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Old 07-20-09, 09:11 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-20-09, 03:35 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 07-20-09, 04:12 PM   #3
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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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Old 07-20-09, 05:22 PM   #4
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Here I thought you might be talking about your wife......
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