This morning I spent a fair amount of time at the devise clinic with a programmer. I had my ICD installed just over a year ago and getting back to exercise has been a challenge.
Prior to all this I trained between 10-12 hours per week for Triathlons. Over a two year period my performance and ability to maintain this level dimished until i ended up in the hospital from passing out.
I have sarcoidosis which has landed in my heart complicating things even further.
When I exercise my heart will function properly for about 20 minutes and climb but then drops out to low levels. From 135 down to 100 and stay there.
They changed the rate response, included the pacing of upper and lower and decrease time between beats for the pacemaker to react.
As I read through these strings It seems that many have had great success with exercise but not right out of the box?
I feel that I am with the right doctor now (specialize in sarcoid) and they are marching down a path with direction.
I would be interest in how long and how many attempts it has taken others to bet back to regular and vigourous exercise without issue?
You know you're wired when...
You have a T-shirt that reads Wired4Sound.
I finished 29th in London in 2 hours 20 minutes 30 seconds which is my fastest with or without a device so clearly it didnt slow me down ! I had no problems apart from some slight chaffing on my scar - more Vaseline next time.