Running with a Pacemaker
It has been suggested by my physician that I should seriously consider a pacemaker as I have the onset of Sick Sinus Syndrome. It's not critical at this stage but it could progressively get worse in the months or years ahead.
I am a 75 year old avid runner and have noticed that during my run my heart skips beats every few seconds which makes it very difficult to keep my energy level up.
I live in Canada and sometimes the new technology takes it's time to work it's way up here.
Are all pacemakers adjustable so that they will fire when your heart rate is high during exercise? One doctor I talked to said the pacemaker will only trigger at low heart rates. The only resaon I would consider a pacemaker at this stage is if it will allow me to exercise without getting fatigued so early.