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Kiting after heart attack

Postby Jsumms » Fri Jan 26, 2024 3:59 pm

I recently had a heart attack 8 wks ago and had to undergo surgery to have 2 stents fitted, just wondering if anyone has had similar and how soon were u back on the water , I am 12 yrs kiting and love a strong wind boosting session !, also does anyone have any information on heart BPM while kiting with a stent 🤙

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Re: Kiting after heart attack

Postby Toby » Fri Jan 26, 2024 4:02 pm

Just don’t loop it !

A friend of mine rides with two stents, and has no problem at all.

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Re: Kiting after heart attack

Postby Jsumms » Fri Jan 26, 2024 4:13 pm

That’s good to hear 🤙do you know how long he was off the water for ?

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Re: Kiting after heart attack

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Jan 26, 2024 4:43 pm

I have no idea...

But know 2 guys who has been "dead" for a while yes, and who are kitesurfing and wingfoiling full on now, no restrictions.

Probably in agreement with the doctor - but you never know as doctors often tend to say "dont do this and that" just so they are not responsible, and surfers do it anyways :rollgrin:

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Re: Kiting after heart attack

Postby Bill C » Fri Jan 26, 2024 4:55 pm

I had a ruptured aorta back in April which required open heart surgery and replacement of a aorta section with a nylon tube, twelve days in the hospital most of it flat on my back, fed thru a tube, lost a bunch of weight, muscle mass, yada, yada. Couldn't walk down the hall and back immediately post op. Fast forward now...lots of walking and light gym work multiple times a week. I have gained quite a bit of weight and strength, but not at the per-event level. Recently have been back on the water kiting twice in flat water, light wind conditions. Felt like I was born again and thankful to be alive. You'll have enough energy to kite, but nothing in reserve if something goes bad. Its a risk you take. I expect to be back at the 'new normal' on the one year anniversary.
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Re: Kiting after heart attack

Postby Vivo3d » Fri Jan 26, 2024 4:57 pm

Jsumms wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2024 4:13 pm
That’s good to hear 🤙do you know how long he was off the water for ?
Isn't that a question for your doc? BPM also depends what general fitness you have and not what sport you are practicing. But for sure a nice Adrenalin kick can get your heart pumping quiet good. It's not something like a muscle injury - If something happens while you are on the water, help is likely not going to be there on time.

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Re: Kiting after heart attack

Postby Jsumms » Fri Jan 26, 2024 5:50 pm

Thanks bill for the info and great to see your back on the water 🤙

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Re: Kiting after heart attack

Postby Jsumms » Fri Jan 26, 2024 5:53 pm

Hi Vivo , am back to the hospital on Tues for a treadmill stress test , this is what the doc recommended when I asked about going back in the water , hopefully get some answers then 🤙

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Re: Kiting after heart attack

Postby Toby » Fri Jan 26, 2024 6:21 pm

He says he went 3 months after kiting.
But after 4 weeks he said he did lots of sport to train.

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Re: Kiting after heart attack

Postby jakemoore » Fri Jan 26, 2024 6:47 pm

A heart attack can mean a lot of different things. You don’t have the language to know the full story and therefore cannot tell the full story to us. And for that reason you should not take any advice from the Kiteforum even from people with a credential.

1/3 of people with MI die before they get to the hospital so the fact that you lived is a big plus for you. But you should inquire about your risk for a second heart attack.

You probably are taking blood thinners. How strong are they and for how long?

Abnormal heart rhythms can be a sudden death and especially bad news in the water. Perhaps they would monitor your EKG as an outpatient for a period of time.

If it were me, I would rehab and train a minimum of six months.
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