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Have pacemaker. Red face, increased heart beat, pressure in head. Normal?

Hi, We have a Harley Trike and we went to Tenn. last Sept. I got so hot that I thought I was going to pass out. My face was blood red, and I was exausted. I bought me a helmet with a dark shield but it seemed to make it just as bad. My heart raced and felt like my head was going to explode. Everywhere I went everyone wanted to give me a cold drink. Is this normal with a pacemaker, deflibulater? And is this weaking my heart by racing so fast. Should I continue riding in the heat, I got me a cool vest will this help? Judy
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Hi, thanks for ur query. Can you mention the indication for which you are on permanent pacemaker now as well as the type of pacemaker. I think you should consult with your cardiologist for complete evaluation as settings of pacemaker may need adjustment and reprogramming. I don't know any relationship between cool vest and pacemaker. does this help to relieve your symptoms. Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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