It it safe to ride an exercise bike 7 days after a re-implant? The doc doesn't want me doing anything for 4 to 6 weeks. They had to put a lead back in place. I believe it was there fault when they did a tug test.



Should be ok

by crustyg - 2020-02-11 07:21:23

Unless it's one of those cross-trainer types where you move your arms forwards and backwards at the same time as pedalling - tends to stretch your arms and by connection, will tug on the leads.

I was happily cycling on a road bike a few days after my initial implant, without problems.

In general, lead displacement in the early period after implantation suggests a) wrong lead length selected, b) passive rather than active fixing, c) poor initial implantation.  Yes, it *is* possible for you, the patient, to pull a lead out in the early period, but generally this requires a lot of arm stretching.  The EP docs tend to want to keep maxHR down during this phase, as a very high HR combined with powerful contractions is also a theoretical cause of lead displacement before the fibrosis has really anchored the lead down.



by Tracey_E - 2020-02-11 08:56:32

I was told to take it easy for 4 weeks when I had my last replacement, not because of anything heart related but infection risk. 


by AgentX86 - 2020-02-11 10:36:44

Don't sweat until the wound is fully healed over and no (over) extending the arms for a month. Your doctor should have given you a list of restrictions. Follow them.

We are not the good parent

by Violet West - 2020-02-11 12:07:44

"The doc doesn't want me doing anything for 4 to 6 weeks." 

So . . . are you asking the internet for permission to disobey your doctor? 

Listen to your doctor, but also listen to your body.  

and why is the topic "Drugs"?

You know you're wired when...

Your old device becomes a paper weight for your desk.

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