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New Cardiac Ablation and Replacement ICD

Old 02-15-19, 09:58 PM
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New Cardiac Ablation and Replacement ICD

Looks like I am off the bike another three weeks. I developed Atrial flutter 3 weeks ago and my heart wouldn't go over 105 BPM. Hills above 6% were impossible as my legs would ache and I was short on breath. My Cardiologist/ Electrophysiologist just ablated my left Atrium to stop the flutter and replaced my ICD which was on recall. The heart is good now but I am not allowed to use it. So in three weeks I can start getting my fitness back. This is getting old as I had surgery in June to cut 25cm from my colon and in Oct. they put me back together. Then I had a Greenlight procedure. Sometimes it seems there are too many "comebacks" to fitness. But at 76 I will get back to power intervals and group rides with the 50 and 60 year old guys. I guess if you are a cyclist you can't quit.
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Originally Posted by fastcarbon View Post
Looks like I am off the bike another three weeks. I developed Atrial flutter 3 weeks ago and my heart wouldn't go over 105 BPM. Hills above 6% were impossible as my legs would ache and I was short on breath. My Cardiologist/ Electrophysiologist just ablated my left Atrium to stop the flutter and replaced my ICD which was on recall. The heart is good now but I am not allowed to use it. So in three weeks I can start getting my fitness back. This is getting old as I had surgery in June to cut 25cm from my colon and in Oct. they put me back together. Then I had a Greenlight procedure. Sometimes it seems there are too many "comebacks" to fitness. But at 76 I will get back to power intervals and group rides with the 50 and 60 year old guys. I guess if you are a cyclist you can't quit.
Donít despair. 78: had two ablations, then pacemaker for very low resting HR with pauses, Prostate cancer treated with radiation and seeds, lifelong asthmatic and still riding with the mid-60 year olds, tandem and solo. Youíre right you canít quit😊
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Old 02-16-19, 11:03 PM
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Yikes. Sounds like a lot of challenges in a short time. Best wishes for a full recovery.

My daughter had a cardiac ablation in her 30s. The procedure was pretty straightforward but she also developed a pleural effusion and inflammation, which delayed recovery a few weeks. No further complications as far as I know.
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Looks like I am off the bike another three weeks. I developed Atrial flutter 3 weeks ago and my heart wouldn't go over 105 BPM. Hills above 6% were impossible as my legs would ache and I was short on breath. My Cardiologist/ Electrophysiologist just ablated my left Atrium to stop the flutter and replaced my ICD which was on recall. The heart is good now but I am not allowed to use it. So in three weeks I can start getting my fitness back. This is getting old as I had surgery in June to cut 25cm from my colon and in Oct. they put me back together. Then I had a Greenlight procedure. Sometimes it seems there are too many "comebacks" to fitness. But at 76 I will get back to power intervals and group rides with the 50 and 60 year old guys. I guess if you are a cyclist you can't quit.
All the young guys have to fight are hills and headwinds...getting old is tough!

If you're gonna fight aging kicking and screaming, you may as well stick a bike between your legs.

Wishing you a speedy recovery and happy cycling (as soon as you are able).
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