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Old 12-28-17, 05:38 PM   #1
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Cardiac Rehab

Tickles me when God messes with my Heart Dr. Back when I had my heart attack in 2011 my Ejection Fraction (EF) was 30-35%. Dr says it probably won't get much better. Year or so later he runs a test to measure my heart function and is surprised to tell me my EF is up to around 43% and that's probably as good as it will ever get he says.

My Garmin shows I've pedaled some 6500 miles, which I know is not a lot for some of you guys, but that's where I'm at since I started back cycling to get my exercise in mid 2013. I stared back with a three mile ride and took my longest ride of 74 miles this fall getting ready to ride a century that was canceled due to hurricane Irma.

Well today I got the results from the stress test I took back in May. The Dr. said it showed a NORMAL TEST. EVERYTHING was in normal limits, including my EF of 53%. Normal being 50-75%. The surprise in his voice was priceless. God is good!

It's been a long road, glad I'm able to pedal down it!

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Old 12-28-17, 09:58 PM   #2
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Nice pix to match your post, good luck.
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Old 12-29-17, 11:08 AM   #3
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Great job, keep on rolling!
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Old 12-29-17, 11:29 AM   #4
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Great news! Do you try and keep your HR below a certain level now or just let it roll?
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That's fantastic! Keep on pedaling!
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go, Go, GO!
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Damn ... that is inspiring!
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Well done! Keep doing what you have been doing.
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Hey! That pic shows you being at the wrong end of that long road. And it looks suspiciously like chip seal. Congrats!
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Great news! Do you try and keep your HR below a certain level now or just let it roll?
I just let it roll, He has me on a beta blocker so it's really hard to get my heart going to fast. I think the fastest I've been able to get it up to has been 178 or so.


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Hey! That pic shows you being at the wrong end of that long road. And it looks suspiciously like chip seal. Congrats!

I'm not interested in getting to the end of the road just out to enjoy the journey! I suppose it is chip seal but I'm no expert.

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Old 12-30-17, 07:23 AM   #11
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As I have related in the past, I probably owe my current state of good health to decades of bicycling. Congrats on beating (so to speak) heart disease. Keep the rubber side down, and keep pedaling.
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Keep us posted on your results. Congrats...great news..
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Awesome.

Not to steal your thunder, but I also had great results from bicycling after a heart attack.

Cool story! Thanks for the post.
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Old 01-08-18, 12:25 PM   #14
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Great, keep going.
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Awesome.

Not to steal your thunder, but I also had great results from bicycling after a heart attack.
I don't mind sharing the platform. Lets hear about it!
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