Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

Skiing with implantable loop recorder

Hi all

This is my first post.  My wife has an implanted loop recorder for measuring cardiac activity.  So not a pacemaker (although she has been told she may need a pacemaker eventually).

My question is about going through the skilift card readers.  In Austria where we plan to ski in January next, we have seen signs on the skilift card readers suggesting people with pacemakers fitted should not go through the gates.

Do any forum members have experience of skii...

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Carvedilol (Coreg) and exercise

I (69 yo male) have a BS accolade single lead PM since Dec. 2019.  Recent PM checks show the PM is fine, I'm 100% paced and MV function all the time.  Over the past 6-8 months I have become fatigued and even very short of breath during exercise, to the extent that 1 mile is an effort and going up the long steep hill to my house without stopping is impossible.  To rule out a blockage my cardiologist ordered a cath study; it showed no blockages have appeared or worsen LCA is...

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pull ups

is alright to do pull ups and overtime progress it to weighted pull ups?

i have a dual chamber pacemaker and my ep said no problem but has anyone here experienced something negative from pull ups 

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Heart is weak?

Hello all,  It's been a while since I posted here, but this one can't wait for my own peace of mind. 

I am told that my heart muscles are weak and that is the reason my EF is not improving, I walk and jogg a little daily about 2.5 to 3.5 miles, I do get tired and somethimes I have to stop and take breaks, but I get it done almost every day. So when I questioned my cardiologist about the lack of improvement he told me that the heart is weak and has to work more to provi...

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OK Sporty Ones now that you have your PM....

Now that you have your PM did your exercise experience improve? Do you feel better when biking/running/skiing/hiking etc.?

Please tell your experience. 

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heart racing and pounding feeling in chest

Hi, I'm new to this forum and so glad I found this group to share some of my feelings .  I was recently implanted about 4 days ago, a dual chamber pacer for high grade second degree AV block ( Mobitz type 2) occurring during exercise with HR over 120. I also have tachy brady syndrome wherein my HR sometimes keeps rising even on minor exertions like walking up a flight of stairs and then stay high around 120s for a good half hour before gradually slowing down...

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Walking and HeartRate

68 year old female that had PM inserted on May 5, 2022 due to SSS and AFIB.  Have been walking around stores with moderate increase in heart rate.  Today decided to walk down the street, a short walk.  Got back and heart rate was up to 128 which has upset me as It was a moderate walk.  I am trying my best to get moving. Should I be concerned?  The EPNP said to talk with my Cardiologist as everything looked ok to him.  Have any of you experienced this?

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is Seated Elliptical Exerciser safe to use with my pacemaker?

i been told Ellptcal exerciser excecise while seating down may not be  allowed to use if you have a pacemaker, I am considering getting one my brother has one but he hasnt got a pacemaker he reckons they are really good for exercising keep fit and lose weight, is it ok if I get one ? is it safe with my pacemaker?? hope so!!! 

thanks 

George Gabriel

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I finally had my pace maker put in a week ago

I am 61 years old and my heart rate when I was younger was 44  and has been 30 since I Turned 40.   I did have some dizzyness when I was mid thirtys.   Almost no symptoms in the last 10 years.  So why did I do it?   Well I learned my heart rate when I sleep is 21 and was 28 at my last check up with the Cardiologist.   He said I could pass out driving or on a ladder.   I was told i would most likely feel better.   ...

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Bone spur

Hi everyone, I just found out I have a bone spur on my left heel (painful) Looking at several treatment options. Has anyone ever had the low dose radiation treatment for this? Just wondering if it's an issue with the PM? Trying to avoid the surgery route. I'm 65 and this is the first time I have ever had one of these. 

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Newby

I'm a 69 year old recreational runner and curler. I had AFIB and an ablation in 2011 and another one in 2022 (after Afib returned). Second ablation killed my sinus node and I went to Bracardia with the right ventrical running the show at 30-35 bpm. I quickly got out fitted with a dual chamber Medtronic W3DR01 pace maker on June 13 2022. I found the iPhone app but am waiting for registration confirmation. I have done 3 light jogs of 20-25 minute duration. Pulse comes up to 140 on hills and...

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Dumbbells

I recently started lifting a set of 20 lb dumbbells and also started doing core and ab exercises. Does anyone have any advice about lifting dumbbells safe with a pacemaker implant 

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Best adjusting of my pacemaker

Hi, is there somebody who know the best adjusting of my Pacemaker for Running, Biking, skiing,Fitness., gym..

I'm now 6 weeks  after Implantation of an Boston scientific Proponent DDDR with dual sensor.

My First run with only the Minute Ventilation sensor led to a Heart rate of 80 in the mid Range for the First 15 Minutes, than the Heart rate increase up to 158-162/min for the secound 15 Min - section.

I think a combination of both sensor is necessary, but...

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Running

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...

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Cero info online about bodybuilding

Hey guys! im an 18 year old bodybuilder and i have a complete congenital block and recently became a pacemaker user. I cant find anything regarding the excercises i can and cant do with my pm and i have a lot of doubts. a lot of people say no shoulder pressing at all others say go as if you didnt have a pm and others to go with higher reps and lower weight. also some people straight up say no chest training at all while others brag about having a pm and benching really good numbers. i also ha...

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Go karting

I have a pacemaker. 3 yes now. Can I go go karting or ice skating. Thank you 

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Restrictions

70 year old male in good physical condition 

I had stent put in 3 months ago and felt good. Hadn't had any issue the need for stent came up during my stress test. 
 

5 days ago I had what I'm told is callwd sudden cardiac death. I was doing a small home repair and was found slumped over and  not breathing. Fast forward 30 hours and i had pacemaker. 
 

Worried about not being able to work out and play racquetball.  I lift w...

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Bodybuilding restrictions please help

Hey guys I'm an 18 year old who had a heart attack due to congenital ab third grade block and had to get a pacemaker implanted just 2 months ago. Before this I used to do 6hrs of excercise a day doing both power lifting and bodybuilding and occasionally chalistenics. Now I'm back at it but have a fear of lead damage and don't know what I can or can't do. I've removed chalistenics completely as well as heavy bench pressing or heavy military pressing. I've also removed E...

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Return to cycling

Hi,

I had a pacemaker fitted due to heart block 2 weeks ago. I'm a keen road cyclist - usually on the bike 2 hours a day during the week. At weekends I go windsurfing. I'd rate my previous level of fitness as in the top few percent for my age (43). The heart block came completely out of the blue - no warning signs at all. 

The cardiologist is aware of my avid cycling. He's said to stay off the bike for 3 months to avoid damaging the wires. Reading all the doc...

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Protectors After PM Implantation

Hi everyone, 

somebody have expirence with protectors? What are the best of for Sports like Running, Cycling, skiing, or for car driving, Long stay with Xray-Vest ….?

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