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Cardio band to wear on the chest

Dear All

could someone tell me if a cardio frequency band (the ones that are wearable on the chest)

can be used by a subject with an implanted PM? Could it interfere with the PM?

Thank you in advance for your feedback 

I wish you all a great time. 

G

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Cardio band to wear on the chest

Dear All

could someone tell me if a cardio frequency band (the ones that are wearable on the chest)

can be used by a subject with an implanted PM? Could it interfere with the PM?

Thank you in advance for your feedback 

I wish you all a great time. 

G

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Anyone with a Medtronic Azure XT SR MRI Sure Scan out there that's a runner?

Been with a PM for almost a year and am struggling to get back into running. The doc was able to put only one lead in the lower chamber. 

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Exercise after PM

I've walked for exercise for decades - never with any pain whatsoever.  Now, four days after PM implantation, I have chest pain when I walk for a very short distance.  WTH???

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Pain

Hi,

I had my pacemaker fitted 5 weeks ago, I still wake up with it at night, I feel like I have a lump of metal in my chest, my shoulder aches every day and it still feels lumpy and I cannot enjoy the sport I love which is running. Please can someone advise if it does get easier as it is getting me down. (It was fitted to speed my hear up as it was dropping to less than 20 beats per minute) Thank you.

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Energy

I’ve had my pm for five months and have had an issue of energy when playing Pickleball. I’m trying to determine if it’s old age (81), incorrect eating habits of low energy foods, physical conditioning, or needing pm recalibration. I play highly competitive three days a week and used to play 4/5 days a week before moving to current location. My issue I just seem to lose energy and get weakness after playing the first game and it gets worse the more I play. I seemed...

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First time to get "shock"

Hi, yesterday is the first time for me to get "shock" from my ICD after implanted in Feb 2019. 5 times in a row..

Before i get shock, im was city cycling about 15-20 km using brompton (16 inch wheel). 

Does anyone have same experience with me?

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / BJJ

Hello just got my PM installed yesterday. Dual chamber under the pectoral muscle. I read through the fourms and found some old posts but I have been doing BJJ for 12yrs + my kids both do it and I am hoping to continue training.  Does anyone here train BJJ with a pacemaker?  Any restrctions? 

 

Thanks

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Exercise

What kind of exercises can I do with pacemaker 

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fast heartbeat

Good morning all, I have a pacemaker since mid July 2019 and I have only one concern, I can not have a heart rate that I call regular because when I go up a staircase or I move the slightest, I feel my heart beating a lot faster. and that irritates me. Before, I was very active, but there was not that heartbeat that makes me panic. I have the distinct impression that something is wrong with me. Can it be my lack of training? 

Can someone reassure me? Please.

Chatou

&nbs...

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breathless climbing hills

Good morning.

When climbing a modest incline yesterday with a friend I discovered myself to be breathless four times and paused. Has anyone learned that they simply needed to build stamina to regain losses in ability?

I've read about re-calibrating the PM, but I'm solely interested in people who used to exercise, then had a PM installed, got away from exercise, then got back into it and found themselves with the same challenge.

How long did it take you...

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Atrial Tachycardia

Hello everyone, im here to ask if anyone has the same problem as me. I am 20 years and have had my pacemaker for 2 years now. I required a pacemaker because of heart block caused from a previous doctor ( ablation for WPW ). Now ive had this probelm with playing sports. I have the problem especially when i try to sprint. I had a exercise test and found that my heart goes into 2 to 1 atrial tach when my heart rate tops at 180. I cant do the things i used to do because of this and...

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Since my new lease on life I have been focusing on new experiences each day, both large and small. I was so happy to have climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the weekend. It was such an achievement, considering 6 months ago I could not walk 5 metres. It took 3 months to walk 100m, to now being on top of the world, sort of. :) 

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Pacemaker and Amiodarone

Has anyone hade any experience with Amiodarone after pacemaker implant. I'm a senior cyclist on avarage doing 30 miles twice a week. I've reduced my dose to 100mg a day because of the side effects. I was put on it beacause of atrial fibulation at rest after exercise. I'm wondering with  a three lead implant for heart block has anyone experienced atrial fibulation and exercise.   

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I sound like a bomb after sex

Alright, I can't be the only one that experiences this. M/33. I brought it up to my EP once and he shrugged it off.

Post sex after being on top, I can really feel my (dual chamber) Pacer going to town but what trips me (and my partner out) is that if I open my mouth we can very loudly hear my heart beat. I sound like I have a ticking bomb in my throat. It only ever occurs after sex in this specific position though.

Does this happen to anyone else?

For details sake, I'...

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Pacer bouncing during exercise

Brand new here. I have had my pacer since 8/18 and new pulmonary valve 6/19 (was born without one and made it to 66 with few problems) . I have been a fitness instructor most of my adult life.  Now that I am all healed and have been back to exercise since 7/19 I am exercising like I did years ago.  My problem is that my pacer bounces when jumping or doing other high impact moves and it gets a little painful.  I'm sure others have experienced the same and wonder what solutio...

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Upper rate limit

Hello all

Question on upper rate limit. For someone with a pacemaker (Medtronic), is the upper rate limit in effect their maximum heart rate? Secondly, does rate response allow the heart rate to exceed this limit? I ask because I think my limit is set at 150 but when jogging, it goes up to 170 (readings from chest strap monitor). Cycling is of course a whole different story, settling at 80-85 regardless of terrain or effort.

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Questions

Hello all

I just got my pacemaker put in two weeks ago. I found

this site by total accident. I was diagnosed the end of July with an AV block type 2 and received a stent due to a vessel that was 90% blocked. Not long after that I developed the dangerously slow heart rate, and lost consensus twice. No problems eep since, all working well thanks to the new pacemaker. My question is this, I have been working out for many years now, and realize there will be many changes. I keep seein...

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Golf?

Just went from dual lead for 21 years to a CRT-P. Told I can't play golf for almost four months, perhaps because of incisions on both sides of the chest and third wire funneled horizontally across and down to left ventricle. Any similar experiences? Thanks 

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Tachycardia for 30 min after masturbation in prone position

I had dual chamber pacemaker(Medtronics) implantation 5 months back for complete heart block on table while doing radio-frequency ablation of  abbernt pathway in heart.m 28 yr old.settings of PM=lowest heart rate 50/min.highest 130/min.

I had tachycardia of 130/min which was for 30 min while doing masturbation in prone position.after 30min it returns back to normal.i had same episodes for 3 times.nd both time it was for 30 min nd return back to normal.rate of 130 is ok but why it s...

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