Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports

Rate response setting

Hi!!

I've had my pacemaker for 1 year, I'm unsure as to whether I need my settings looked at, or I just need to improve my fitness 🤣

Is there an easy way to tell if 'rate response' has been activated?

I gather that helps keep the device in tune with what your body needs through exercise?

Any feedback is welcome,  with the way things are, all outpatients appointments are waaaaaaay behind at the minute so a bit of advice would be great!!

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Shortness of Breath on starting to exercise

Just thought I would pass on some information to all those people that have shortness of breath starting their exercise.

I mentioned to my cardiologist (one of three) that I was wondering whether my hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ( thickening of the heart muscle) was responsible for my shortness of breath on initiating exercise ( the heart muscle is known to be 'stiff' [lacking compliance] with this condition). The result was a referral to have my PM settings checked. Yesterda...

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Exercising

I'll be getting a defibrillator soon. I'm 61 and have been into exercising since I was 16. Since I'm older now, I do lighter weights, more repetitions. I keep hearing conflicting things, no more weight lifting at all, lighter weight, more reps are OK and on and on. It is very important to be to keep my body tight and defined. I can't stand the thought of quitting. Tell me about what you all know about all that. Ralph

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fitbit

At times my fitbit will quit registering HR and show --------, it coincides with unusually high  HR for short time.  Like 180+.  I don't know if myHR really goes up that high or if it is a  fitbit error!  I am being monitored by a Vector device daily so am hoping it would show up on that.  Has anyone else had that problem?  I have had PM for 2 years now and no apparent problems.  Thanks

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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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