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    Senior Member Quemal's Avatar
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    Touring with a pacemaker

    Hi All,

    I am curious, does anyone tour with a pacemaker? Recently, I was fitted with a pacemaker, and told I can't ride for a least a month (insert primal scream).

    I was in training for a tour next fall, Santa Barbara to San Diego. Are there any changes to your normal routine??
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    I would imagine that it would depend on how it worked. Is it there to fire only if your HR drops below a certain point, or to keep your heart beat steady at a set rate? I imagine it might be possible with the first type. I would be concerned that a crash could damage it, and that the condition that caused you to need it might be a problem for touring. As always, have a detailed discussion with your doctor. If you don't like the answer, ask another.

    -Rob.

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    The Internet is a terrible place to get medical advice. No one here knows your medical history, your situation, and I doubt there are any doctors here -- certainly none that will give you actual medical advice.

    Keep talking to your cardiologist. If you need more information, talk to a specialist in sports medicine.

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