Angioplasty, back to the erg

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Angioplasty, back to the erg

Postby jardenblack26 » May 24th, 2018, 1:43 am

Chest pains and sweating sent me to the hospital and by time I got out I'd had angioplasty. Per cardiologists, my heart, lungs, blood chemistry etc etc are perfect, no idea where pain came from, best guess is job stress or a bad chair or both. Or chili. Could be chili. The only meds I am on=baby aspirin.

Post angioplasty, anyone have any experience with how long they waited before getting back on the erg/water?

Currently my erg work is: two 30 minute HIIT sessions and one 60 minute HIIT session a week. The 30's = ten minute warm up, at the ten mark start 5 minutes of 40 seconds off, 20 on. Two minute paddle, do it again at 16 minute mark. 5 minute paddle, do it again at the 25 minute mark.
The 60= ten minute warm up, then the 5 minute intervals at 10/20/30/40/50 minutes.

The md's said 72 hours before I so much as go up stairs. Not much about serious workouts.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Angioplasty, back to the erg

Postby lindsayh » May 24th, 2018, 5:52 am

jardenblack26 wrote:Chest pains and sweating sent me to the hospital and by time I got out I'd had angioplasty. Per cardiologists, my heart, lungs, blood chemistry etc etc are perfect, no idea where pain came from, best guess is job stress or a bad chair or both. Or chili. Could be chili. The only meds I am on=baby aspirin. Post angioplasty, anyone have any experience with how long they waited before getting back on the erg/water?
Currently my erg work is: two 30 minute HIIT sessions and one 60 minute HIIT session a week. The 30's = ten minute warm up, at the ten mark start 5 minutes of 40 seconds off, 20 on. Two minute paddle, do it again at 16 minute mark. 5 minute paddle, do it again at the 25 minute mark.
The 60= ten minute warm up, then the 5 minute intervals at 10/20/30/40/50 minutes. The md's said 72 hours before I so much as go up stairs. Not much about serious workouts. Any thoughts?


Best to talk to the cardiologist, physiotherapist and rehab team rather than those of us who know little/nothing of your clinical condition and likely have no qualifications in this area. Find a good exercise physiologist, develop a plan and do what you are told! Best of luck - the erg is going to be a great tool to help you recover.
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Re: Angioplasty, back to the erg

Postby Dangerscouse » May 24th, 2018, 9:01 am

Totally agree with Lindsay. It is vital that you get professional advice for something like this.
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Re: Angioplasty, back to the erg

Postby NavigationHazard » May 24th, 2018, 10:29 am

Let me second (or third) the advice to consult your physician(s) before doing anything that looks like erging. You need a professional judgement as to risks/rewards/capabilities. We joke on the Forum from time to time about killing ourselves in a workout. No one actually wants or needs that outcome....
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