Getting Back Into The water
I had a Boston Scientific (AUTOGEN) ICD fitted two years ago here in Ireland. After a year or so of adjustments to the system i was feeling quiet comfortable to get back into some fitness training ,Swimming,weights and Cycling.
A year passed with no ill effects until two weeks ago i had an event while swimming (pusshing it out a bit with new technique) Aparently my HR spiked up to 200BPM and the system went into action and made an atempt to slow down the rate (it is set to have 2 attempts at slowing things down before it shocks) which had the desired effect after the first attemt
Went back in to see my doctor and technition who decided to lower my up level to 185 BPM. I have not been in the pool again since as it has knocked my confidence a bit ,Have been cycling and doing light weights gently only .
Looking for some advice on whether ,in the words of JAWS the movie "is it safe to go back into the water yet.
thanks from the Green Isle
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