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Mountain Biking

Hi!

I’m wondering if anyone else is experiencing these exercise related issues during mountain biking (or any other strenuous activity) with a pacemaker:

My pacemaker is set a 140bpm max. Muscle fatigue is instantaneous when climbing hills, and my recovery after a ride is almost non-existent. My theory is that because I’m not getting adequate blood supply to the muscles I'm not getting a good oxygen supply either resulting in an all-over weakened state of movement....

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Vo2 Max test

How many times have you had a Vo2 Max test done?

. I had one years ago and my cardiologist wants me to have another. Not the most pleasanr experience.

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Medical

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pacemaker

does anyone have their pacemaker monitiored by anyone. had my pacemaker installed 29 march and still waiting on V.A. 

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Airport security one pacemaker at a time

 Many newbies have concerns about airport security. I have always told them, "It's not a problem. Just keep moving as you go through the scanning machine."

At the Raleigh-Durham airport security checkpoint, this time, there was a big sign pointing pacemake-people to a different kind of scanner altogether. This machine had footprints you were suppoised to stand on, arms upraised. Then, once outside it, you were manually searched about the shoulders.

I went t...

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Using iPad to record reaults

Is anyone else out there using the iPad app to record, How do you like it

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Would pushing a grocery cart 9 days after surgery cause weekness

9 days after surgery I went grocery shopping and felt weak and to come home was it two strenuous too push cart

 

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Heart rate drop with extra beats

  Hello, lately I have  been experiencing asked to be with PACs. I am on my fourth pacer. Most recent the Azure. When the  extra beats start they cause a drop in pulse down to the 30s 40s or 50s, and then my heart has to contract and I beat like 110 or 120. This can happen multiple times throughout the day and causes severe fatigue shortness of breath and dizziness. My pacemaker is set at 70. I’m constantly arguing with my physician that my pulse is droppin...

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Ice hockey

is anyone playing ice hockey with a pace maker.  Dr recommends no contact sports but I would like to play again.  This is no check but it’s ice so there are collisions    Dr concerned about damaging leads.  I just got my PM 10 days.  Thanks for any info or recommendations.  

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Apple Watch

Hello,

I use the Apple Watch to monitor my heart ♥️ rate and take ECGs when I feel palpitations; PAC’sand PVC’s. It also can pick up inconclusive rhythms and my father-in-law uses his for his atrial fib and says it’s very accurate. I also take my pulse and feel the EKG is very accurate. I would love to hear all other opinions on the Apple Watch...🙏🏼Thank you

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sudden heart rate drop while running

Hello, all. I got my Boston Scientific ACCOLADE MRI Pacemaker (dual chamber) on July 29, 2019. About three weeks ago I resumed running after getting cleared by my doctor. I'm rather deconditioned from not run for about 12 weeks. I have been going out every other day for very easy, 20-25 minute runs. My pace is very relaxed, about 13-minute miles, in which I have complete control of my breathing. I could easily carry on a conversation at this effort. My heart rate at this pace is...

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Anyone running with a Boston Visionist CRT?

Hi Guys,

Back in May 2019 I got me a new CRT-P pacemaker after some endocarditis.

Boston Visionist. Previous to that I had a dual pacemaker Surscan from Medtronic.

I do a fair bit of running. But I do find that when the heart rate goes into the 140s I feel what I can describe as a flutter and my rate of breathing increases. The breathing effort doesn't match the running effort. This feeling happens no matter how slow I run.

The HR increases but again the breat...

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Loop recorder and Pacemaker interactions......?

Good morning

I wondered if anyone has had a loop recorder and a pacemaker at the same time? Is there the possibility of any interaction between the two?

I have a Micra leadless PM and when that was implanted my loop recorder (LINQ) was take out. They removed it due to a communciation error (the doctors had said that a PM would monitor in a similar way to a loop and therefore I wouldn't need it anymore). After surgery a cardiophysiologist said this wasnt the case and that a Mic...

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Private health insurance UK

Hi All,

 

I am moving to Mexcio and have a pacemaker. Anyone have any idea on if there are health insurance policies that allow pre-existing pace makers. Im 30 and fit s a fiddle (little pacemaker controlled Adam-Stokes syndrome, but otherwise well!)

 

UK citizien and no USA residency unfortunatly. 

 

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Need advice

Has anyone gotten their pacemaker removed permanently? Long story short I am not using it at all anymore and have 9 years battery life left, plenty of time to see if I will use it again before having the option to get it removed, replaced or get a monitor. Not sure what I’m going to do yet. I sometimes have anxiety just thinking about it, like what if I didn’t need it all along and would have gotten a second opinion (even though it was an emergency type of situation). 

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CRT-D and increased ef

I am being. Upgraded to a crt-d from an icd. Has anyone experienced an improved ef after installation?

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Replacement surgery tomorrow

I'm scheduled to have my pacemaker replaced tomorrow.  I've had this one (my first one) for almost 11 years.  I went for a checkup back in March and they said come back in 6 months.  Went last week and they told me it should have been replaced in June.

I have no pain tolerance at all and was wondering about recovery time with the replacement.  I work at a sit down office job, although I do have to reach over my head from time to time during the day.  I f...

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Experiences with Boston Scientific PM

My pacemaker will be replaced in late Oct., and was thinking of a Boston Scientifc PM (Accolade).  I would apprecite hearing of peoples experience with this PM and how has functioned during exercise (running, climbing stairs, bicycling,hiking, and going up hills with a backpack. Do you experience fatigue,  have to stop during exercise to rest, and etc. I do walking HIIT, hiking in wilderness areas, and hiking in general. My current PM does not support these activities.

I want...

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Changing battery

Hello, anyone knows if the ICD lead will be change when you changing battery? 

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Bi-V/AICD change out

So quick question about a generator change out. So I went to the dr back the 1st week of August and they said I had 3 months left on my battery and it will be singing either any day now or months from now. Here we are over a month later and I'm still waiting. I'm just confused because I thought your device gets changed out at 3 months. My last one went unexpect. into EOL after 2.5 years due to a defective battery so this is very much new to me. Any advice would be appreciate...

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