Thanks for your response. I did join the cardiac athletes forum. It seems to include more folks that are coming back from some sort of cardiac incident. I think that mine is considered exercise induced because I didn't have high blood pressure prior to starting up running again and the dramatic jump (120-220) of my systolic bp when on the treadmill.View Thread
Thanks so much for sharing your experience. The Bystolic has helped me as well. I can't run as fast as I did previously, and I need to switch to walk/run ratios for anything over a half marathon distance, but at least I'm still running. I have a really hard time with the heat...living in Florida is therefore a challenge...especially training for a fall marathon. I would love to hear about any good resources that you have found for info. Thanks so much!View Thread
Thanks for sharing your experience. The Bystolic is working well for me too. I'm not able to run as fast as I was and I have to switch to run/walk ratios for anything over about 10 miles....but at least I'm still able to run. It is interesting to hear that it effects your response to cold weather. It is just the opposite for me. I have a really hard time in the heat. Living in Florida and training for a fall marathon is therefore painful. I am still struggling to find good information. Any resources that you could point me to would be most appreciated. Thanks so much!View Thread
Thanks for your response. My blood pressure went from 120 to 220 during the 10 minute stress test, hence the diagnosis. I had been really struggling to keep my heart rate under control during my runs.This is the reason that I went to the Dr. origionally.
I did run with a Polar monitor. i haven't lately since the heart rate is now artificially controlled and the cardiologist said that perceived exertion would be a more effective way to go.
My understanding (which is limited) is that there are hot spots in the electrical wiring of the heart that cause the spike while exercising. There is a procedure where they can try to burn these hot spots. For now, we are trying to adjust the dosage.
I had an updated ectocardiogram Monday and go back Wednesday for results. I welcome any suggestions for questions that I should ask as I never feel competent in this area.View Thread
I hope that all is well with folks on this thread since I am just reading these posts 2 years later. Ironically, I have been dealing with exercise induced hypertension for the past 2 years myself and was hoping for to glean some insights.
I ran in highschool and college and then took almost 20 years off before getting back into it as an empty nester. About 6 months in to my training ( 20 - 25 miles a week) I started expheriencing really high heartrate. The heat here in Florida really exacerbates this.
My heart rate shot up to 220 while on the treadmill during my stress test and i have been on betablockers ever since. Now my resting heart rate is really low (49), I have put on weight, and I am not making any gains in my running (time wise). I was wondering if any of the other individuals have dealt with these issues as well. Thanks so much!View Thread