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Apple 🍎 5? Anyone ?

I have a Garmin Forerunner 35.  Anyone own the Apple5 that can offer feedback? 
 

lookimg online some impressive claims are made about its heart monitoring functionality

two negatives .... It's expensive and see some negatives on battery life 

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Upper heart rate

My exercise induced 2:1 block has been fixed! I am so happy wanted to post this, because i have struggles so much with it with sports. My upper rate used to be at 175 but now it is a 210! I feel amazing!

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Doc changing my blood pressure message

Doc reccommended I change my BP med from HCTZ (hyrochorathiazide) to Liprinosil, but after reading the description of it that I got from both the pharmacist and from things online, I am a bit leery about changing.  For one thing, I am also on Xeralto blood thinner, and my cardiologist recommended I eat some spinach daily, as Vitamin K may help prefent that  - not guaranteed, of course, but may potentially help - and if I did have internal bleeding, I would be getting Vitaman K...

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Newbie

Wow - implanted 10-22-2019. Trying to heal physically and wrap my head around this new reality. 

Prior to I was a racquetball competitor in pursuit of a league championship at my club . I played 3-4 days a week and was known for my mobility and stamina. 

Ive been slowly sticking my toe in the water walking 2-3 miles a day . Yesterday I ran a little on the treadmill - I felt kind of scared . 

I am wondering why my heart suddenly started beating so slow ? My con...

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Horse back Riding

I'm getting a PM implant on this Friday and am a bit indifferent about it. I understand it is what it is and I cannot predict the future, I do trust the Sovereignty of God, however I'm yearning to get as much information as I can regarding my surgery and recovery. I have ignored it up until now as though it might just fix itself but Friday just keeps getting closer!!  I'm a very active and an avid horsewoman and Grandma. I ride everyday and haul to co...

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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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