strokes or any particular strokes?

Thanks!

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Heart jumping crazy the following 2 days after exercise

Hi all,

Hope all is well and thanks for a great forum!

Im 32 years old male, with a pacemaker that I got in 2014 because of 3rd degree AV block. I have always been doing some badminton og lightweight lifting, nothing intense. After my 3rd degree AV block happened and I got my pacemaker i'm experincing something strange after exercise. The doctors can't help me with an answer, so I hope someone in here can help.

When I exercise I have no troubles, but then i...

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I wouldn't be alive if it wasn't for pacemakers. I've had mine for 35+ years. I was fainting all of the time and had flat-lined also. I feel very blessed to live in this time of technology.