If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ in HCMA Announcements. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Your Participation in this message board is strictly voluntary. Information and comments on the message board do not necessarily reflect the feelings, opinions, or positions of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. At no time should participants to this board substitute information within for individual medical advice. The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association shall not be liable for any information provided herein. All participants in this board should conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner. Failure to do so will result in suspension or termination. The moderators of the message board working with the HCMA will be responsible for notifying participants if they have violated the rules of conduct for the board. Moderators or HCMA staff may edit any post to ensure it conforms with the rules of the board or may delete it. This community is welcoming to all those with HCM we ask that you remember each user comes to the board with information and a point of view that may differ from that which you hold, respect is critical, please post respectfully. Thank you

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Cycling and Pacemaker issues

Collapse

About the Author

Collapse

bobdros Find out more about bobdros
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Cycling and Pacemaker issues

    I've had a pacemaker for 26 years and been a cyclist for almost 40 years. I have a Medtronic Adapta which has a sensor that detects muscle activity. I live in a hilly area and my pacemaker doesn't detect muscle activity when I'm going slow up a hill and my rate will fall to less than 100 bpm. I found a tip online that said to tap the shell of the pacemaker to make it speed up. That seems to work.

    I hope this helps anyone who enjoys cycling and has been frustrated by slow pacemaker response.

  • #2
    Re: Cycling and Pacemaker issues

    Thanks for the tip. I'm sure others will be happy to have a work-around for the times their pacers don't activate for those slower times.
    Reenie

    ****************
    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Cycling and Pacemaker issues

      Kinda scary when a tap can change your HR! I expect that of my TV remote when the battery is low, but not my device!
      I'd call the doctor & see if 1) its connected and working properly and 2) perhaps a setting change can help you.
      Marc
      Diagnosed @ 48
      Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
      Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
      AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
      After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
      Quietly going insane . . .

      Comment

      Today's Birthdays

      Collapse

      Working...
      X