Really beginning to get cycling again.
I am 78 and a lifetime cyclist. I am 4 months post op when I recieve a replacement Aortic Valve (Via TAVI) and a single line Boston Scientific pacemaker. I am in permanent Afib according to the ECG and the PM is doing its job.
After 6 weeks I was exercising whithin reason. Over the next few weeks with the support of my Cardiologst the PM Tech and the Cardio Rehab, I am getting out and really enjoying an active cycling/sports life again.
The PM has been set 50 low and 140 high, I am fine with that for the timebeing.In the last 4 days I have ridden 24k twice in about an hour and 64 k in just over 3 hours.
Frankly, now I feel that I need to build up my strengh and stamina. I have done my best to maintain a degree of fitness during the past 12 years of waiting for the stenosis to get bad enough for surgery. I continued to compete and enjoy social cycling. However, I am now amazed at how well I am doing.
The only problem I have at the moment is that My Garmin 530 Heart Rate Monitor will not register my HR. I do have a Garmin watch that seems to work up to 140 then it goes crazy telling me my HR is176. Its not, I stop and take my puse and it is never above 140.
My Rehab tells me to forget the Heart Rate just go by how you feel. Tough to do that after so many years.
Have any of you had a similar problem? Any ideas?
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The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.