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A 39-year-old female asked:

i an very deconditioned. i have a biventricular pacemaker. would it be better to walk at a slow pace for a longtime or short time fast paced?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Walking: Start out slowly and over time slowly increase your time and distance as tolerated.
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
Cardiology 53 years experience
Slow: Conditioning should start at a slow pace for a period that will not cause exhaustion or fatigue. This may take a while before increasing the time duration. In patients with significant cardiac impairment duration of exercise rather than intensity is better in improving functional status

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