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Rapid walking

Question, I have had my PM for over 7 years. My doctor recently turned on my rapid response setting as my heart was not speeding up with movement. Now when I walk fast  to exercise I get a dull ache when my heart rate gets to about 120. If I sit and rest heart slows down properly and ache stops. Then I walk fast again and it aches again. Doesn't ache at any other time. Is this because I'm so out of shape? And just need better conditioning? Dr says I'm 100% paced on the t...

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swimming

for get enouph rate responce during swimming, what is the best pacemaker, the best rate responce sensor ?

 

 

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Returning to the mountains post operation?

Hi all

I had a CRT-D fitted some two weeks ago. All is going well and the wound is healing nicely. My surgeon tells me not to do much for the first two weeks as we need to make sure the wires stay in place. 

I am a retired mountain guide, based in Granada, Spain and would now like to get back to visit my beloved mountains. I am nearly 67 so I had naturally been slowing down in the years prior to my heart attack (March 2019). The HA left me with 34% EF. Since then I...

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Can I do Triathlon with a CRT-P

I am a 69 year old man who has been doing various sorts of fitness pursuits since I was 10 years old. Swimming was my main sport at first moving on to Water Polo at 16, I swam competitively and played water polo till I was about 60. I stated doing Triathlons in my Thirty's and have since completed an Ironman and several marathons. I have been still doing triathlons (3 last year) and would like to carry on doing so. I owned and ran a  Fitness Club (gym) for 10 years in...

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Rate response of pacing feature stops working after 50 or so minutes.

I was fitted with a Boston Scientific Proponent L211 pacemaker in September 2020.   I was suffering from AV blocks and a very low heart rate below 30 when sleeping.  I have since been diagnosed with Artrial Fibrillation.

I am 81 years old and a keen cyclist having cycled over 17,000 miles in 2021.,

The pacemaker is set to increase my Heart Rate to a maximum of 130 according to my exertion levels.  Initially this function operated during all my cycle rides.

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replacement CRT-D with higher max tracking rate

I have AV block and rely on my CRT-D to pace the ventrical (atrium provides pacing).  I am active and my current device has a max tracking rate of 150, which I exceed occationally despite never being able to exerting myself fully.  I am getting a new CRT-D today and would like my new one to have a higher tracking rate. They are reccomending an Abbot Gallant HF. Any idea what the max tracking rate is for ventricular pacing of that model (or recommendations of other models w...

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A fib and wearables

Hi there, I'm a 58 y.o male, I've been very active all my life.  Commute one each way by bike when weather permits, run a couple of times each week.  I got an implanted dual lead Medtronic Azure close to two years ago.  It's been a game changer for me.  No more lightheadedness due to a resting pulse of 35.  A couple of weeks ago I got up quickly from the couch, went outside and shovelled the three or four inches of snow from our driveway, then went for a 4...

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best sensor, best implantation technic for multiple sport

Hi,

if you do multiple kind of sports like cycling, running, skiing, gym, weihgt lifting, swimming, kayaking ect., what is the best PM, what the best sensor, what is the best implantation technic.

My handicap is a bradycardia in ease of 35-40/min, cannon waves by 42/min, chronotopic incompetence with AV-Diss up 110/min. Otherwise there is no heart disease.

What do think?

Thank you for answers!

I hope the rigth pace make peace and a better strength&...

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Biotronik CLS

Does anyone have experience or know anything about Biotronik CLS pacemaker?

Thanks

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Cold!!!

Hi All, newbie here (7 weeks out) very excited to be a member (not...)

Anyway-58 yrs old-physically active all my life. Had the pleasure of experiencing 3rd degree hear block. Flat line 10-11 times. What a way to spend a Saturday night.

My question: any issues with cold temps? Winter is just starting and I will be hiking/skiing/snowmobiling/etc. Was out walking tonight temps in single digits (F). I swear I could feel a cold/tight spot at my device. Is COLD an issue? As any metalli...

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Hydrow Rowing Machine

Any new info on safety of the Hydrow rowing machine? I am 6 months post-op. If I limit rowing to 3 days a week am I risking an incident with my leads? If anyone out there has rowed without incident please comment because now I'm hesitant after reading the 2014 thread, but my dr says "no restrictions." 

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Maximum heart rate

I have had a St Jude/Abbott CRT for about 8 months.  I’ve been running (etc) for about 45 years (roughly 20 miles per week, more when I was younger) which I continue to do.  I’m 71.  I wondering if there are additional opinions about maximum heart rate since my resting HR is set at 60 bpm but I have not much trouble seeing my HR go to 160 running up hill (as determined by my fitbit, which I realize is problematic). 

I recently re-read some posts about max...

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Exercise limits

I had a Boston Scientific Visionist device fitted in April 2019 after a cardiac ablation which included ablation of my AV node, so I am 100% paced. I like to think that I am a 'well-preserved' and 'young-at-heart' 66 years old male. Although I had never done any structured exercise other than an occasional casual cycle ride, now that I am retired I try to walk and cycle more and I am trying to start a structured exercise plan. To keep me going through the colder months I have...

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Lifting weights after pacemaker replacement surgery

It has been four weeks since my pacemaker replacement surgery. I'm 54 years old and the wound has healed nicely. 

Thinking about some light weighlifting this week including pushups, shoulder press and bench press. Anyone think its too early?

 

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What are normal Heart rate fluctuations with Pacemaker?

I've been a cyclist for years. 6 weeks ago I had an ablation done and a Biotronik pacemaker implanted. My condition before this was described as 2nd degree AV block, bradycardia, chronotropic incompetence, SVT and atrial flutter.  Symptoms were increasingly difficult getting my HR up when exercising making me feel short of breath, problems also when sleeping, feeling fluttering in chest and shortness of breath (sensation is kind of like something suddenly obstructing my breathin...

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Sudden Drop in HR During Exercise

For the last couple of months I've experienced a reduction in HR from 120-130 to the lower limit of 60 set on my PM during exercise. It usually happens in the 1 1/2 -2hr range and I have ton stop. My doc and the Boston Sci tech couldn't explain it. Has anyone had this happen and if so do you have an explanation? Thanks

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Freediving

Hi all...just checking in an asking if anyone has learned to Freedive with their pacemaker and any issues with that..? For those that dont know what Freediving is, it is the recreation of learning breath holding and allowing the diaphragm to control breathing underwater.Using flippers to control movement or just sitting there using an anchored rope to go down and up and other styles.Essentially its breath control in a situation underwater where complete control is nece...

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Exercise Machines Restricting PM?

Hello all,

Haven't posted a new question in a while (which is progress!), but I am noticing some weird exercise trends that I am unsure of.

Had my Medtronic Azure implanted in early Sept. Also have a mechanical aortic valve. Things have been going good, for the most part. My BPM when sitting around and doing nothing can range anywhere from 70-90, which has been my normal for quite some time.

I noticed lately while up and walking around the house, I am able to get it up t...

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Topping out?

Hi,

I bike on a trainer and do intervals. This morning I noticed that 40 secs after I did a really hard 45+ sec intervals my hr went from @130 to @158 and stayed there for @30 seconds before dropping back down. I let my hr drop down below 120 in between intervals, fwiw.

Anyway, I'm 74 and have two questions--Anyone else have this sort of delayed response? (I thought my device was set for a 15 sec response) and Am I endangering myself for questionable results?

I'...

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Looking for EP cardiologist that specializes in PM settings for younger/active patients

HI, 

I was wondering if anyone could recommend an EP in Atlanta, GA that they know of who sees regularly, younger/active/athletic patients. I have a medtroinic Azure XT device placed a year ago for intermittent 2nd to 3rd degree AV block that occurs with exercise. I have been struggling to get the settings of the pacemaker right and I have seen 2 different EP's but they both comment that they mainly seeing older patients so usually it isn't so hard to get the settings right...

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