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Weight Lifting And Atrial Fibrillation
PAF: There is mounting data showing that athletes who generate a lot of upper body strain (ie rowers, weight lifters) have an increased incidence of a fib, felt to be due to back pressure on the heart during straining that ultimately stretches out the top chambers which is where atrial fibrillation comes from. As you continue weight lifting, be aware that your paroxysmal afib may become persistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends : On the intensity and the number of reps. ...Read more
Cardio: You have to be careful when exercising as you want your oxygenation to remain above 88%. I tend to tell my patients that cardio is a better exercise for them as weight lifting can be associated with big swings in your blood pressure and valsalva that could precipitate an episode of syncope"passing out". As usual, everything with moderation is better and talk to your doctor before doing exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you are trying to lose weight than you need to be on a weight loss diet along with your ongoing exercise. If you are trying to maintain the weight you are at and just want to change the fat into muscle you will need to spend time with a trainer. There are many intense programs that can help you with this. It usually entails many hours of very hard work and it is certainly worth it. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need recording: Hard to say without seeing the rhythm. If the palpitations are reliably reproducible, your doctor can get you a holter monitor which you wear for 24 hours. Then go lift weights and make it happen. If the episodes are less frequent, get a 30 day monitor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is athletes heart causing my palpitations during exercise? Resting hr 50 ,clear echo and 24hr holter. I do lots of endurance training.
Pvcs, : Endurance runners can have skipped beats and irregular heart beat such as atrial Fibrilation during or at the end of an exercise bout . They do not usually have any clinical significance except if the runner has a lot of symptoms or interfere with overall performance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you know?: Body fat can be measured in multiple ways and with varying degrees of accuracy. The pinch test is one of the least accurate while buoyancy testing is quite accurate. If you are just using the scale then you can't really measure body fat as muscle ways more than fat for the same volume. ...Read more
Can a paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and av node reentry tachycardia increase the risk for a heart attack?
I just made 35 push-ups, and my heart rate sky-rocketed to 198 bpm. Is this heart rate too fast, for that exercise intensity?
Out of shape: If accurate, HR 198 is high and possibly related to exercise intensity in someone out of shape. Start training in an exercise program using aerobics first and than add push ups and weights. You did not tell me the age but if you are over 35-40 and overweight you should clear the exercise program with your physician ...Read more
Odd SVE from 24 HR Holter Cardio "Not convinced Paroxysmal Afib" short burst of miss beats and strong beat twice in a week from
Without actually: seeing the rhythm strips in question it is difficult to advise you. Given your history it would not be surprising to find you have atrial fibrillation. Perhaps extended monitoring would be beneficial or implantation of a loop recorder. You wouldn't want your first confirmation that you have atrial fibrillation to be your presentation with a CVA! ...Read more
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