Below are links to reader questions & forum topics regarding riding after a heart attack and/or while taking Atenolol, Hypertension or Blood Pressure medications.
“Heart Rate Monitors and Heart Attacks” (reader takes Atenolol) • cycling.co.uk
“Anyone Taking Atenolol for High Blood Pressure?” Bikeforums.com
“Hypertension / Blood Pressure Medications? If you’re taking what’s yours?” Bike Forums.com
Beta Blockers Q & A indoorcycleinstructor.com
This will be and ongoing process, if you know of any others please fee free to contact me.
Hi, Eric. You said you were interested in some stories related to cardiac recovery. Last April, I underwent sudden open heart surgery to replace my aortic valve and repair the aortic root. Thirteen days days later, I had to have emergency pericardial surgery to drain fluid that was accumulating (1 liter’s worth).
I was already registered to ride the 2009 Make-A-Wish Foundation Wish-A-Mile 300 bicycle tour in July (100 miles a day x 3 days), and set a goal to try and ride it. I am happy to say that I was able to ride a full 100-mile century 116 days after my open heart surgery, 103 days after the 2nd surgery. I took Day 2 off, then rode another centuiry on Day 3.
As I reflected on it, I have begun to wonder if anyone else has completed a century that soon after such a surgery/episode. Do you know?