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debe19552010-07-04 16:32:12 +0000 #1
Last year I had a heart valve replaced as well as a pacemaker put in.....

I've been told that I have to watch what poses I do, but no one I talk to seems to know what to avoid.... does anyone have experience with those of us who have these liabilities?

Thanks ahead of time.... Debra
jetstream2010-07-04 16:37:47 +0000 #2
If both valve and pacemaker are working well, why shouldn't you lead a normal life? Pacemakers are pretty robust. The only thing to watch is going from a prolonged period on the floor, i.e. sitting poses, to standing up. A lot of people without pacemakers become dizzy here and there's a chance that your heart rate won't rise quickly enough to compensate, depending on what sort of unit you have implanted. If you're concerned about it, why not send a letter to your cardiologist?

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