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Pacer and VO2 max

I have been running (jogging) and am trying to increase my endurance and pace so that I can complete a 10k. I have found running late in life, after I got my CRT-P about 18 months ago due to a heart rate of 30. I was in atrial flutter, had an ablation which resulted in a Wenkebach. I have lost 40 pounds and run/jog 3-4 a week. My EP refuses to increase my maximum HR above 140, based solely on my age.I have had a stress test and show no signs of ischemia.  I use a Garmin watch to time my...

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Exercise

Hi, 

Firstly, I want to express how much finding this group has helped me to not feel alone and to remind me to stay positive.

I had a PM implanted 2 weeks ago (went into 3rd degree HB shortly after aortic valve replacement surgery). I got on the treadmill yesterday hoping that now that I have this great new valve compared to my old one that was severely stenotic (although I had very few symptoms with the original valve) and now that the PM is controlling my HR that I should...

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Thera gun

Hi guys.,

I purchased a Thera gun massager, it feels great however it is quite an aggressive action.

of course I avoid my implant area but I'm still concerned even when I work my neck and trapezeuas   Spelling ?. Area it could dislodge my wires.

anyone have experience with this?

thx Finn

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CRT-D and EF

I'm having a CRT-D in January and just wondering if others have seen much improvement in their Ejection Fraction afterwards. My EF is down to 15% from 30% 12 months ago, probably from several episodes of Atrial flutter and just getting back to 30% would do me.

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Backpacking packs

Hi everyone!

I've posted about backpacking here before, but I'm back with a new issue! I got my pacemaker placed in Feb 2020 at 23 years old. Due to my age (and for cosmetic reasons) my EP put my pacemaker further to the left than normal, and under my muscle (sitting directly under a backpack strap). I am a big hiker/backpacker, but only got to go on 2 trips this year (both under 50 miles each, 2-4 nights). For each trip my pack was pretty light as I nev...

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EXERCISE EQUIPMENT

Hello,

Wondering if anyone here has had any issues while using the heart rate monitors on treadmills or excerise bikes?
 

 

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Heartbeats monitors

Hi I would like to know if the smart bands are reliable for HR monitoring while exercising or resting such as Samsung Fit and its equivalent 

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Heart rate during exercise

Hello! I would like to ask if anyone knows why during exercise when my heart reaches 138 beats the pulse drops sharply and after a few seconds returns to the previous level. Also 138 is the maximum to which the pulse rises. Once it gets there it falls sharply. This was not the case with my previous pacemaker. The replacement was made 2 months ago. 

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Playing golf post op CRT D

I tried searching for playing golf post op but there is nothing. I assume its OK surely, after several weeks maybe.

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posture support brace

I have recently had a pacemaker placed(3 months), dual chamber for just pacin.  i  have bad posture for several years.  I had thought of a posture brace before the surgery but never acted.  Most i see have the straps right where my site is.  My question is does anyone up here use one and if so which one and how did it affect your pacemaker site?

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experience with Micra AV and exercise?

53 yo male. I developed bradycardia suddenly a little over a month ago. I was initially in a state of complete heart block, but after going off a medication (imipramine), I am now in first degree AV block, with a long PR interval (432 ms). My cardiologists don't know the cause but they believe it was not from a heart attack. I am awaiting a heart MRI to check for sarcoidosis in the heart, which is unlikely, but since the cause of the heart block is a mystery they want to check. (They...

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Driving post CRT D procedure

I'm concerned if I can't drive for 6 months after CRT D op as I would have no quality of life. I rely on a car for exercise - gym/golf etc and shopping and I am the family taxi, visiting friends , days out etc etc.

Little history - HF for 20 years (heart attack @ 43) Have been a single parent the last 12 years and have done most things that I needed to do. Atrial flutter came along 12 months ago and I had an ablation which seems to have worked but doc suggested a CRT D as well....

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Increased HR in cold weather

Hi All. I have noticed recently with cold weather that my HR when walking my dog (easy 1.5 miles) may increase to 115-130. Previously would average 80-90 in warmer weather. Has anyone experienced this. I have a Medtronic DC Azure for bradycardia and chronotropic incompetence. Thanks for your input. 

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Golf

I have bradycardia and I had a pacemaker put in 6 weeks ago. How long should I wait before playing golf?

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Infrared pad use

Hello users...I am a keen bodyboarder and use a Quicksilver infrared heated pad top for cold water use.It is battery operated with a connection on the right side of the top and sealed wires going into the pads and unit.It is very very good and keeps the torso warm whilst surfing in cold water plus 10 degrees C...after 15 degrees C i dont use it.Does anyone know of CRT interference by this unit at all..? thnks Dave

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Medtronic Azure Upper Sensor Rate - How did the EP get to the number?

Hello!

I was wondering if the Upper Sensor Rate of your Medtronic PM is set to 100% of your max HR for your age OR was it reduced to, say, 90% or something less of the max HR?

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Getting a little nervous

Hi all,

I'm scheduled to receive a Biotronik pacemaker next Friday and the more I think about it the more questions I have.  I'm not sure which model I will be receiving other than it is a dual lead.  I'm a 72 YO male, the reason for the PM is heart block which caused me to pass out one time back in July.  My cardiologist had me wear a Holter monitor for 3 days and it showed 2 instances of heart block.  I am an avid cyclist, and ride at least&nb...

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Running - ADL Setpoint and Activity Threshold settings

Hello!

If anyone is running regularly and has a Medtronic PM, I'd like to know what values you have for "ADL Setpoint" and "Activity Threshold" settings.

Thanks in advance...

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Heart rate

Hello Cyborg Friends

When I go for a fast walk around the oval  my heart rate  will be on hr 83 for 10 seconds then it jumps to 136 for 10 seconds then back down to 83,.  No symptoms unless it bounces up to 160-170, then I cant breathe. I am 100% paced due to total heart block, I am also brady/tachy and have a laking MtraValve.  Next check up 4monhs, I wonder if this is because someimes Im being paced on the bottom and it might switch to pacing top and bott...

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Running out of patience.

I don't know where to start. Last week I had a series of scans that will continue tomorrow. I had an MRI with and without contrast. I had a Nuclear Medicine Scan. I had a PET scan. Lots of radioactive dye running through my viens. Tomorrow I will have a thoracic ecocardiagram with tang or something that will be injected. lol Anyway, in the past two weeks my pacemaker was adjusted three times. It doesn't seem to be right... I run. Each morning I set out to do an easy 7 miler. My pace i...

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