Best Pacemaker for a bicyclist
I have been an avid bicyclist for years. Recently, my cardiologist implanted a Medtronic monitor in my chest to determine whether I need a pacemaker. (I have had bradycardia for many years and had an ablation for A-Fib back in 2014.) Long story short: a few days after the implant, I received a phone call from the Cardiologist's nurse who told me that the cardiologist wants to meet with me on Tuesday, to discuss pacemakers. The cardiologist believes that I have sick sinus syndrome and the monitor revealed compressions (during rest) every two seconds. Some compressions were 3.5 seconds apart. So, I think it is evident that I probably need a pacemaker. My question is this: In view of my biking (10,000 or more miles per year), is there one pacemaker that is better than another? I understand that Boston Scientific's pacemaker is activated (at least in part) by respiration, but that Medtronic's is activated by motion, and that Medtronic's pacemaker is not that great for bicyclists. Does anyone have any experience or recommendations they are willing to provide? Any input is appreciated. Thanks!