i'm female 52 been running for fitness for about 10 years. I've had a few times when i noticed my resting heart rate had dipped to 32 and after discussing with a dr friend went along to the cardiologists who have suggested i will need a pacemaker fitted eventually when my symptoms get more troublesome (I've had bit of chest tightness dizzy spells weight gain breathlessness)
my question is will i still be able to continue running with a pacemaker does anyone out there have any experience of this i would like a bit of reassurance medics these days are very much into letting patients make their own informed choices about treatments so I'm trying to find out before i commit to invasive procedures that will change my lifestyle....if my heart needs help it needs help but i would like to know what to expect.
i should of asked all this at the apt but i went on my own and when told i was quite shocked as i just thought i was super fit so i forgot to ask all the right questions and won't have follow up now until october after a barrage of tests are completed.
appreciate anyone with any personal experience to answer