Hi, I'm new to this team. I just had my pacemaker implanted (Medtronic EnRhythm)this past November. My problem was bradycardia (average 40-45 beats per minute) and have been aware of the problem since I was about 35 years old. The first doc to notice the slow heart rate chalked it up to being physically fit (used to be an avid jogger) Five years ago, my primary care doc at that time told me that I'd need a pacemaker somewhere down the line. At that time, I'd been diagnosed with first degree heart block. It wasn't until last summer that my current primary care doctor decided after an abnormal EKG and Holter monitor reading, that I'd benefit from seeing a cardiologist, who then set me up with an EP doctor.
I've been doing GREAT since the implant. I've been given the okay to start back with my exercise program and have been doing my nordic walking and elliptical workouts so far. I'm looking forward to Spring again, when I can get my bicycle out and hit the road.
Edited by: EARLYLOIS at: 1/8/2009 (06:49)
Lois from New Jersey