Athletic endurance after Pacemaker
I had a dual chamber pacemaker implanted in early June (3 1/2 months ago) for complete heart block with no other heart conditions. My device is a Medronics W1DR01 Azure XT DR. These are the setting according to the tech (50 - 140).
I'm 68 years old, before the implant would walk for an hour 3-4 day a week, and bike ride a few hours 2-3 or days. I gradually started back walking and biking after the implant. My endurance is not what it was before the implant. When I walk I notice that I have to stop sometimes when going up hills. My walking endurance seems to be about %70 of what it was before. My biking endurance seems to be about 50% or less.
Can I expect my endurance levels to return close to %100?