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Discussion: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

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Dec. 1, 2012
coach4250
7 posts
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Implantation

A heart failure device is a small implantable device that treats certain types of heart failure. Implantation of a heart failure device involves positioning leads in the heart and placing the device beneath skin, usually in the shoulder area.

Has anyone out there had this procedure and continued to play softball? I'm more concern about being able to swing the bat without disturbing the device thanks!!
Dec. 1, 2012
wolfin42
Men's 55
32 posts
Yes I have had this implanted two years ago. I play tournaments with a team out of Tacoma, WA. I also umpire both fastpitch and slowpitch softball. Do it and play all the softball you want. Good Luck
Dec. 2, 2012
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
I had this done a year ago this Sept., and it's working fine, still get to work out, play softball and golf.Makes you a little nervous at first, but once you get pass that, it will be fine,
Dec. 2, 2012
coach4250
7 posts
Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to my question. I'm feeling much better about the procedure. One more question How long was it before you were able to start playing softball after having the procedure?
Thanks again!!
Dec. 2, 2012
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
About a month is what my Doctor said.I waited a little longer.
Dec. 2, 2012
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
You'll be fine and good luck in 2013 !
Dec. 2, 2012
miken44
74 posts
had a pace maker put in 2010 did not play that summer started playing again 2011 no problem is scary the first time out use to pitch but don't no more i don't think about it even being there
Dec. 2, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4249 posts
I hope those extra steps you'll be forced to make running the 70' bases won't affect any of you.
I know a few players with pacemakers and they do well as it is. That was my concern about the 5 extra few times 4 to go all the way around. Those with no health issues do not care, but possible someday they will.
Dec. 2, 2012
steve65
Men's 65
175 posts
I have had a pacemaker for enough years that it had to be replaced last year--played at Dalton 10 days later. Incidentally I play outfield and courtesy run several times per game--I have never felt ill effects from it although when it is checked I always laugh when the tech tells me I had blank number of episode and then I tell her approx what time they were--every time you run or even swing the bat several times in BP it shows an episode---
Dec. 3, 2012
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
Taits, I run fine and still run for other players/
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