I just got an ICD on 5/4/22. I went into cardiac arrest after an easy one mile track warm up. Prior to that, I was getting lightheaded on my regular runs after mile 1 or 2 into my run. Now that I have the implant, I would like to resume running again, but my heart rate gets very high very quickly. I am using a 25 mg. Metoprolol pill twice daily. Any one on here who has VT, has an ICD, was a runner before implant and has been able to resume running after? I tried but was only able to go a very short distance and was shocked by the ICD when I stopped. Getting shocked is awful. My VT is the result of a congenital defect. I am 64 years young.
Thanks in advance for all responses.