Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

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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Elevated HR during first few minutes of workout.

Hello,

 I've noticed recently my HR ramping up during my warmups while on the indoor cycling platform (Zwift). Returns to 'normal' as workout progresses. Any red flags there?

KC

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CRT-P Settings for Cycling

Does anyone have any information on the range of settings on a Medtronic CRT-P.?

I am now 75, I have always tried to keep fit but in 2007 I had a triple by-pass and then in 2018 I went into full AF-b. Since then, I have had 2 Cardioversions and they both only lasted days. I have been treated with Amiodarone for the last 18 months and it did stop the AF-b. However, in mid-March I started with Atrial Flutter and my heart rate has been 85/95 bpm at rest, before it was normally 45/50bpm. Al...

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Bowling

I have been an avid bowler for over 40 years.  Bowling 3 to 4 times a week. I noticed my speed when bowling went from 14 to 8 miles per hour.  Knew it was an issue with my heart based on my heart rate was always under 50  Had a BS Accolade dual chamber put in on 5/20.  Excuse me if termanology isn't correct - new to everything.  Had a stent put in on 4/06.  Heart conditions started in November.

I have a few questions about getting back to bowling....

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Compression boots for circulation

Has anyone here been told not to use comprssion boots because of their pacemaker? I assume it would be fine because the legs are not next to the pacemaker. Hoping they might help leg circulation but its a stab in the dark.

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Scared of doing exercise

Hello all! Im 38, I had a pacemaker implanted on November 2021, i used to have kind of a phobia for doing exercises cause i used to get tired easily, now im scared to do any exercise :( am i the only one expereriencing such a fear? 

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Left handed tennis and pickleball player

I had the pacemaker installed in my left shoulder. I didn't realize until recently  there was an option to install on the non-dominant side. So can I play tennis or pickleball ever again? The serving motion in tennis seems particularly stressful on the pacemaker leads. Anyone in the same situation as me?

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Skiers w pacemaker

Hi.

Just had a biotronik edora dual lead implanted due to bradycardia. I am a serious skier, and while ski season is wrapped up until winter I am wondering if there are any pacemaker skiers out there, anything special you do to condition off season or any advice ahead of next season. My cardiologist said ok for me to continue the sport. (Of course!)

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Beta Blockers

I am on 40 mg of propanolol for hand tremors, not bp.  My docs reassure me that this amount is small, and with a PM will not affect my heart rate.  While it has been effective in reducing my hand tremors, I do worry about it affecting my HR.

I am on a single lead Accolade and 100% paced.

Thanks,

Mike

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Golf

How long did it take you golfers to pick up a. Club after your op? 
How did it feel initially?

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