Bundle of HIS Pacing - Lifting Weights

I know there is alot of discussion on weight lifting but I was told today that I have to be extra careful because the bundle of HIS lead is more likely to dislodge?  Anyone have any experience with this?

I am 7 months post bundle of HIS lead revision, and about 12 months post pacemaker.

Thanks 


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by Tracey_E - 2020-03-19 13:00:24

Does the doctor who told you that work out or have a lot of active patients? With some doctors it doesn't come up often enough that they have a lot of experience with active patients so they give overly conservative advice.  I would ask specifically why it could be a problem, and did they mean forever or just until it heals? Because unless I'm missing something, after you've healed absolutely nothing about using the muscles in the chest should affect the leads where they attach in the heart, however they're attached.  

Forever

by Dprib - 2020-03-19 14:58:25

They did say forever iand the reason was where the bundle of HIS lead screws in is more fragile.

I would really hate to give up lifting weights at 55 as it is the only thing I really enjoy doing to keep me in shape

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by Tracey_E - 2020-03-19 17:19:18

Every time the heart pumps, the lead moves with the heart, so it can't be that fragile. And there's no way moving the chest muscles is going to pull on it in the heart because they don't put it in tight, they leave slack between where it comes out of the vein in the chest and where it connects to the box, usually enough that they coil the extra and tuck it behind the box. I don't have a medical degree so take anything I say with a grain of salt, but that doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me and I would question it. 

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by Pacedmyruns - 2020-03-21 04:32:45

My doctor told me that HIS bundle has a higher risk of dislodgement in the beginning. You should be good after 7 months. Ask your doctor. 

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