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  • Sky Diving?

    Hi, everyone. I'm planning to go sky diving at the end of the month. Good or bad idea for someone with HCM?

    In terms of HCM symptoms, I have never passed out, just the occasional head rush.

    I also have an ICD but take no meds.

    Cheers John

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    Hi John,
    I suspect it's best to talk with your cardiologist. Seems to me that one problem is that if you did have an event that triggered the ICD, that could be disastrous. Whether skydiving is more likely to lead to such an event, I don't know.

    I have a suspicion that if you asked the sky diving company, they'd say no.

    Gordon
    Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.

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      I would strongly advise AGAINST doing such a thing. Sky diving is quite stressful and heart rates can easily go to 180 or even higher on a first jump. I would say there's a good chance you would hit one of the therapy zones of the ICD. So don't unless you feel getting shocked in free fall adds another kick to your jumps
      Some people say I don't have a heart, but my doctor says I have too much?

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