Cyclist going in for Pacemaker: Expectations?
Beginning of August, going in for Boston Scientific Essentio L131 Pacemaker for Bradycardia (tapping low 30's @ night, has hit 40 during day) & occasional HR stops (3s). I have seen my HR tap low 160's a couple of times this year while MTB'ing.
59 years young: My cycling (road & MTB) are all done using Power Meter's. I started to notice the last 3yrs my ability to recover was noticeably declining (along with Training Load I could handle) since I use Power Meter on all my rides and use Analysis Software,,, where I was able to ride 8-9hrs a week or so without planning and now, have to plan to get 4-5hrs in. Lots of fatigue during day (mainly in quads) even with good sleep according to my CPAP #'s and MTB rides really hinder my recovery with the Aenorobic efforts.
Nuclear Stress Test & Echocardiogram all looked good. I wore a Holter Monitor for 30 days.
Any words of wisdom with Pacemaker? Any settings any cyclist could share to suggest to my Dr? I shared with Dr my cycling and only setting he mentioned was since I was an athlete, he may set my Low Pulse to 50 and told me the device had a "springboard" in it to sense running movement and it monitored my respiratory to increase HR.
I did google "Utah Mountain Biking Pacemaker" and found a real helpful article on Pacemaker Settings.
Thanks in advance
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