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Kiting prognosis after heart attack

Postby gilana » Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:34 am

Hi.
I have recently suffered a MI, apparently my 4th. I have no memory of the previous 3.
Result is a 4 x bypass operation. They harvested arteries in my left thigh and left forearm, and under my pectoral muscles.

It is now 6 weeks post op, and I have some weakness in my left hand, and I can't really stand too long.
I am on thinners, and statins, after never having taken meds in my life.

Is there anyone else on here who has recovered from CABG surgery and continues to kite?

Please tell your experiences, and any tips would be most welcome.

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Re: Kiting prognosis after heart attack

Postby tomtom » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:14 am

age?

in 40ths it prognosis is good, in 80ths no so. Also other conditions are quite crucial...

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Re: Kiting prognosis after heart attack

Postby Sbrinckman » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:14 am

Off course age matters, as for all. You should be able to do anything after bypass grafting, keeping in mind not to push it to the max.
You are probably on a thinner called ASA, Ascal, salycyl acid, which should not be a problem.

Your left ventricle function loss might hinder your max exercise capacity, but normal kiting does not cost a lot of energy.

You miss a artery in your arm what might give you some function loss in the arm, I am not really familiar with this.

Enjoy the sea.

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Re: Kiting prognosis after heart attack

Postby FLandOBX » Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:07 pm

What does your cardiologist say?

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Re: Kiting prognosis after heart attack

Postby downunder » Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:48 pm

Geez,

Gilana, I remember your posts. Hope u take up foiling.

All the best and speedy recovery!

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Re: Kiting prognosis after heart attack

Postby gilana » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:08 am

Thanks for the answers. I'm 60 but I feel 40.
2020 was supposed to be the year I hit a 15m jump.
The cardiologist who ran the operation has never heard of kitesurfing. It was hard to get a real guide from him.
he did say that for spearfishing, I should not submerge for 2 months. So today there were some snappers showing me the middle fin as they stayed out of range.

I can't think of not kiting.

I guess I'm just going to take it easy, start mowin the lawn. Then a few jumps, and work my way back to former levels but not try anything new. I am in unknown territory here. I guess I must just be introsensitive... Listen to my body.

Appreciate the good wishes, but I really need to hear from another CABG recipient who is shredding...

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Re: Kiting prognosis after heart attack

Postby Dave_5280 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:59 am

Never had a “Cabbage” - laugh - hope I never need it! But had some serious heart problems years ago. Never had anything that felt so out of my control. I was fine, not fine, and then fine again after treatment and went on to run 2 marathons.

It sounds like you have a reasonable plan and are willing to take some risk to do what you love doing. Using more personal safety limits is a good idea as we age and get “nicked” along the way. I’m 62 so have thought about it. If all I was concerned about was safety, I wouldn’t kite at all.

Good luck and congratulations on the recovery!

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Re: Kiting prognosis after heart attack

Postby tomtom » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:09 am

gilana wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:08 am
I guess I'm just going to take it easy, start mowin the lawn. Then a few jumps, and work my way back to former levels but not try anything new. I am in unknown territory here. I guess I must just be introsensitive... Listen to my body.
sounds like a solid plan!


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Re: Kiting prognosis after heart attack

Postby UKSurf » Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:29 am

Personally, I would find out what medical professionals think about swimming in the sea with your condition. The biggest risk might not be the kitesurfing itself but the water and being incapacitated in it.

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