Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

Biotronik depth ratings

Does anyone know the current depth rating for the latest Biotronik Eluna 8 DR-T? I have written x2 + phoned the Aus. distributers + they tell me they need to wait for Berlin to tell them. As these units have been available for some time, surely they must know what depth they can be taken to without being crushed or non-operational. My cave diving + deep wrecking diving days are obviosly over, but it would be nice if I could still dive shallow  coral reefs! My Cardiologist + EP have no id...

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Working Out

it's been 9 days since I had My device implanted. I want to start back working out. for those of us that's into fitness..any suggestings? 

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Are these too extreme...

Hi all, just joined the club (though I have been eligible since 1981). I know both of these topics have come up before but was wondering if there were any updates ...

1) scuba diving - we are going on holiday next week and I would really like to do an introductory dive. Any advice? 

2) skydiving - have always wanted to do this;my only concern is impact on the site when the ripcord is pulled. Has anyone done it (and did they use padding)?

All and any feedback gratefully...

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Swimming

It's been 35 days since my PM placement. I want to know if I can submerge myself in water? Or if I should wait and keep the scar dry...?

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Impact exercise and CRT device surgery/ boxing kickboxing martial arts

I am new to this post and new to this lifestyle change. I was a very active US Marine and former professional champion in Muay Thai Kickboxing. I had fought all over the world and trained many UFC champions as a striking coach. This past year I have been suffering the effects of the anthrax the government injected me multiple times with before invading Iraq in 2003/2004. My suffering is in the form of cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure with an EF of 15%. I also have a left bundl...

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Exercise

I wanted to get back to using my treadmill but an concerned about overdoing my exercise routine. First is it safe for me to use a treadmill. Are there any guidelines? I don't intend to run on the treadmill. I have knee replacement so I am limited in that respect. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Bob

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pacemaker and vibration therapy

Hi everyone. I have had my pace maker for one and a half years now. My problem is that I developed neuropathy while I was in the hospital. Can I receive vibration therapy with my pace maker?

Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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Working out with a pacemaker

Hi everyone ! Im new to this club and this is my first post. I am 19 years old and have a pacemaker since i was 6. I had a pacemaker change when i was ~14, but still have the original leads, wich are now 14 years old.I started lifting weights when i was 17, with my doctor permission, but i was cautious with chest training. Recently i noticed that when i elevate my arm above my shoulder with a certain angle there is extracardiac stimulation of my chest, basically my pacemaker is stimulating my...

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Improved Pacemaker Replacements

I'm on my forth pacemaker and it will need to be replaced in the next two years.  All previous paceamkers had a problem responidng to transients like running uphill.  My current minute ventilation two lead pacemaker will support constant exercise but responds slowly to abrupt demand changes.  In the last five years has anyone solved this generic problem?

Ideally what I'd want is a device that accelerated quickly to increases in breathing rate or G level and ever s...

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exercise with pacemaker?

I belong to Curves and want to know if I can continue with their program?  I have had my pacemaker for 2 weeks.

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Training with a pacemaker

I am 65 year old a competitive masters rower, with 2nd degree AV block, had a pacemaker for 5 months. HR max is set at 170, the max I could get to prior to AV block. 

The HR max I can get to so far is 156, so it must be physiological not pacemaker limited. The odd thing is that when I do  aerobic limit training 40 mins at HR <145 3 times a week, I am not seeing any improvement in performance over 1 month. Prior to pacemaker I would see clear incremental impro...

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Long stretch in swimming

It has been recommended that I get an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) because tests show i have a mutation sometimes associated with  "Brugada syndrome" but not actual Brugada syndrome.

("Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a genetic disorder in which the electrical activity within the heart is abnormal. It increases the risk of abnormal heart rhythms and sudden cardiac death.")

SWIMMING:  I swim in a 25m poo...

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Hiking with a pace maker

I have to get a pace maker installed this year.    We have planned on hiking the Camino in France and Spain this fall.  the hike is approx 900K.

How long after having a pace maker installed can you hike that distance.  I would also need time for some training.

Thanks

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"Twitching/clicking" in chest with exertion

Hello!  I'm a 67-yr. old female, with a Boston Scientific Accolade L301 PM (got it in June 2018), implanted on my right side (first PM was a St. Jude Zephyr DR #5820, implanted in Aug 2011, diagnosis: bradycardia/sick sinus syndrome).  I've been feeling what I'll call "twitching or clicking" in my chest, left side, primarily during execise/exertion.  Example: felt it during most of my morning 2.5-mile walk today, on hilly terrain.  Doesn't hurt, b...

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Cycling

Hi everybody. Any clue’s or advice on how to get the rate up and make my “climbing” more efficient ?
I’m 69 very fit and active but frustrated when I can’t stay with my pals when we reach the hills. 
Can we get better or is that how it is ?
Best regards David Moore. 
Cheddar Dave.

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too much water and the ACCOLADE

First, sports are out for me.  I'm walking for about an hour and eating lot's of citrus  This is all I can do.

 

I take 2mg of BUMEX now.  Doctors prescribe meds as if we're machines...

I'm learning (today, for the first time,) that small changes can actually work.  The thing is, I'm 72.

Also, anyone familiar with the ACCOLADE?  Lot's of questions.

 

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Strength Training, Yoga, and Lead Safety

I'm past 6 weeks after surgery, though still new to all this. Just turned 40, otherwise mostly healthy, and I don't want to get too out of shape. Wondering if anyone knows of a comprehensive reference for what's reasonably safe activity to do?

My doc said cardio is great but warned me that I have a complex system, 3 leads, and I should not do too much with the left arm. Said he had a patient who wore out a lead by doing a lot of upper body workouts. Some forum members here f...

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Changing the settings

I have a crt-d and the doctor will not change the range of pacing. I walk 5 miles, for exercise, 5 times a week. On mile 3, I have a what I call a “spell”. The device starts to stimulate and causes me to feel dizzy and weak. It feels like the device is slowing the heart down and I lose my walking rhythm. 

Lower rate: 50

Upper Tracking rate: 130

Upper Activity rate: 120

I have learned that to find the upper activity rate that is right for me is 175...

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Ever swim again?

I had 2 pacemaker surgeries  within 3 weeks due to a lead becoming unattached.  I was told by the doctor’s staff to stay out of the pool for 8 weeks.  They then said I could get into the pool but no swimming because the arm can’t be raised over my shoulder level.  Will I ever be able to swim again?  Slow paced laps not racing. 

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Questions about exercise sorry if the post is very long

So I had my medtronic surescan implant for braycadia mid april 2018 for CHB a week after my mitral valve repair surgery. I am a male at the age of 27 about 128lb was around 138 before my surgery for a while before I started back up at work in september I was diong the treadmill walking about a speed of 2.8-3.2 for about 2mi almost everyday which was great I had built up to that was also taking 25mg of metorperol twice a day untill the end of september as my cardiologi...

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As for my pacemaker (almost 7 years old) I like to think of it in the terms of the old Timex commercial - takes a licking and keeps on ticking.