Hi, new here, just found the group. I had a pacemaker installed almost 2 years ago. I was involved in a car accident that resulted in my Tricuspid value tearing. As a result a growth started to form in my Rt ventrical around the valve which started to cause serious PVC's which was found after a life scan. I was told I was lucky they found it and that usually these things dont end well. Anyways, I had some complications with my distolic rate when they took the growth out and replaced the valve resulting in me becoming pacemaker dependent. My Astolic then started having issues adn I am now completely dependent. This happened at 43y.o. I am now 45 and havng serious issues with my cardio. I was wondering if anyone had a similar incident and how long until you improved on your cardio. I find myself winded easily and my heartrate skyrocketing quickly.
I have told my doctors and they just say keep going it takes time. I have tried the program couch to 5k thinking it would be a good jumpstart to get the cardio going and I cant even surpass week 1 in teh training and I have been doing it for 4 months. It consists of a brisk walk for 1.5 minutes followed by slow job for a minute and doing this back and forth for 25 minutes. Is there a better way to help with the cardio issues or is this the new normal? Thank you for any information you can provide it will be greatly appreciated.
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At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!