Return to cycling
I had a pacemaker fitted due to heart block 2 weeks ago. I'm a keen road cyclist - usually on the bike 2 hours a day during the week. At weekends I go windsurfing. I'd rate my previous level of fitness as in the top few percent for my age (43). The heart block came completely out of the blue - no warning signs at all.
The cardiologist is aware of my avid cycling. He's said to stay off the bike for 3 months to avoid damaging the wires. Reading all the documentation it seems most guidance says to get back to normal after 6 weeks, so I am not sure why I'm being told to wait double the time.
Has anyone else been told to stay off cycling (or other endurance sport) for such a long period of time? Any ideas why he might be particularly worried about me? I'm seeing him next week so just want to understand a bit more so I can query this.