Doing sport with an implantable pacemaker or cardioverter/defibrillator

Authors: V. Vančura
Authors‘ workplace: Kardiologická klinika IKEM, Praha
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2007, 9(Mimořádné): 39-44
Category: Editorial


Sports and pacemakers or implantable cardioverters/defibrillators. As the number of patients with implanted pacemakers and cardioverters/ defibrillators (ICD) grows there is a growing number of people with these devices who wish to participate in sports. While the only limitation for patients with pacemakers is to avoid the danger of bodily collision which could damage the device or the lead, the limitations in the ICD patients are more extensive. Usually, they are advised to restrict their sporting activities to the least demanding sports. The requirements laid on the cardiovascular system during sports require proper setting of stimulation parameters in pacemakers and appropriate setting of ICD devices, that prevents inappropriate therapeutic interventions.

sport – implantable pacemakers – cardioverters/defibrillators – resynchronisation therapy – CRM apparatuses


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