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I was told I was not to ride anymore. I still do ride but I have to be careful and it has knocked my performance badly. Not that it was great to start with.
When I leave the house on the flat, just pedalling quietly' I'm at 80% of that calculated MHR (220-age thingy) within 100 m. I have to keep stopping to rest and I try to not let my pulse rate go much higher than about 150.
Last week it peaked at round 250 or so briefly and I felt quite ill. Not too sure why it took off but I sure didn't feel too well at the time.
I'm 72 by the way.
This whole thing came out of the blue about 18 months back. The doc said it was likely Ventricular tachycardia and they would do an ablation to cure the problem so into the Cath Lab I went.
Unfortunately it turned out to be multifocal atrial tachycardia and apparently little they could do except meds.
Due to being athsmatic I couldn't use the drug of choice and ended up on Verapamil.
Could be worse I guess.
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