In October 2022, experienced cyclist Jason had been taking his bike for a quick spin around Telford, UK when he felt as though he’d hit a brick wall. He was dizzy, had no power in his legs, and was forced to roll to a stop.
With his Frontier X buzzing to alert him that his upper heart rate limit had been reached, Jason easily recognised the signs as he’d experienced these symptoms before.
“I knew I was having an episode and something wasn’t right, this time it wasn’t sorting itself out.”
When checking his pulse in his neck, it was so fast that Jason was unable to count it.
In a stroke of luck, Jason’s cycling route had taken him just outside of the Princess Royal Hospital, allowing him to ride through the doors of A&E and be sent straight to triage.
“My heart rate was fluctuating between 27bpm and 240bpm, which was mirrored by the figures on my Frontier X.”
Jason was immediately transferred to resus, where based on hospital diagnosis, a defibrillator was attached to his chest and Adenosine and a defibrillating shock were administered to restart his heart again, ensuring that it returned from ventricular tachycardia to sinus rhythm.
Just three months after his initial experience, Jason’s Frontier X detected a critically high heart rate which had risen to 227bpm and remained at over 220bpm for 90 minutes. Once in hospital, Jason received a cardioversion to return his heart from Ventricular Tachycardia to sinus rhythm as diagnosed by the treating physician.
Jason is now at home recovering from his latest episode, although it may be a while before he can return to training.
“I’ve been using the Frontier X since it was released. I wouldn’t be without it now.
“I also wear it whilst sleeping occasionally, to monitor my heart rate throughout the night when I’m truly at rest. With my resting heart rate dropping to 32 – 36bpm it’s good to know my heart rate is recovering well.”
We’d like to wish Jason a smooth and speedy recovery.
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