Returning to triathlons after pacemaker insertion
I am at 4+ weeks post pacemaker insertion and haven't felt this well in ages! Sick sinus syndrome and progressive reduction in heart rate (especially with exercise) was not an expereince to be repeated.
A keen triathlete, I have slowly restarted training over the last 2 weeks and am delighted to see that my heart rate can actually rise above 100 with exercise! Currently, my Boston Scientific pacemaker is set to accelerometer mode, which as noted by many on these posts is challenging once you hit a steady state. The cardiologist plan is to move to the respiratory mode at 6 weeks.
I was wondering if there was anyone who can share their experience with this mode in relation to athlete training for triathlon? Are there any special settings or issues to discuss with the cardiologist?
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Batteries not included takes on a new meaning.
The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.