Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

Question about exercise

Hello, I was curious if anyone can tell me if you were able to run well after having your pacemaker implanted. I am active duty military and having my pacemaker surgery in a few days. They are going to send me to a medical board and determine whether or not I can stay in or not. I am trying to be as prepaired as I can to present my case when I do. From what Im researching, it looks like after recovery, I should be able to run, do pushups and situps. Does anyone have any advice or familiarizat...

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Adjusting pacemaker

I am a 46 year old female who received my pacemaker 5 months ago. I had 3rd degree blockage and at the time my resting heart rate was 46 BPM. I'm fairly active and I enjoy dancing 

Since my pacemaker, I have had 2 adjustments.   Initially my highest setting was 125 BPM , which was way too low. I was increased to 140 and finally 155.  I feel that this setting might still be too low because when I dance I get winded quickly, and light headed.  I'm wonderin...

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Garmin

Thanks one and all for the responce about the heart rate monitors,

Good advice I'll go about this the way I feel and forget about the numbers.

The way you are breathing and your recovery when exercising is a good indicator. 

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Garminn not showing heart rate

I have been a competive cyclist since 1965. On Febuaury 22 / 2018 I had a CRT Pacemaker implanted because I was diagnosed with 3rd Degree heart block. After a few adjustments I'm feeling great and back on the Bike puting in some modest miles. 

The problem I'm having is that the Heart Rate sensor no longer works I believe the three leads are blocking the sensor. I have tryed a Polar monitor for the wrist and the problem still exist..

Has anyone had this problem and hav...

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Medtronic Rate Response PM

When I ride my stationary bike I believe my heart is left to it's own devices to pick up speed and when I get to about 110-116-118 bpm I am really breathing hard. I feel like I am getting a good workout. 

However, when I'm out walking, within a minute my HR has gone up to the levels I've just described above. Obviously it is picking up my arms moving as opposed to my stationary bike.

My quandry is this. Why am I still breathing normally, as if I am walking fairly...

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I can feel my PM

Hi everyone, wow I haven't been on here for 3 years, crazy. 

Ok, so anyway, I've been exercising for some time now, and I just realized today that I can kind of feel my PM. It's to the point where it doesn't feel too good, like I pushed it out of place. Do you ever get those feelings? 

Thanks in advance for your comments.

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Exercise

I am wanting to get back into exercising. A few weeks after my ICD I’m taking some light walks.

Of course I will work with my cardiac teams in-line with their advise.

I am encouraged that some of you are already on bikes/treadmill etc.

Are any of you doing any of the following:

press ups

weight lifting

circuit training

 

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Cross trainer

Hi I've just purchased a electro magnetic cross trainer , I'm unsure if this will be ok with my pacemaker? I suppose I should have checked before purchased ,enyone any ideas.

thanks Tony 

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Pacemaker Pocket and Muscle

I'm 15 months since Sparky arrived and everything since some of the early concerns had passed have been really good.  Recently however I've had some discomfort (not pain, just discomfort) at the pacemaker site and I sense more movement of the pacemaker in the pocket then before.

So my question is ..... I've been exercising pretty hard with a trainer and am thinking that the possible case may be that the muscle behind the PM (the pec) is getting bigge...

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After ICD Implanted- Restrictions

I just had my ICD implanted. The Nurse said that I cannot lift more than 5 pounds with either arm for 4 weeks.

Makes no sense to me why I have restrictions on the amount I lift with my right arm. I understand why there is a restiction for my left sude where I had the procdure done.

Has everyone else had a restriction on the non-impant arm regarding maximum weights?

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Hockey after pacemaker

I am 58 and just had a pacemaker installed this month. I have payed ice hockey since I was a kid and still do at least twice per week. I need to get back on the ice. Does anyone play and what differences, if any, did you find after pacemaker. How long after installation until you were back playing? Thank you in advance for your comments. 

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Computing Maximum Heart Rate

I had a Medtronic Sure Scan with an atrioventricular lead inplanted a week ago due to bradycardia.  I am trying to determine heart rate workout rates now.  My pacemaker has a low setting of 60 as my heart naturally has a resting heart rate of low 40s/high 30s.  In order to calculate my maximum heart rate I need to know resting heart rate.  Should I use the natural resting heart rate or the imposed pacemaker minimum heart rate (60 bpm)?

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Medical ID bracelet

Does anyone think it's necessary to wear medical ID bracelet when power walking or running?

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Pacemaker implantation decision

Hi

I'm 53 yo and so far have enjoyed a very active life in terms of exercise & sports. Love to run, swim, bike, row, windsurf, kitesurf, ski, etc, etc...

About 6 months ago I started experincing an abrupt lack of energy while running or cycling after the first 10 minutes of exercise, and in coincidence with an abrupt drop in HR from 130 to 90 BPM. I've always been a low HR person and my physician used to attribute it to an athletic condition, but after consulting a car...

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Exercise

hello,

i had my pacemaker put in 3 weeks ago. I was very active until a couple of months ago when the symptoms started and resulted in the need for the pacemaker. I just started walking and did 1 1/2 miles on Saturday and today. The dr said ok to do this. My chest feels a little tight and my breathing is a little labored. Not sure if this is my new normal or if it gets better. Really want to  eventually get back to my jogging, swimming and biking. Anybody else deal with this a...

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New to this situation!

Hi

this is my first post on the site .

Briefly I have been in a fib for 28 years.

I used to be a very good cyclist through my teenage and twenties with no issues and near to competion record for 25 mike time trials . 

My afib started in 1990 , initially paroxysmal then it flicked into permanent AF after a few years .

i coped on rate and rhythm drugs for many years then 7 years ago it was getting very bad and I was virtually unable to do anything strenuous in...

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Compression shirt with pacemaker protection

Hi - Does anyone where a protective shirt for their pacemaker when playing sport? I’ve seen the one in the affiliated store and would like to hear people’s experience / recommendations before buying something. Thanks 

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Weight lifting

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone here is weighing lifting after having a pacemaker implanted, such  as bench pressing,arm curls, back and shoulders,I’m 25 and weight lifting is something I do mostly every day and wish to go back to that .I had a pace maker planted 2.5 months ago.

thanks in advance for the feedback.

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Leads and waterskiiing

Had second ICD put in May 29th.  Checkup last week looked good.  Have a new EPI, but that's for another post.  Anyway, went on our boat yesterday and was trying to teach my son how to waterski.  I wanted to get in the water myself and show him but I hesitated because I was worried if I let go of skis once I got up and slammed into the water that I would dislodge my leads.   I am still a little sore around the site, but that's not a big issue.  A...

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HR is higher than expected during exercise

On-X aortic valve installed on 3 Nov 2017 due to BAV; Pacemaker installed a few days later because of permanent heart block.  I'm naturally paced according to the reports, and I'm trying to determine if the PM is optimized and if there any improvements possible.  I've not had a deep technical discussion with the EP or Boston Sci people, but will in the future.  Next office visit is some months away, though.

Current situation

I've been biking and weig...

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