Irregular pulse after walking....

Hello Everyone,

I had my PM put in last June of '07. Just recently I began walking a little a the school behind my home. Only on level land on the sidewalk.

Well, yesterday evening, I decided to walk further. I strolled about twice as far as usual and a little bit of it was uphill.

Since completing the walk I have had irregular heart beats. Feels like flutters and skips off and on. Today is a little better, but, I still have them off and on.

I had them for about three months after my implant and they went away when I took some fish oil. When I walked on the sidewalk, about 600 steps; I didn't have any trouble. Just when I went uphill.

Has anyone had this problem?



Hello there Jones

by Christmmpace - 2008-03-23 01:03:26

I often have this problems when I over due an exercise. I try to run about 2 to 3 miles a day. I run about the speed of 6 on the treadmill, but when I kick it up to 9 or 10, I notice that my heart will not beat right for a day or two. Like fluttering or skipped beats. It's the wonders of having a pacemaker. I'm still alive and I'm still jogging, so just be careful and maybe talk to you doctor to see what your pacemaker is recording at the time it's happening. I used to right down on paper the funny events of my heart and then comparing them to the read out of the pacemaker check. This little thing is recording every beat, so, if something is wrong it's going to pick it up. May you have peace of mind. God bless you and your family.


Keep Walking

by dcrojas - 2008-03-23 02:03:07

I walk quite a bit, about 4 miles a day. I've had my PM for about 6 months. I've noticed that after my walks I will have a few "flutters" they don't seem to be irregular beats or skips. I'm not sure why it happens but it usually doesn't last long and it doesn't seem to affect anything. Unless it becomes bothersome or if it involves any Chest Pain I wouldn't worry about them. I'm a great believer in walking it's a great exercise great for the mind and soul. Keep up the walking and talk to your EP if it will give you some peace of mind.

my experience

by sandy529 - 2008-04-26 04:04:41

I've had my pm for 2 years now and have experienced a few episodes of irregular beats and flutters. For me, they seem to be related to caffeine intake and/or a lack of potassium in my diet. I have mostly eliminated all caffeine from my diet and I eat a lot of bananas. I also try to stay really well hydrated and eat lots of fresh veggies like carrots, celery, broccoli and cucumbers. Some how making sure I get lots of fiber also helps. I exercise a lot and am now able to really push myself, so keep it up and find what works for you.
Good luck,

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