Exercise intensity

I have an ICD since July 20. Previously ran on fells but now walking on fells.I like to try and work hard uphills but I'm really unsure how hard to push.Seem to be 25 per cent slower than before and don't know if anyone else has any advice for settings.Im 57 .

Thanks Andy


pushing hard

by Tracey_E - 2021-02-01 10:40:07

The first thing to do is ask your doctor how hard he wants you to push. Simply having the device isn't a reason to hold back, but the underlying reason why you have it might be a reason not to go all out. 

Depends on why you need an ICD

by crustyg - 2021-02-01 11:24:10

*Some* of the conditions that make an ICD sensible are associated with a greatly increased risk of VF if you push too hard (although the most serious turn up in teens or 20s, and you're past that).

So, as Tracey_E wisely says, this one is definitely for discussion with your EP-doc.  And, with luck, your EP-doc will understand that no exercise might well be existing, but not really living - for *you*.  It's not easy to let go, and almost everyone gets a lot of benefit from exercise, even if not running up the Fells at your accustomed pace.

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